Successful Grant Writing in Public Health

About the Training

8am-12pm (MST)

4-Hour Webinar

Cost: Free

Register for Grant Writing Workshop


This online webinar will be a highly interactive training to build capacity for local public health staff to locate grant-funding opportunities, understand how to use data to identify and address a public health problem, and to write effective grant applications. 

Learning Objectives:

  • Knowledge of the grant writing process
  • How to locate grant funding opportunities
  • Identifying the individual sections that are included in a grant proposal
  • Understanding how to write a competitive grant proposal
  • Ability to address each section of a grant proposal
  • Capacity to use data to identify a local need
  • Confidence in writing a competitive grant application

Trainer Information

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Robin Nielson-Cerquone

Robin Nielson-Cerquone worked for 8 years as the Accreditation Coordinator for the Missoula City-County Health Department before coming to the Center for Children, Families, and Workforce Development, where she works on policy and grants. Previous work includes leading cross-sector collaborations to work on community issues, writing many different kinds of reports, developing content for medical websites, and working on grants.

Ryan Tolleson Knee

Ryan Tolleson Knee is the Executive Director of the Center for Children, Families & Workforce Development and a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Montana. Dr. Tolleson Knee has taught organizational leadership and grant-writing courses for 20 years and has received an estimated $30 million in grant funding to improve resources and services to underserved children, families, and communities across Montana. Examples of these statewide programs include developing brain injury prevention programs, establishing Montana’s university-based AmeriCorps programs, developing child abuse prevention training programs, and overseeing the development of a research and data system to guide prevention programming. He is a fourth generation Montanan and passionate about serving the people of Montana.