Money, Money, Money Grant Writing Tips To Make  The World Go Round
Where or Where Are You? <ul><li>CDE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.cde.ca.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US Dept of Education <...
RFA <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>They are requesting that you apply </li></ul><ul><li>What you write is your appl...
ALPHABET SOUP <ul><li>RFP </li></ul><ul><li>FTE </li></ul><ul><li>DUNS </li></ul><ul><li>MOU </li></ul><ul><li>CTE </li></...
TERMS TO TANTALIZE <ul><li>In-Kind </li></ul><ul><li>Letter of Intent </li></ul><ul><li>Matching Funds </li></ul><ul><li>B...
A Scenario… <ul><li>Urban High School </li></ul><ul><li>Population 3600 </li></ul><ul><li>Underperforming </li></ul><ul><l...
Don’t copy <ul><li>Never read someone else’s old grant application before writing your own </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, neve...
Get a Buddy <ul><li>Have someone not involved in the application read the narrative </li></ul>
Rules Are  Not  Made To be Broken <ul><li>Follow every direction to the letter </li></ul><ul><li>Readers are not forgivers...
Volunteer <ul><li>Arrange to be a reader for some other application </li></ul>
Be a New Best Friend <ul><li>Grant coordinators are there to help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CALL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TA...
Attend the Information Session <ul><li>Meet the program coordinator in person </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to all the question...
Mark It up <ul><li>Remember </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is their money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore you must meet the...
Make a Checklist <ul><li>Use the application </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of every piece of info the application asks f...
Look to the Evaluation <ul><li>Work backwards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine what you will be evaluated on and then make ...
Grant writing is story telling <ul><li>Told in simple language </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated throughout the application </li>...
It’s the Little Things That Count <ul><li>Pay close attention to- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>T...
Meet All Deadlines
Money, Money ,Money <ul><li>Be very careful with the budget pages </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure what you are requesting meet...
EXTRA EXTRA <ul><li>Don’t ignore the appendixes and attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Do not give them anything they do not as...
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Money, Money, Money, Money – Grant Writing Tips to Help Make Your World Go Round

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Nikki Siercks
Monroe High School/LAUSD (Retired)

Grant writing should not be a mystery. This workshop will show you where to find a grant application, how to successfully approach the application, break it down, and understand what the grantor is looking for, and how to tell your story in a clear, compelling manner.

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Money, Money, Money, Money – Grant Writing Tips to Help Make Your World Go Round

  1. 1. Money, Money, Money Grant Writing Tips To Make The World Go Round
  2. 2. Where or Where Are You? <ul><li>CDE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.cde.ca.gov </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>US Dept of Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.ed.gov/funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Search for Foundations, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. RFA <ul><li>What is it? </li></ul><ul><li>They are requesting that you apply </li></ul><ul><li>What you write is your application </li></ul>
  4. 4. ALPHABET SOUP <ul><li>RFP </li></ul><ul><li>FTE </li></ul><ul><li>DUNS </li></ul><ul><li>MOU </li></ul><ul><li>CTE </li></ul><ul><li>CDE </li></ul><ul><li>USDOE </li></ul><ul><li>LEA </li></ul><ul><li>OESE </li></ul>
  5. 5. TERMS TO TANTALIZE <ul><li>In-Kind </li></ul><ul><li>Letter of Intent </li></ul><ul><li>Matching Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Budget Object Code </li></ul><ul><li>Capital Outlay </li></ul><ul><li>Electronic Submission </li></ul><ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation </li></ul>
  6. 6. A Scenario… <ul><li>Urban High School </li></ul><ul><li>Population 3600 </li></ul><ul><li>Underperforming </li></ul><ul><li>Title 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Budget cut by 25% </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing class size </li></ul><ul><li>Staff layoffs </li></ul><ul><li>Outdated Tech equipment </li></ul>
  7. 7. Don’t copy <ul><li>Never read someone else’s old grant application before writing your own </li></ul><ul><li>In fact, never read another grant </li></ul>
  8. 8. Get a Buddy <ul><li>Have someone not involved in the application read the narrative </li></ul>
  9. 9. Rules Are Not Made To be Broken <ul><li>Follow every direction to the letter </li></ul><ul><li>Readers are not forgivers </li></ul>
  10. 10. Volunteer <ul><li>Arrange to be a reader for some other application </li></ul>
  11. 11. Be a New Best Friend <ul><li>Grant coordinators are there to help </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CALL </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TALK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ASK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Never Be Afraid That You Will Look Foolish </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Attend the Information Session <ul><li>Meet the program coordinator in person </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to all the questions of every one in attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Take lots of notes </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mark It up <ul><li>Remember </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It is their money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Therefore you must meet their criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Not yours!!! </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Make a Checklist <ul><li>Use the application </li></ul><ul><li>Create a list of every piece of info the application asks for </li></ul>
  15. 15. Look to the Evaluation <ul><li>Work backwards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine what you will be evaluated on and then make sure your narrative addresses everything in the evaluation </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Grant writing is story telling <ul><li>Told in simple language </li></ul><ul><li>Repeated throughout the application </li></ul>
  17. 17. It’s the Little Things That Count <ul><li>Pay close attention to- </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Verbs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitional phrases </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>negatives </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Meet All Deadlines
  19. 19. Money, Money ,Money <ul><li>Be very careful with the budget pages </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure what you are requesting meets the scope of the provider’s program </li></ul>
  20. 20. EXTRA EXTRA <ul><li>Don’t ignore the appendixes and attachments </li></ul><ul><li>Do not give them anything they do not ask for – no one will look at it </li></ul>

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