Identify Funding Sources Key questions: –Do the grant sponsor’s funding priorities include the project’s goals? –Are sufficient grant funds available for the grant seeker’s organization to achieve the goals in a successful and timely manner? –What will this grant sponsor fund? –Who is eligible to apply for this grant? –Can the grant seeker’s organization meet any special requirements of the grant sponsor?
Components of a Proposal Title Page, including: –Project title –The grant program the proposal is being submitted to –Proposed start and end dates of the project –Funds requested –Project director’s name and contact information –Legal name of the organization to which the award should be made –Authorized organizational representative’s name and contact information
Components of a Proposal Abstract - outlines the proposed project and appears at the beginning of the proposal. –Contains a needs statement and describes the main goals of the project. –Some contain the project methods, time frame, and budget. –Should be written after the final proposal draft has been completed. –Grant reviewers form their initial impression of a project from the abstract.
Grant Narrative – Methods Capability –Establishes credibility of the grant seeker, including project staff, and the organization’s ability to complete the proposed project. –Project staff credibility and capability can be established by including curricula vitae for all key project personnel.