SIA Grants Training Course

NEW! Learn How to Navigate and Leverage Federal Grants for Security Projects – Including Commercial and Non-Federal Projects!

SIA’s Grants Training Course is the first assessment-based training program designed to help security integrators and manufacturers advise their customers about how to effectively identify federal grant funding opportunities that could be used for critical security investments and projects – including commercial and non-federal projects.

This self-paced, on-demand e-learning course is comprised of three modules (12 lessons) that cover essential aspects of the federal grants life cycle and specific security-related grant programs. Each interactive module also includes a participant workbook with templates, outlines and exercises to reinforce key learning objectives and aid in on-the-job planning for grant applications.

Each participant must successfully complete the knowledge check for each module to earn a Certificate of Completion.

Course Participants Will Receive:

  • 90-day access to the online course content
  • A downloadable Participant Workbook
  • Helpful templates and outlines
  • Access to SIA’s Federal Grants Guide
  • Access to SIA’s Guide to School Security Funding


Q: Is this course just for companies which serve federal agencies?

A: No! This training course is particularly valuable for companies serving the commercial market and non-federal clients like local schools, local and state transportation projects and more.

Q: Is this course valuable for smaller businesses and systems integrators?

A: Yes! The course "makes good business sense" and will save small businesses time and money, particularly those that do not have grant writers on staff. Security integrators may find they can offer "Grants as a Service” (GaaS) as a result of taking this class. Be a trusted advisor: Help your customers earn grant funding.

Q: Are there opportunities for customized training?

A: Yes. SIA will also offer special rates for additional one-on-one consulting time with an experienced grant writing professional. Participants who are interested in receiving feedback on the exercises/activities completed during the course, discussing a current project or grant proposal or just generally speaking with a grant writing adviser may elect to sign up for consultative hours for an additional fee. Contact us at for pricing details.

Registration & Pricing

Course Launch Special!!! The First 10 Registrants Receive 1 Hour of 1:1 PERSONALIZED Grants Consulting (a $200 VALUE!)

PLUS: Register by Dec. 31 and Save $50 on Your Course Access!

Regular pricing: $349 SIA members/$449 all others

Following your preregistration, the course will be available for on-demand, self-paced viewing on Dec. 1.

Remember $50 course discount is only available until Dec. 31, 2021, and is automatically applied at checkout!

Register Early to Save!

Sign up by Dec. 31 to save $50 on your course registration!

Preregistration Special: First 10 Registrants Receive 1 Hour of Personalized Grants Consulting (A $200 Bonus Value)

SIA Grants Training course Outline

Learn How to Navigate and Leverage Federal Grants for Security Projects  – Including Commercial and Non-Federal Projects!

Module 1: Grants 101

  • Lesson 1: Funding Mechanisms Terminology Elements
  • Lesson 2: Identifying Grant Opportunities
  • Lesson 3: Preparing to Submit a Grant Proposal
  • Lesson 4: Post-Award Obligations

Module 2: Vertical-Specific Grant Programs

  • Lesson 1: Agency Goals and Logic Models
  • Lesson 2: Department of Education Grant Programs
  • Lesson 3: Department of Transportation Grant Programs
  • Lesson 4: Department of Homeland Security Grant Programs

Module 3: Writing Wining Grant Proposals

  • Lesson 1: Describing the Need
  • Lesson 2: Describing Key Elements of Your Program
  • Lesson 3: Federal Budgets
  • Lesson 4: Managing the Development of a Federal Grant Proposal

Course Details

Course length: Approx. 4 hours of self-paced training, plus activities and exercises

Learning level: Beginner/Intermediate

Delivery Method: Online, web-based via SIA's learning management system

Schedule: Self-paced; complete the course as your work schedule allows. Course is currently in pre-registration and will be available to registrants by Dec. 1, 2021.

Certificate: Provided upon completion of the course

Assistance: For course assistance, contact the SIA Learning & Development team.

Why This Course: “SIA recognizes the essentialness of federal grant funding for our members and the clients they serve. To help them leverage these available opportunities, we saw a need for additional education on how to get started and effectively manage the various program requirements. We believe this new assessment-based certificate program will position our members for success and help them to gain financial support for their projects.” –Dr. Elli Voorhees, director of learning and development, SIA