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Sheryl Hale, Ed.D. email@example.com 405-743-5553. Linda Mason, Ed.D. firstname.lastname@example.org 405-225-9486. Northwestern Oklahoma Economic Development Federal and State Initiatives Grant Writing Workshop. Agenda. Types of Grants Locating Grants Assessing Eligibility Planning a Grant
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Linda Mason, Ed.D.
405-225-9486Northwestern Oklahoma Economic Development Federal and State InitiativesGrant Writing Workshop
26 Federal Agencies (900 programs)
Finding the right grant opportunity is most of the time
consuming work in grantsmanship. Plan to spend at least
half your time in:
SHOTGUN APPROACH vs. RIFLE APPROACH
Look for funding agencies, investigate what they fund, and apply for something from the agency. Your goals are broad enough to be modified to fit their goals.
Look for funding agencies that fund only what you want.
Search for an exact match to fund your project using your
specifically stated goals.
A search engine is a data base that you may use to
find information by using key identifying terms.
All funding agencies and most foundations send eNewsletters
with their grant information.
(Investigate organization to find preference)
types of projects, amounts
Why you are writing
Mission and population served
Link funder’s priorities and project goals
Demographic and statistical evidence
How it addresses need
Activities, timetables, methodology
Ability and commitment
Previous work and staff qualifications
Funding request, organizational support and other resources
Project continuationLetters of Intent
Heart of your entire case
When 24-year-old Tyesh Penn decided to attend Tulsa Community College – Metro Campus (TCC-Metro), she almost quit before walking through the door. Trying to navigate the complexities of enrollment through the Internet, Tyesha, an African-American single mother of two, found the process overwhelming. “I was confused,” she says. “I wanted to go back to school for a better future for my kids, but I felt like I was in over my head.” With an income of…
Seventy-five percent of high school seniors intend to go to college. Of those, 43 percent actually enroll in college, and one-third of these becomes a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors (Science and Engineering Indicators, 2002). College freshmen who plan to pursue a career in STEM disciplines too often become discouraged, sidetracked into other majors, or committed to other life-style choices and fail to matriculate to graduation. Regional universities in Oklahoma retain 67 percent of all first year, full-time freshmen, but graduate only 29 percent (OSRHE 1999-2000). Barriers to retention of all students in college apply as well to STEM students…
Drug treatment has fallen short of getting most treated hypertensive to go (BP below 140/90 mm Hg). A highly promising behavioral treatment is guided breathing, which involves a device that guides the patient to slow the breathing rate 6 to 10 breaths/minute (the typical respiration rate is 16 breaths/minute or more). The guided breathing intervention is typically used….
The Johnsonville School District has the highest high school dropout rate in the state of Texas. The district has found that the three most common reasons students drop out of high school are failing grades, a lack of interest in school, and a lack of parental support. To combat the dropout problem, the Johnsonville School District is seeking grant funding to implement the Stay in School Program district-wide. The program will…..
What you plan to do to
address the need.
change a light bulb?
A: 100. Ten to do it, and 90 to write document number GC7500439-001, Multitasking Incandescent Source System Facility, of which 10% of the pages state only "This page intentionally left blank", and 20% of the definitions are of the form "A ------ consists of sequences of non-blank characters separated by blanks".
“Use the Plain English style to write clearly. In English," she said, “A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative."A voice from the back of the room piped up, "Yeah, right."
Documenting Results and Impact
Goal: Primary goal of the Meal Consortium is to allow homebound elders to live independently.
Objective: Reduce number of individuals leaving the Meal Consortium by 5 percent.
Activity Month 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Budget justifies expenses and aligns with proposal narrative.
You should present your budget in four different
Item Annual Expense
A. Personnel (Salaries, Wages)
Total Personnel $183,500
B. Benefits Medical/dental coverage $22,000
For example, if your $250,000 organization has a $75,000 increase in rent, explain why.
Executive Director, Dr. Joan Smith The budget
request is for 1.0 FTE director @ $65,000 annual
salary plus fringe at 22%.
Administrative Assistant, Ms. Mary Smith The
budget request is for .5 FTE administrative assistant
@ $47,500 annual salary plus fringe at 20%. She
will be .5 FTE for the Oklahoma GEAR UP
program, also. Office space is being contributed to the project by the Oklahoma GEAR UP program.
If you are new to budgeting or want to take a moment to be sure that you are up-to-speed on preparing a budget, there are sources available on-line that have good budget examples. One tutorial may be found at the Foundation Center's website http://fdncenter.org/learn/classroom/prop_budgt/index.html
Learn to write grant proposals
Learn about the funded grants of the agency
Learn the process and improve your odds
Network with others like you
Simplify your writing
Provide a service
Tell the recipient of a grant
Tell the funder, program director, head of agency
Apply online – provide a vitae and short synopsis of why you may be of help
Need not have grant experience, just content expertiseBecome a Reviewer
In either case, keep writing. BE PERSISTENT!
Using an outside grantwriter may seem to be the best method of success in grant seeking. Ask:
Innovative Programs, Research and Development
Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
Linda Mason, Ed.D.
Coordinator for Grant Writing
Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
405-225-9486Northwestern Oklahoma Economic Development Federal/State Initiatives Grant Writing Workshop