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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

Thanks to the prevalence of the electronic grant submission process, nowadays most people use cover letters only for foundation and corporate funders who require one. [more…]

How to Write Your Grant Application's Program Design Section

When you write the program design section of your grant application, remember that the point is to explain what you want to do with the grant monies. This is what the reviewers are interested in. [more…]

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

The abstract or executive summary is a brief, page-limited overview of what the grant reviewer will find in the full grant application. Brevity is important [more…]

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

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

How to Construct Your Grant Application's Statement of Need

When you’re writing your statement of need for grant funding, remember this: Grant writing has progressed from rote and boring to individual/personality-packed/engrossing/exciting. Like all great stories [more…]

How to Prepare a Grant Funding Timeline

A timeline or Gantt chart tells the grant reader when major project milestones will begin and end during the grant’s funding period (which is usually a 12-month period). The timeline also includes information [more…]

How to Create a Program Blueprint for a Grant Application

You can include a Logic Model on your grant application. The Logic Model is a graphic blueprint of the key elements of a proposed program. It looks at inputs, activities, outputs, outcomes, and impacts [more…]

How to Compose Your Grant Application's Management Plan

The management plan tells the grant reviewer who’s accountable to whom. It clearly shows where the buck stops when questions arise from the funder. You can integrate the management plan into the key personnel [more…]

Attachments You Should Add to Your Grant Request

Virtually all grant applications require a few standard attachments that provide additional information about the grant applicant organization. These attachments follow the grant or cooperative agreement [more…]

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