This is a three part series that will be delivered as an online training by the Illinois Department of Human Services, Office of Grants Administration.

This training shows you how to effectively, find, write and submit proposals for federal, state, local, non-governmental, and private sector grants. If you want to learn the essentials of writing and acquiring grants, this three part training series will help you.

Who Should Attend?

Individuals from government, non-profit, and faith based organizations are encouraged to attend. Our workshops are not suitable for for-profit businesses or students looking for college grants.

These trainings are free and open to the public.


Participants receive personal instruction from IDHS staff working in the Office of Grants Administration. Upon completion of the entire 3 part series, you will:

  • Know how to research and find available grants
  • Understand the Planning and Organizing required prior to the actual writing of a grant
  • Understand the fundamental elements of a grant proposal
  • Learn how to prepare the narrative portion of a grant proposal


Contact Denise Eligan, Bureau Chief, IDHS Office of Grants Administration at (312) 793-3599.