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The Essentials of Constructing Your Grant Application

Most grant application requirements include certain components. Put these pieces of the grant application together, and then check each specific funder's documentation for what exactly they want and in what order.

How to Write a Grant Application Cover Letter

Your cover letter should be brief, it should get to the point, and it shouldn’t regurgitate the information that’s in the grant application or proposal. The grant app cover letter should provide the first [more…]

How to Write Your Grant Application's Program Design Section

When you write the program design section of your grant application, cooperative agreement, or RFP narrative, remember that the point is to explain what you want to do with the grant, agreement, or contract [more…]

How to Create Your Grant Application's Abstract or Executive Summary

The abstract or executive summary of your grant application is a brief, one-page overview of what the grant reviewer will find in the full grant application. Keep your abstract short [more…]

How to Present Your Organization's Capabilities in a Grant Application

When writing the organizational capability section of your application, you need to tell the grant reader, clearly and concisely, just enough information about your organization’s experience and accomplishments [more…]

How to Construct Your Grant Application's Problem Statement

Sometimes the hardest part about writing the problem statement for your grant application is knowing when you’re done. You know you’ve written a convincing and compelling problem statement when you get [more…]

How to Prepare a Grant Funding Timeline

A timeline in your grant application tells the grant reader when activities (also called process objectives) will begin and end during the grant’s funding period. When you develop a project timeline, keep [more…]

How to Create a Program Blueprint for a Grant Application

When you apply for a grant, use a Logic Model (a graphic blueprint of the key elements of your proposed program) to sway the reader. This blueprint, or Logic Model, looks at inputs, activities, outputs [more…]

How to Compose Your Grant Application's Management Plan

The management plan of your grant application tells the grant reviewer who’s accountable to whom. It clearly shows where the buck stops when questions arise from the funder. In your management plan, the [more…]

What Attachments to Add to Your Grant Request

When you submit an application for funding through a grant, include any information about your organization, in the form of attachments, that isn't covered in the main the application. Here are some of [more…]

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