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The First-Time Grantwriter's Guide to Success



April 2002 | 152 pages | Corwin

 "Direct, clear, and concise, this comprehensive book is full of good suggestions for everyone from a novice to an experienced grantwriter. The author's use of simple language makes it easy to read and understand."
Michael Cormier, Superintendent
Maine School Administration, District #9
New Sharon, ME

"The detail and step-by-step discussion of the grantwriting process presented in this book provide a high level of comfort without being overwhelming. The large number of grant resources and checklists are invaluable."
Bill Ferland, Information Technology Coordinator
Rhode Island Office of Higher Education
Providence, RI

The recipe for writing powerful proposals that generate the funding you need!

From finding appropriate sources for grants, to submitting an effective proposal, this invaluable guide is the definitive roadmap for easy navigation through the entire grantwriting process. Every facet of grantwriting is thoroughly yet succinctly covered, including an in-depth review of the application package, expert writing tips, specific techniques for an efficient plan of operation, and practical advice on budget development.

Among the valuable features are:

  • Detailed checklists at the end of each chapter
  • Relevant sample forms and easy-to-use worksheets
  • An informative glossary of terms
  • Straightforward examples and figures that enhance clarity and readability

Geared for quick reference and smooth implementation, this user-friendly manual is a crucial resource for anyone seeking to supplement tight budgets, save existing services, or support new programs through grant funding.


 
List of Figures
 
About the Author
 
Introduction
 
1. Where's the Money?
Funding That Matches Needs  
Primary Sources of Funding Information  
Secondary Sources of Funding Information  
Online Sources of Funding Information  
Private, Corporate, and Foundation Funding  
Online Grantwriting Tools  
Conclusion  
Where's the Money?: Checklist  
 
2. A First Look at the Application Process
Cover Letter  
Authorizing Legislation  
Eligibility  
Single Point of Contact (SPOC)  
Estimated Range of Rewards  
Project Length  
Prohibited Uses  
Selection Factors  
Background  
Selection Criteria  
Deadlines  
Rejection  
A First Look: Checklist  
 
3. Write to Your Audience
The Readers  
Technical Review Form  
Authorizing Statute  
Getting Started  
Readability  
Write to Your Audience: Checklist  
 
4. Establishing Need
Demographics  
Establishing Need  
Existing Resources  
Establishing Need: Checklist  
 
5. Goals and Objectives
Goals  
Objectives  
Objectives and the Authorizing Statute  
Goals and Objectives: Checklist  
 
6. Plan of Operation
Literature Review  
Resources and Personnel  
Management Plan  
Sound Research Methods  
Equal Access  
Dissemination and Replication  
Conclusion  
Plan of Operation: Checklist  
 
7. Quality of Key Personnel
Project Director  
Staff Distribution  
Job Descriptions  
Quality of Key Personnel: Checklist  
 
8. Budget Development
Budget Form  
Budget Narrative  
Years Two and Three  
Negotiations  
Budget Development: Checklist  
 
9. Evaluation Plan
Implementation Evaluation  
Outcome Evaluation  
Model Programs  
Evaluation Plan: Checklist  
 
10. Commitment and Capacity
Adequacy of Resources  
Sustainability  
Commitment and Capacity: Checklist  
 
11. Cover Sheets, Abstracts, and Other Miscellany
Cover Sheet  
Protection of Human Subjects in Research  
Table of Contents  
Abstract  
Attachments  
Submitting Your Application  
After Submission  
Cover Sheets, Abstracts, and Other Miscellany: Checklist  
 
Resource A: Meeting the Purposes of the Authorizing Statute
 
Resource B: Community and School Demographics
 
Resource C: Student Enrollment Data Collection Form
 
Resource D: Summary Teacher Education/Expertise
 
Resource E: Process Objectives
 
Resource F: Outcome Objectives
 
Resource G: Project Workplan
 
Resource H: Project Timeline
 
Resource I: Proposed Staff Distribution
 
Resource J: Writing An Abstract
 
Resource K: Glossary
 
Resource L: Grantwriting FAQs
 
Resource M: Forms
 
References
 
Other Grantwriting Resources
 
Index

 "Direct, clear, and concise, this comprehensive book is full of good suggestions for everyone from a novice to an experienced grantwriter. The author’s use of simple language makes it easy to read and understand."

Michael Cormier, Superintendent
Maine School Administration, District #9

 "The detail and step-by-step discussion of the grantwriting process presented in this book provide a high level of comfort without being overwhelming. The large number of grant resources and checklists are invaluable."

Bill Ferland, Information Technology Coordinator
Rhode Island Office of Higher Education

 "For inexperienced and experienced grantwriters alike, this extremely useful reference book uses an easy-to-read format that encourages readers to go forth in the grantseeker’s world with confidence."

Cynthia Davidson, Assistant Director Financial Aid
Rutgers University

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