SUCCESS!</li></li></ul><li>What Is A Grant?<br />“A grant is a monetary award of financial assistance given to a recipient to carry out some work for a charitable public purpose or for the public good” <br />
Getting Permission<br />Be sure to have the permission of ALL the people who you must go through to obtain a grant<br />Consult your principal first as to who you will have to go through<br />Many schools are limited to the number of federal and state grants they can apply for<br />ALWAYS GET PERMISSION FIRST<br />
Getting Started…<br />Where should you look for grants?<br /><ul><li>Internet: Online Search Engines
Corporation Websites: Almost every major corporations gives a grant to local and educational establishments
Federal Government Websites</li></li></ul><li>What Is It Asking For?<br />After you choose your grant, read through the guidelines thoroughly. <br />Is it asking for:<br /><ul><li>A Letter Of Inquiry?
An Outline?</li></li></ul><li>What Can It Be Used For?<br />When reading through, be careful you are applying for a grant that can be used for what you are asking. Can it be used for:<br /><ul><li>Professional Development?
School Information</li></ul>Be sure to collect ALL information before your start working! There is nothing more frustrating then completing a grant when you don’t have the paper work<br />
Before You Start…<br />One of the most important words when it comes to grant writing is DELEGATE.<br />You cannot do everything as ONE person. Delegate different responsibilities to each person to make sure each part is done to the best their ability<br />
Delegation<br />Assign a person to:<br />Research School Statics<br />Gather School Information<br />Assessment<br />Grant Writing Team<br />Write a Budget<br />
Writing the Grant<br />There are many different parts to writing the grant but you always want to keep your grant readers attention<br />
The Title<br />This is the first thing the grant people will read!<br />It should:<br /><ul><li>Grad their attention
Talk about what the grant is about</li></li></ul><li>Tips For Creating A Title<br />According to 79 Grant Writing Resources:<br />People's Names:<br /> who has inspired this program? Who's the founder?<br />Connecting Two Words:<br /> like CareerWorks, Facebook, Wordpress<br />Blended Names <br /> like Technorati (a blend of technology and literati) <br />Affixed words <br /> using a prefix or suffix with a descriptive word. <br /> For example, add Bene-, Bio- or Pre- at the beginning<br />
The Statement of Need<br />According to DHS: Grant Writing, an effective <br />Statement of Need should:<br /><ul><li>Describes the target populations to be served
Describes the situation in terms that are both factual and of human interest</li></li></ul><li>Project Description<br />This is the section where you should talk about:<br /><ul><li>Who is involved
Goals and Objectives</li></li></ul><li>Budget<br />When creating a budget, DO YOUR RESEARCH<br />Every penny must be accounted for<br />List all items you wish to use with the grant. Be sure to include descriptions, amount of each item, price and final costs<br />Include ALL expenses that will be used<br />
Organization Information<br />When writing your grant, be sure to include how your educational establishment aligns with their goals.<br /> ~How are you similar?<br />Be sure to tell who your organization is but don’t give them your life story<br />Be brief but to the point!<br />
Evaluation<br />Companies want to know if the grant money they gave you was put to good use and if the program was successful<br />How will you measure and evaluate the success of the program?<br />
Ways To Evaluate A Successful Grant<br /><ul><li>Will you use a survey or questionnaire?
Will you use non-graded testing?</li></li></ul><li>Conclusion<br />This is a great place for two things:<br />Make a final appeal for your grant<br />Give follow up activities for the future (if appropriate)<br />
Conclusion: Part 1<br />This is the time to restate what your grant will be used for and how it will help your school community. <br />Reiterate how important your grant is to the school and how it will help<br />Feel free to “tug at the heart strings” a little<br />
Conclusion: Part 2<br />This can also be the time, if appropriate, to outline some follow-up activities as to what your school will do next after the grant<br />Show the grant givers that you have a vision for your school<br />
Finishing Touches<br />Be sure to check over the writing mechanics of your grant before handing it in. Check for:<br />~Spelling ~Typos<br /> ~Grammar ~Spacing<br />Have another person, not involved with the grant, read it over. <br />A fresh mind always is unbiased.<br />
What Happens Next?<br />Follow up in a few weeks<br />Keep your eyes open for more information. Many funders may ask for more information so be sure to be aware when asked for additional paperwork or statistics<br />
YOU GOT THE GRANT<br />Congratulations! You successfully have earned the grant for your school!<br />Now it is time to put the grant into place. Work with your grant team and remember to keep track of all the steps that were taken<br />And, of course, don’t forget to send a thank you letter!<br />
You Didn't Get It…Now What?<br />If you didn’t get the grant, don’t be discouraged. <br />Learn from your grant mistakes and make adjustments!<br />A grant submission success rate is always higher the second time around!<br />
Tips for Effective Grant Writing<br />According to RMA, here are some effective tips to help:<br />1. Follow the guidelines from the grant maker<br />2. Do some homework on what the grant maker is looking for <br />3. Make a call, if needed to talk with someone at the foundation for more information needed or to get an inside look at what the grant maker is looking for.<br />4. Keep track of deadlines<br />
More Tips…<br />5. List in the proposal if you have received money from the foundation in the past<br />6. Get a second look at your proposal before it is submitted<br />7. Even if you’re turned down try again next time<br />8. Always thank the grant maker<br />
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