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9 Tips for Writing Effective Grant Proposals

To make your grant writing stand out from other proposals and get your grant funded, you have to know how to write grant applications effectively. Do some research for your specific grant proposal and [more…]

3 Great Websites for Grant Writing and Grant Funding

You can find myriad grant research websites these days, both free and subscription-based. If you are seeking a grant, have a look at one of the following sites: [more…]

11 Places to Look for Grant Funding

Before you get down to business writing grant requests, you first have to search for and qualify potential grant funding opportunities. Knowing who's funding your type of organization, who's funding in [more…]

Grant Writing For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Building your grant seeking and grant writing skills is the best way to secure funding for your organization. The keys to finding grant funding opportunities and writing award-winning grant proposals are [more…]

Grant Writing: Make a Strong Case in Your Statement of Need

When you're applying for a grant, you know what your organization or agency needs and how quickly or desperately you need it. How can you convey the urgency of that need to the funder? By integrating the [more…]

What to Do after Submitting a Grant Request

Contrary to what you may think, your job as grant writer isn't done after you click Submit to send an e-grant application on its way or mail off a hard copy of a grant application. You still need to organize [more…]

How to Find State Grants

How do you find state grant opportunities? Washington, DC, is a funding epicenter for U.S.-based government grant seekers. All the country’s money seems to flow toward the capitol, and then Congress votes [more…]

How to Figure Out Differences among Types of Federal Grants

You will undoubtedly need to do research if you are seeking a federal grant. Here’s a rundown the basic characteristics you will need to know. Federal government grant monies come in two forms: [more…]

How to Find Grants through Federal Domestic Assistance Catalog

You can find all sorts of information about where the grant money is and what it can be used for in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). The CFDA provides a full listing of all federal programs [more…]

How to Register as an Organization on

An organization registration on is for an individual who is responsible for submitting a grant on behalf of a company; state, local, or tribal government; academic or research institution; nonprofit [more…]

How to Register as an Individual on

If you’re submitting an application to on your own behalf — not on behalf of an organization — the process is pretty simple. You don’t have to mess with obtaining a D-U-N-S number or registering [more…]

How to Download and Upload Grant Applications on

If you’re hoping to score a grant, you will need to be familiar with All the federal grant application forms you need are available through the [more…]

How to Fill in Federal Grant Application Forms

Each federal agency has its own standard grant application forms and its own guidelines for filling out the forms. Some agencies have fewer than 10 forms; others have more than 20. Underestimating the [more…]

Good Online Resources for Grant Funding

Some federal agencies have their own e-grant upload portals separate from The process varies from agency to agency, so read the grant application guidelines carefully to look for the Submission [more…]

How to Complete Grant Application Cover Forms

Many groups of grant makers, from foundations to corporations, have created their own customized common grant application forms and formats. These types of commonly developed and used forms and formats [more…]

How to Complete Federal Grant Application Cover Forms

The electronic Application for Federal Assistance Form (also known as SF-424) asks for four pages of information before processing your grant request. Here, you will find an overview of the sections you [more…]

How to Develop the Table of Contents for Your Grant Application

Whether you include a table of contents depends on the grant application guidelines. Rigidly structured guidelines typically call for a table of contents, particularly if the narrative is long [more…]

How to Use Visuals on Your Grant Application

Consider adding visuals to your grant application the problems in a way that doesn’t bore the grant reader is important; reading nothing but sentences filled with demographics can get dull and confusing [more…]

How to Request Peer Review Comments When Your Government Grant Application is Rejected

If your grant application was rejected by a state or federal funding agency, you’re entitled to review the grant reviewer’s comments under the Freedom of Information Act [more…]

How to Construct a Corporate Grant Request Letter

First and foremost, keep your corporate grant request letter to one page maximum, not including your attached supporting documentation (description of equipment, project budget, and so on). Corporations [more…]

10 Reputation-Building Tricks Practiced by Top Grant Writers

How can you determine your odds of winning? Is there a system for knowing if your grant-funding opportunity is worth going after? Have you thought about everything that needs to be in place to win a grant [more…]

10 Ways to Prove You’re an Ethical Grant Writer

The number-one topic of the queries received from both new and veteran grant writers is ethics. If you’re wondering why, consider that in the grant industry, all you have as a grant writer is your name [more…]

10 Ways to Secure Peer Review Opportunities for Your Grant

A peer reviewer is an individual selected by public (and sometimes private) grant-making agencies to read and score grant applications. Because a peer is someone considered an equal, you can apply to review [more…]

How to Write a Letter of Inquiry to Find Grant Opportunities

Many foundations state in their published guidelines that they prefer the initial approach to be a letter of inquiry, which is a one- to three-page letter in which you ask about their interest in receiving [more…]

How to Use Storytelling in Your Grant Request

If you want to secure a grant, you must put life, personality, and compassion into your request. This type of writing approach is referred to as storytelling. [more…]


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