Grant Writing 101: Is Grant Writing for Me?

1.5 hours running time

No CEU/CPD are available for this webinar

We have enough money, we don’t need grants! … Said no school psychologist, ever. Grant funding is out there and can make a big difference for your school site. But how do you find grants, how do you get them, and how do you manage them? The answers to those questions, and a whole lot more, will be covered in this interactive webinar. Follow along the grant writing process, from deciding to pursue a grant all the way to writing your final report. You’ll leave armed with the knowledge you need to decide whether grant writing is for you – and if the answer is yes, you’ll have the tools you need to get started.

This overview session will be followed by additional sessions that dive deeper into various aspects of the grant process. This webinar is recommended for experienced school psychologists, particularly those in administrative roles. A recording will be made available to all who register.


Dr. Barbara J. D’Incau is a Licensed Educational Psychologist working in the Tri-Counties Region of Southern California. She maintains a bilingual (Spanish/English) private practice in Educational Psychology, specializing in the evaluation and treatment of early child, childhood, adolescent and adult disorders including Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI), perinatal drug/alcohol exposure, and emotional and behavioral disorders. Dr. D’Incau specializes in school neuropsychological assessments. She completed a clinical internship in neuropsychology and pediatric health psychology at Children’s Hospital of Orange County. Dr. D’Incau has held Adjunct Professor positions in the Counseling/Clinical/School Psychology Program at UCSB and in Education and Psychology at California Lutheran University. Her research and consulting practice are focused upon improving integrated systems of care for children and youth.

Susan K. Coats, Ed.D., L.E.P., is the CASP Specialist on Mental Health and Wellness, a CDE Student Mental Health Policy Workgroup member, a DHCS AB 340 Trauma Screening Advisory Workgroup Member, the mental health liaison for the school based mental health agencies, and developed the Baldwin Park U.S.D.’s K-12 mental health framework and social emotional learning programs. In 2016, she received U.S. Congressional Recognition for her work establishing the first NAMI High School Club in the East San Gabriel Valley, awarded the 2017 “Child Advocate of the Year” from CMHACY, the NASP Outstanding Advocate Award, and the 2018 “Woman of Achievement” award from the California State Legislature. In addition, she is a NAMI High School Club Advisor, a trainer for Youth Mental Health First Aid, PREPaRE, and the Student Mental Health Initiative.

Melanee Cottrill is CASP’s Executive Director. She has spent more than a decade working with nonprofit organizations, including a fundraising position wherein she was responsible for seeking grant funding for varied projects. Before joining the CASP team, she spent nearly a decade forming, funding, and advising nonprofit associations. Melanee is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Business Administration and serves on the California Society of Association Executives’ professional development committee. She has held various leadership positions in Toastmasters International and is a Distinguished Toastmaster, as well as a Past President of the Sacramento Valley Paralegal Association.



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