How to Demonstrate Sustainability for Grant Projects

How to Demonstrate Sustainability for Grant Projects

Crafting a sustainability plan for when grant funding is no longer available is critical to ensuring long term program success. This course provides key elements needed in a sustainability plan. It covers the basics such as: strategies for sustainability, how to demonstrate sustainability, how to write a sustainability plan, creating a vision statement, building sustainability into project and program design, and a discussion on outcomes based measurement. The course covers funding strategies and development planning. Participants will leave with strategies for developing a sustainability plan and for discussing sustainability strategies within the grant proposal.

Consider attending this workshop if you plan on applying for one of the Connecticut State Library’s LSTA grants, which will be due in early April 2018. 

After completing this course, learners should be able to do the following:

  • Identify strategies for sustaining current and planned projects and programs;
  • Use data from the project to support sustainability planning;
  • Identify key staff/roles/functions needed to support long-term project growth and performance;
  • Involve key stakeholders in identifying sustainability strategies;
  • Project long-term revenue and expenses for projects.

Who Should Attend?

  • Program leaders who are responsible for long-term program sustainability.
  • Grant managers and writers who need help demonstrating grant project sustainability.
  • Individuals who require an introduction to grants management.
  • Any individual who needs help identifying strategies for program growth.
  • Those who will be applying for a Connecticut State Library, LSTA grant. 

This is a free, in-person workshop taking place at the Middletown Library Service Center. The presenter is Ira Revels.

[The snow date for this session is Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from 9 am to 12:30 pm., same location.}

Comments from evaluations from another workshop Ira offered: 

"Ira Revels was a terrific, knowledgeable and focused presenter. Sorry that I cannot attend her full day session."

                  "Thank you for the list of funding resources and for your expertise! A wonderful presentation,"

"Also liked comments on how to convey passion for project in grantwriting"

                  "Excellent, excellent, so much to learn"

"Most useful aspects of the workshop: Learning how to organize the process and be ready when grant opportunities arise; practical worksheets and explanation of binder process; emphasis on building a relationship with funders before the application gets submitted"

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
9:00am - 12:30pm
Ira Revels
Middletown Library Service Center, 786 South Main St., Middletown
Event Cancelled

To register for a DLD workshop or webinar, you must be a current staff member, Friend, or Board Member/Trustee of a library in CT. If you are an unemployed librarian in CT, please contact Steve Cauffman (  or 860-704-2223) to register.

Cancellation Policy

If you cannot attend a workshop you have registered for, please remember to cancel at least 3 days in advance so we can give your spot to someone else. You can cancel via the link in your confirmation email, or by contacting Steve Cauffman | (860) 704-2223.

Those who miss (without cancelling) 3 events within a 6-month period will be placed on the waiting list when registering for future events. Be sure to sign in when you arrive for any workshop.

Inclement Weather Policy

For all in-person workshops offered by the CT State Library, Division of Library Development:

If the public schools in the town where the workshop is to be held close due to weather, the workshop will be canceled. If the schools have a delay, the workshop will go on as scheduled.

For the most up-to-date information, call us at 860-704-2200.

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Continuing Education workshops and the professional development collection are funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered by the Connecticut State Library.