Grant Writing & Administration Certificate

Grant Writing & Administration Certificate of Completion (Live Online)

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The Program

Obtaining grants is critical to the success of any nonprofit organization. In this online, three course certificate program, you will learn how to write successful proposals, and how to implement, assess and evaluate grants.

Topics covered include grant writing, grant proposals, the application process, methodology, evaluation, assessment, timelines, performance reporting, direct funding, in-kind contributions, foundations, principal investigators, leadership development officers, forums, conferences, and networking.

This instructor-led program requires students to attend three live online sessions via Zoom and participate online in between class sessions using our campus LMS. Students are required to complete the online readings and exercises. Students will also be required to participate by posting responses to instructor's questions and participating in class discussions utilizing the discussion board. Each class session includes an assignment that will reinforce the material, promote the peer review process, and provide a hands-on writing experience. Two days after you are registered, please log on to myCSUDH.

Who Should Attend

Anyone involved in nonprofit management, fundraising/development, and operations.

Eligibility Requirements

This program is open to all individuals interested in learning about grant writing and administration. Students must have access to the Internet.

Campus Location

Classes are held online via zoom, and are convenient for people living and working in or near Los Angeles, Torrance, Long Beach, Carson, Compton, El Segundo, Lomita, Harbor City, Palos Verdes, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, San Pedro, Lawndale, Hawthorne, Gardena, Westchester, Ladera Heights, Lakewood, Paramount, Bellflower, Downey, Inglewood, Wilmington, and other parts of the South Bay and Southern California.


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Instructor Profiles


Theresa LuTheresa Lu, PhD, is CEO and Founder of MissionQuest, Inc. (Lu & Associates), and has over 20 years experience in the grant-writing, program development and evaluation industry.

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Sharon Y. Martin, MPA, Senior Level Manager, Office of Contract and Grant Administration, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), has over 20 years of research administration, grant management and proposal development experience.

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Financial Assistance: WIOA Funding

Out of work and need training? 

This program is approved for funding through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act. Visit our WIOA Assistance Steps and the America's Job Center website for more information.

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Certificate Award

A certificate is awarded upon completion of all required (and when applicable, select elective) courses.

  Once you have completed all the courses in the certificate, you may apply to receive the certificate!
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New Students

  • If you are a new to CSUDH and have never taken a course through CSUDH Continuing Education, simply select the course you want to take, click on the Cart icon to register, input your personal information, and pay for your class(es).

Current Students

  • If you are an existing CSUDH Continuing Education student who has been active in the past 6 months, you will use your regular CSUDH login information.
  • If you are an existing CSUDH Continuing Education student who has been active within the past 2 years, but who has not been active in the past 6 months, you will need to reset your password by visiting

All Other CCPE Students

  • If you are a past CSUDH Continuing Education student who has NOT been active within the past 2 years, please register for your first (returning) course as though you are new student. 
  • If you are an existing CSUDH Continuing Education student who has forgotten your username, student ID number, and/or Toromail address, please call the CCPE Registration Office at 310-243-3741 (Option 1) during Office Hours to retrieve this information.

Current Admitted CSUDH (Non-Continuing Ed) Students

  • ⚠ If you are a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate CSUDH student who wishes to take a CSUDH Continuing Education course for the first time, please call the CCPE Registration Office at 310-243-3741 (Option 1) during Office Hours to get registered. (Please note that CCPE courses cannot be registered through MyCSUDH.)

When you're ready to register, select the " Add" button to the left of your desired course(s), and then select the " Cart" to begin the Checkout process.

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The deadline to enroll for courses for most certificate programs is FOUR (4) BUSINESS DAYS or earlier before the class begins; course schedules are updated daily.

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