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

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Published on February 26, 2009

Author: ccpc

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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.

Money, Money, Money Grant Writing Tips To Make The World Go Round

Where or Where Are You? CDE www.cde.ca.gov US Dept of Education www.ed.gov/funding Search for Foundations, etc.

CDE

www.cde.ca.gov

US Dept of Education

www.ed.gov/funding

Search for Foundations, etc.

RFA What is it? They are requesting that you apply What you write is your application

What is it?

They are requesting that you apply

What you write is your application

ALPHABET SOUP RFP FTE DUNS MOU CTE CDE USDOE LEA OESE

RFP

FTE

DUNS

MOU

CTE

CDE

USDOE

LEA

OESE

TERMS TO TANTALIZE In-Kind Letter of Intent Matching Funds Budget Object Code Capital Outlay Electronic Submission Planning Implementation

In-Kind

Letter of Intent

Matching Funds

Budget Object Code

Capital Outlay

Electronic Submission

Planning

Implementation

A Scenario… Urban High School Population 3600 Underperforming Title 1 Budget cut by 25% Increasing class size Staff layoffs Outdated Tech equipment

Urban High School

Population 3600

Underperforming

Title 1

Budget cut by 25%

Increasing class size

Staff layoffs

Outdated Tech equipment

Don’t copy Never read someone else’s old grant application before writing your own In fact, never read another grant

Never read someone else’s old grant application before writing your own

In fact, never read another grant

Get a Buddy Have someone not involved in the application read the narrative

Have someone not involved in the application read the narrative

Rules Are Not Made To be Broken Follow every direction to the letter Readers are not forgivers

Follow every direction to the letter

Readers are not forgivers

Volunteer Arrange to be a reader for some other application

Arrange to be a reader for some other application

Be a New Best Friend Grant coordinators are there to help CALL TALK ASK Never Be Afraid That You Will Look Foolish

Grant coordinators are there to help

CALL

TALK

ASK

Never Be Afraid That You Will Look Foolish

Attend the Information Session Meet the program coordinator in person Listen to all the questions of every one in attendance Take lots of notes

Meet the program coordinator in person

Listen to all the questions of every one in attendance

Take lots of notes

Mark It up Remember It is their money Therefore you must meet their criteria Not yours!!!

Remember

It is their money

Therefore you must meet their criteria

Not yours!!!

Make a Checklist Use the application Create a list of every piece of info the application asks for

Use the application

Create a list of every piece of info the application asks for

Look to the Evaluation Work backwards Determine what you will be evaluated on and then make sure your narrative addresses everything in the evaluation

Work backwards

Determine what you will be evaluated on and then make sure your narrative addresses everything in the evaluation

Grant writing is story telling Told in simple language Repeated throughout the application

Told in simple language

Repeated throughout the application

It’s the Little Things That Count Pay close attention to- Verbs Transitional phrases negatives

Pay close attention to-

Verbs

Transitional phrases

negatives

Meet All Deadlines

Money, Money ,Money Be very careful with the budget pages Make sure what you are requesting meets the scope of the provider’s program

Be very careful with the budget pages

Make sure what you are requesting meets the scope of the provider’s program

EXTRA EXTRA Don’t ignore the appendixes and attachments Do not give them anything they do not ask for – no one will look at it

Don’t ignore the appendixes and attachments

Do not give them anything they do not ask for – no one will look at it

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