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Grant Management: Funding for Public and Nonprofit Programs

Author(s): Jeremy L. Hall, PhD, Assistant Professor, Public Affairs, University of Texas at Dallas
  • ISBN-13: 9780763755270
  • Paperback    394 pages      © 2010
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Much more than a book on compiling grant proposals, Grant Management: Funding for Public and Nonprofit Programs presents grant writing in its broader organizational management framework. This text takes a comprehensive approach to external funding for public and nonprofit agencies. The book begins with an introduction to grants, their types, their history and their key characteristics to inform the next stage—the search for funding. A key part of any management process, an entire chapter considers the purpose and approaches to evaluation that should be considered in conjunction with grant-funded programs.  The book concludes with a chapter that considers the process in reverse—how to go about distributing funds as a grant maker rather than a grant seeker. This text leads the reader through the technical steps of preparing an application, explaining the process used to make decisions, key aspects of grant management, and includes a summary of important factors directly pertaining to grant funds. Written from the perspective of community development, With information drawn from core theories and tools of public administration, Grant Management: Funding for Public and Nonprofit Programs addresses overarching theoretical issues for public management as well as offers an applied perspective of grant funding and management. This is an ideal text for students and public and nonprofit managers alike.

Features & Benefits

Provides a comprehensive and definitive history and description of grants, grant types and grant features and their development over time

The rubric developed in Chapter 2 is a tool that students can use to better understand what to look for when evaluating funding opportunities. It is also a tool they can take with them from the course into professional practice.

Presents key considerations to make in planning and preparing as an organization to pursue funding objectives

The process-based approach begins with development of the program budget to reduce the need for narrative changes and facilitate error-free proposals

Presents a step-by-step look at the submission process and encourages backward planning from the due date to ensure timely submission

Gives readers advice for how to effectively use time between submission and a formal decision

Provides instructions for remaining compliant with reporting and other conditions required by the funding agency

Provides a systematic consideration of how to distribute grant funds

Applicable Courses

Primary Courses:

  • Grant Writing and Management
  • Public Affairs/Administration

Secondary Courses:

  • Project and Contract Management
  • Public Affairs/Administration

Within Public Administration, Public Affairs, Public Policy, Political Science, Nonprofit Administration, Health Administration, Criminal Justice, and Education departments. 


Chapter  1  Introduction
Chapter  2  The Search for Funding
Chapter  3  Planning and Preparation
Chapter  4  Developing the Grant Budget and Budget Narrative
Chapter  5  The Grant Proposal Narrative
Chapter  6  Miscellaneous Forms and Documentation
Chapter  7  Submitting Your Grant
Chapter  8  The Decision Process and Beyond
Chapter  9  Basics of Grant Management
Chapter  10  Evaluating Grant Programs
Chapter  11  Turning the Table: It Is Better to Give Than to Receive

Jeremy L. Hall, PhD-Assistant Professor, Public Affairs, University of Texas at Dallas

Jeremy L. Hall, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Dallas.  A Kentucky native, Hall began his professional career working in applied economic development in rural Eastern Kentucky as a researcher, grant writer and program manager for two large non-profit organizations—one a private not-for-profit agency and the other a regional state university.  A graduate of Centre College, Hall earned the MPA and Ph.D. in Public Administration from the University of Kentucky Martin School.  As a professor, Hall’s academic research remains closely associated with his economic development background.  Hall’s focus at the nexus of public policy, public management and economic development has led to research articles that examine state innovation capacity and the effects of local capacity on federal grant receipts.  His research appears in several national journals including Public Administration Review, The American Review of Public Administration, Economic Development Quarterly, and Policy Studies Journal, among others.        

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