Complete the application as directed. The funder’s guidelines will tell you what to do. Deadlines, online or hard copy, answer all questions, documentation Not following the guidelines could cause you to not get funding!
At the beginning of your proposal or on the cover sheet, start with a two or three sentence summary of your proposal. This will help your reader follow your application.
Here you will convince the funder that your issue is important. Clearly explain the problem/situation/need leading to your desire for a grant. Describe the situation in factual and human interest terms. Adding good data shows that your organization is an expert. Don’t assume the funder is an expert on the issue. You could add an informative article to provide background information.
Tell what your organization plans to do about the problem. What are your overall goals? Provide details. Describe the target audience and how you will involve them.
What are you going to do? Describe the activities. What project planning has already taken place? Who is going to do the work? What are their credentials? When and where will the project take place?
What impact will your project have? What change will result from your project? Be specific. Give details.
How will you know if your project has been successful? Who will gather the evaluation information and how will it be used?
How much will the project cost? Expenses may be personnel, direct project, and administrative/overhead. Provide details.
Know the submission deadline. Submit on time or early. Follow the correct format. Follow all directions carefully.
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