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This is a presentation on grant writing for specialists, but it can be applicable to any subject area. It was presented at the Westmoreland Intermediate Unit Tech Expo in April 2008.

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Tech Expo Presentation

  1. 1. WIU Technology Expo April 24, 2008 GRANT WRITING TIPS FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER Brian Querry Burrell School District
  2. 2. <ul><li>Who am I? </li></ul><ul><li>Can it be done? </li></ul><ul><li>What can you do? </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>CAN IT BE DONE? </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>McDonalds - $1,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Burrell Education Foundation - $3,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Westmoreland Drug & Alcohol Commission - $4,000 </li></ul><ul><li>National Education Association - $5,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Helped others write an additional $10,000 worth of grants </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>Computers </li></ul><ul><li>Printer </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Digital Video Cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Software </li></ul><ul><li>Electric Keyboards </li></ul><ul><li>Stereo Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Instruments </li></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>There isn’t any grant funding for my subject area </li></ul><ul><li>Writing a grant is too time-consuming and difficult </li></ul><ul><li>My district has someone who writes grants that can do it for me </li></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>There are millions of dollars in grant funding that is awarded annually that only requires a simple application or letter of request </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Use Internet search engines </li></ul><ul><li>Read application requirements THOROUGHLY </li></ul>
  9. 13. <ul><li>3. Connect your request to a service project </li></ul><ul><li>4. Be clear and concise </li></ul><ul><li>5. Get proofreaders </li></ul><ul><li>6. Be creative and innovative </li></ul>
  10. 14. <ul><li>Target </li></ul><ul><li>Lowes </li></ul><ul><li>McDonalds </li></ul><ul><li>ING </li></ul><ul><li>NEA </li></ul>
  11. 15. <ul><li>Planning Out Your Grant Search </li></ul><ul><li>THINK </li></ul><ul><li>PAIR </li></ul><ul><li>SHARE </li></ul>1. What types of things and resources do you want or need for your program? 2. What type(s) of projects could you engage in within your classes or curriculum? 3. How can work across the curriculum and within the community? Take the ideas you jotted down and discuss them with someone near you EXHANGE IDEAS AND CONTACT INFORMATION
  12. 16. WHAT CAN YOU DO? <ul><li>Identify needs and wants and PRIORITIZE </li></ul><ul><li>Research possible grants to apply for (Identify timetables) </li></ul><ul><li>Set aside time to write the grant </li></ul><ul><li>WRITE AWAY! </li></ul>
  13. 17. QUESTIONS?
  14. 18. WIU Technology Expo April 24, 2008 GRANT WRITING TIPS FOR THE CLASSROOM TEACHER Brian Querry Burrell School District

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