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Tribal Grant Writing Workshop - August 6-8, 2014

Instructor: Carol Oliva, Development Specialist
National Indian Justice Center (NIJC) and Western TTAP

Carol Oliva has worked for the National Indian Justice Center and California Indian Museum and Cultural Center since 2003. She has over 15 years of experience in developing and securing funds for tribal and non-profit projects and programs. In her current position, she provides training to tribes and organizations nationwide on grant writing and administration, organizational capacity building, museum development and other topics. The National Indian Justice Center was established in 1983 through the collective efforts of the National American Indian Court Judges Association, the American Indian Lawyer Training Program, and the Bureau of Indian Affairs in order to establish an independent national resource for Native communities and tribal governments. Its mission is to improve the quality of life in Native American communities and the administration of justice in Indian Country.

Host: Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Developing Winning Proposals

This training session will provide extensive instruction on grant writing and the administration of grants. This class will explore various grant programs for tribal communities and the rules for writing them. We will examine federal, state, and private grant resources and the strategies needed to develop proposals. Participants will also receive instruction on the principles of grant management, modifications, monitoring, reporting/audits and evaluation. Participants will learn how to develop major sections of the grant process and gain an understanding how each of them will be reviewed.  This training will include:

  • Overview of Grant Types
  • Developing Grant Concepts
  • Spending, Suspension or Termination of Funding
  • Grant Proposals and Method of Submission
  • Reporting to the Grantor
  • Grant Narrative, Elements and Practices
  • Trends in Grant Making
  • Grant Budget, Principles and Practices
  • Grant Management
  • Grant Evaluation

Registration Information

Registration Fee $300.00 (registration fee includes 3 Continental breakfasts)

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If paying with a purchase order (PO) please contact Michele Siedenburg at 509-359-6828 or

Location: 2402 Auburn Way S Rm C1; Auburn WA 98092


Driving Directions:

From Seattle

  • Head South on I-5S
  • Merge onto W-18 at via exit 142A toward Auburn/Northbend
  • Take the WA-164 E exit toward Enumclaw
  • Turn left onto Auburn Way S/WA-164
  • 2402 AUBURN WAY S is on the left

From Portland

  • Head north on I-405 N
  • Merge onto I-5 N via the exit on the left toward I-5 N/Seattle (Crossing into Washington)
  • Merge onto W-18 via exit 142A toward Auburn/Northbend
  • Take the WA-164 E exit toward Enumclaw
  • Turn left onto Auburn Way S/WA-164
  • 2402 AUBURN WAY S is on the left

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