Hutchinson Center offers one-week grant writing program

Fri, 08/30/2019 - 9:00am

BELFAST — A grant writing certificate program will be offered Monday through Friday, Sept. 30 – Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., at the University of Maine Hutchinson Center. Nonprofit leaders, executive directors, municipal officials, board members and others interested in creating high-quality grant proposals for their organizations are invited to register. This is an intensive program and
participants can expect to walk away with a well vetted grant proposal.

Course instructor Jack Smith, M.P.A., has a master of public administration degree from the University of Maine and more than 25 years of experience in the nonprofit and public sector. He has taught over 1,500 grant writing programs in his career, and currently teaches grant writing certificate programs at the Hutchinson Center, University of Southern Maine, Emory University, University of Georgia and Austin Center for Nonprofit Studies.

The grant writing program provides an intensive opportunity to acquire the knowledge and practice the skills necessary to succeed in today’s competitive grant writing environment.

Participants will proceed step-by-step through the development of a proposal, identifying and evaluating the most appropriate funding sources, researching a problem, and supplying the documentation and statistics necessary for supporting a successful grant proposal.

The cost of the five-day program is $750. Need-based scholarships are available. Participants will earn a University of Maine certificate in grant writing; 3.0 CEUs/30 contact hours are also available.

For more information or to register online, visit

The Hutchinson Center, an outreach center of the University of Maine, is committed to offering high-quality professional development programs to the greater Midcoast Maine community.

For information or to request an accommodation or scholarship application, contact Michelle Patten, 207.338.8002;


About the University of Maine:

The University of Maine, founded in Orono in 1865, is the state's land grant and sea grant university. As Maine's flagship public university, UMaine has a statewide mission of teaching, research and economic development, and community service. UMaine is among the most comprehensive higher education institutions in the Northeast and attracts students from Maine and 49 other states, and 62 countries. It currently enrolls 11,404 total undergraduate and graduate students who can directly participate in groundbreaking research working with world-class scholars.

UMaine offers more than 100 degree programs through which students can earn graduate certificates, master's, doctoral or professional science master's degrees. The university promotes environmental stewardship, with substantial efforts campuswide aimed at conserving energy, recycling and adhering to green building standards in new construction. For more information about UMaine, visit