NOSORH Rural Health Grant Writing Institute

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The NOSORH Rural Health Grant Writing Basic Institute was developed to meet the unique needs of rural grant writers — like you! Each session walks participants through one of the basic building blocks or strategies for successful program funding.

Participants in the course will benefit from:

  • Tools, templates, and tips to help apply what they learn to their everyday work and build a personal grant writing portfolio.
  • Opportunity for one-on-one support, and discussion with other new and experienced grant writers.

Teryl Eisinger, NOSORH’s contractor, has more than 25 years of experience writing grant applications to federal, state, and foundation funders on projects for training programs, small business development, and outreach programs. Her practical approach will include reality-based tips and templates for you to use in your own pursuit of funding.


+ Curriculum

Virtual learning sessions will occur from 3:00-4:30 pm ET. The Institute runs from March 4 – April 29, 2024.

March 4, 2024
Getting Started on Writing a Proposal
Make a good start! Ask important questions before starting to write a grant application, learn how to develop a concept, and plan for the success of your grant writing team.

March 11, 2024
How to Use Data to Make the Case for Rural
This session will provide an overview of how and where to find rural health data and how to use it effectively in a grant proposal. Participants will learn how to present data for small populations and learn where to find valuable data visualization resources.

March 18, 2024
The Importance of Community Partners
Funders see added value in working with other organizations. Establishing effective and inclusive partnerships takes time. It is important to create the right framework from the start and review the structure and process of the partnership on an ongoing basis to measure its success or failure.

March 25, 2024
Creating a Logic Model Foundation and Solid Work Plan
Participants will learn how to develop a logic model which provides a foundation for effective work plans to make them accurately reflect your project. Learn how to use action words to write compelling goals and objectives and how to build a timeline to show an immediate impact for the funder.

April 1, 2024
Developing a Strong Evaluation
What is evaluation and why is it important? What are the components of a strong evaluation plan? Learn how to develop and write a program evaluation plan that can ensure a successful project and demonstrate impact to the funder, report on doing things right, and doing the right things.

April 8, 2024
Creating Better Budgets
Learn the basic elements of a grant application budget. How much detail to include, writing compelling justification and strategy for a winning proposal will be covered.

April 15, 2024
A Narrative That Tells Your Story — Facts and Faces
How you write can be as important as what your write! Learn how to frame your project to stand out among other applications and tell your story. Participants will learn about basic components of the application narrative, writing tips and how to avoid common pitfalls of bad writing and grammar.

April 22, 2024
Submitting a Complete Application and Beyond
Participants will learn the importance of meeting all grant requirements to maximize score and improve chances of receiving funding. Just because the grant is submitted, does not mean the grant process is over. Learn key strategies to developing relationships to increase chances of receiving subsequent funding.

April 29, 2024
Finding Funding and Other Resources to Support Your Proposal
Whether public or private funds, it is important to have the best match possible between your need, your proposal and your organization. Participants will learn the best resources and types of funders and utilize websites and other resources to find the funders right for your program.

+ Technology & System Requirements

Participants will use iSpring, an online Learning Management System (LMS), to access handouts, presentation materials, recorded sessions, and communicate with the course instructor. Live sessions will be conducted through Zoom. Recordings of the presentations will be available for playback within 24 hours of the event.

Only those registered for the NOSORH Rural Health Grant Writing Basic Institute will be provided a personal iSpring login and can join the sessions and view class materials. Failure to comply may result in access restriction. Participants will be sent an email invitation by February 26th.

The registration fee is $750.

Payment of all fees are expected to be paid by March 4, 2024. Payment via credit card is accepted. Contact Kayren Cross at or at (888) 391-7258, ext. 108, to make arrangements for payment if you can’t pay by the 4th or request specialized billing.

Refund Policy
To be considered for a refund, requests must be submitted in writing to Kayren Cross at
Deadlines to request a refund:

  • March 10th — full refund
  • After March 10th — no refund

Need Help?
For questions about this Institute, contact Beth Kolf at