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SW 640 Grant Writing and Program Development

SW 640.  Grant Writing and Program Development.  1.5 Credits.     

This course will introduce undergraduate students to grant writing and program development for human service programs in private not-for-profit agencies. The course focuses on community-engaged techniques for developing programs and grant proposals that are responsive to the needs and strengths of communities. Students will learn the basics of identifying funding opportunities that are well-matched to their program and not-for-profit agency. The course also covers strategies for developing and writing funding proposals. Students will learn the key components of a proposal, including letter of inquiry, project abstracts, problem statements, program descriptions, evaluation, project timeline, dissemination plans, budget, and budget narrative. Beyond program development and grant writing techniques, students will examine how the social work values of social, economic, racial, and environmental justice can be integrated into programs and proposals. Prerequisite: Successful completion of SW 500 level coursework.

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Social Work Program The School of Social Welfare provides the education and experience necessary for a career in social work. By helping shape students’ capacity for anti-racist, anti-oppressive, and socially-just practice, the School prepares social workers to carry out the unique purposes of the profession — to develop human potential, to promote individual well-being, and to bring about a more just society. Social work is a major professional discipline in the Social Sciences. The term social welfare denotes organized public or private social services pertaining to human needs:  adequate nutrition and safe housing, health and mental health, education, economic security, social participation, dignity, and civil and political rights for disadvantaged people. The undergraduate program prepares graduates for generalist social work practice. The program defines generalist practice as maintaining focus on practice and advocacy, based on ethical principles, scientific inquiry, and best practices at the interface between systems (i.e., individual, family, groups, organizations, and communities), with particular emphasis on: The strengths inherent in these systems. The need to understand the role of gender, age, race/ethnicity, class, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, disability, and culture in all phases of the social work process. The promotion of human rights and social, economic, and environmental justice for those disenfranchised on the basis of the attributes listed above. The assumption of a critical perspective regarding different ways of knowing. Beginning generalist practice uses multilevel prevention and interventions methods, depending on the needs of the client system, and incorporates a knowledge, value, and skill base that is transferable between and among diverse contexts and locations. The BSW program is offered on the Lawrence and Edwards campuses. Advising

Minor in Human Sexuality

...and Sexuality Studies, Honors SW 303 Human Sexuality...of Identity WGSS/POLS 640 Politics of Reproductive...