Summary covering Chapter 1 of Get That Grant Book  by Weisblat

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If you are a teacher or someone looking to write an education grant, download the “Get That Grant Book by Gina Weisblat”.  Follow along with our Grant series blogs for an abridged version of the book.  The purpose of these blogs is to assist you with writing a compelling grant to receive funding for your educational program.

 

 

Millions of dollars in educational grants go unclaimed each year. This is primarily because of educators simply unaware as to how to get these grants. Applying for the funding seems to be the basic answer to the problem. However, there is a right and wrong way to apply by reviewing your focus and strategies. We will help you with this minor, yet major issue. Creating a strategy and distinctly addressing the need must both be covered in the original proposal.

The proposal should clearly describe your plans for the grant. It addresses how your program, its needs, and expected results fit the criteria of the grant. A general proposal has seven components: an abstract, an introduction, a needs statement, the goals/ objectives, a method, an evaluation, and a budget.  

7 Steps for Structuring a Grant Proposal

The words you use can help or hurt your chances of receiving funding. Therefore, it is imperative that these seven parts of the proposal are clearly written using detail that tailors to the needs of the grant you are applying for.

While it would be ideal to write a proposal that simply satisfies the requirements of the grant through the seven-part layout, it’s important to also show merit. Merit is what you need to make your program stand apart from the others; something that supports what you’re doing. This is also known as adding credibility to your proposal. Credibility is first earned by writing an organized, detailed, and focused idea. Another way it is earned is by supporting your plans and goals with research. Finally, credibility can be earned through collaboration and partnership with those who have the expertise or similar experience. Partnering with other programs or organizations can help enhance, grow, or fill any gaps in your program. For example, if you are implementing a Summer School STEM program, collaborating with another local school or organization can help increase your resources and enrollment.

A good proposal derives from building a great strategy. Strategies can vary, but they should provide a clear focus idea. Adding credibility by establishing partnerships, creating a clear plan, or highlighting supported research, gives your proposal useful substance. Your proposal should not have any missing points, but rather thoroughly explain how your program can be used with the provided funding.

 

 

Reference

Author, Weisblat (2006). Get the Grant Book [https://www.dropbox.com/s/wq4ms0zs6fj5g9b/get_that_grant_book_by_weisblat.pdf?dl=0&oref=e](pp. 1–3). Location: LRP Publications

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Download and Follow Along!

If you are a teacher or someone looking to write an education grant, download the “Get That Grant Book by Gina Weisblat”.  Follow along with our Grant series blogs for an abridged version of the book.  The purpose of these blogs is to assist you with writing a compelling grant to receive funding for your educational program.

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