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Grant Writing. Mission Statement.

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Mission statement
Mission Statement

“ENCOURAGE AND PERMIT LOCAL UNITS OF GOVERNMENT TO JOIN AND COOPERATE WITH ONE ANOTHER AND WITH REPRESENTATIVES OF MAJOR ECONOMIC INTERESTS, CITIZEN GROUPS AND GROUPS EXPERIENCING ECONOMIC DISTRESS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND GENERAL WELFARE OF THEIR CITIZENS AND TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE DEVELOPMENT OF THE REGION.”



Locate grant opportunities
Locate Grant Opportunities

  • Council of Government Newsletter

  • Other Government Agency Newsletters

  • Local Resource Centers

  • Grant Seminars

  • Internet

  • Federal Registers

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance

  • Foundation Directories


Read application guidelines
Read Application Guidelines

  • Highlight Important Information

  • Do A Preliminary Eligibility Review

    - Use A Score Sheet If Available

  • Mark The DUE DATE On Your Calendar


Important dates
Important Dates

  • Commissioner Court Meetings

  • Resolutions

  • Public Notices

  • Newspaper Deadlines

  • Due Dates

  • Public Participation Deadline

Create a Timeline or a Checklist to Help You Remember Important Dates.


Meet the people involved in the writing
Meet the People InvolvedIn the Writing

  • County/City Personnel

  • County/City Groups

  • Engineer

  • Grant Administrator


Background research
Background Research

  • Look for Statistics That Will Strengthen Your Project.

    - www.census.gov

    - http://txsdc.utsa.edu/

  • Poverty Rates

  • Elderly Population

  • Population Decreases

  • Relevant to Your Project


Background research continue
Background Research Continue

  • Compare Your County To;

    - Other Counties,

    - The LRGVDC Region,

    - The State

  • Use This Information In the Narrative

    - Print Information As You Find It


Project narrative
Project Narrative

  • Clearly Provide Details

  • Remain Aware of Any Length Requirements

  • Follow Directions

  • Use Support Information

  • Provide Reference As Necessary


Develop budget
Develop Budget

  • Double Check Numbers

  • Be Aware Of Match Opportunities;

  • - Cash,

  • - In-Kind

    • Local Resources as Match


Proof Read Application

  • Check Your Work

  • Requirements For Layout

  • Supplies On Hand

  • - Notebooks

  • - Tabs

  • Application Complete and Information Correct

  • Have Another Person Check Application

  • - Provide Guidelines

  • Be Creative

  • - Cover Page

  • - Pictures and Photographs

  • - Newspaper Articles


Signatures
Signatures

  • Obtain Necessary Signatures

  • - Use “SIGN HERE” tabs to mark pages

Send It In

  • Overnight Services;

  • - Overnight Shipping

  • You Will Need a Physical Address

  • Provide a Transmittal Letter

  • Keep “Proof of Mailing”


Administration
Administration

  • Each Application is Different

  • Choose Your Grant Writer for Each Application

  • COG’s are Typically Available to Answer Questions About Applications and Administration of Grants


Thank you

Thank You!

Kenneth N. Jones, Jr.

Executive Director

LRGVDC

956-682-3481

[email protected]


Questions

Questions?

We Work For You!


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