Book Title: Grant Writing for Educators: Practical Strategies for Teachers, Administrators, and Staff (Solutions)
Publisher: Solution Tree
Release Date: 2004-09-03
Author: Beverly A. Browning
Grant Writing for Educators: Practical Strategies for Teachers, Administrators, and Staff provides educators with an abundant amount of information for dramatically improving their grant writing skills and for increasing their odds at receiving much-desired grant awards. The chapters are filled with expertise, encouragement, and solutions for educators who ask, ;How can we get this done? Readers will learn how to: -Identify needs -Recognize and find corporate, foundation, and government funders -Deal with the paperwork -Write winning grant proposals following funder's directions to a T -Find more money for their school or corporation;Readers will understand the ins and outs of locating, researching, and applying for corporate, foundation, and government grants. They will learn not only what to do, but also how to do it through step-by-step directions. Each chapter ends with action steps readers can take to improve their chances at the grant writing game. In chapter 1, readers learn where the money comes from and the characteristics of grant winning schools. Chapter 2 discusses how to identify projects in need of funding and where to find award money. Chapter 3 introduces readers to the lingo grant-related terminology, including guideline and application terminology and technical terminology. In chapter 4, readers will learn how to gather information and weigh their options. In chapters 5 through 8, readers get specific direction for preparing their grant applications. Chapter 5 examines letters to funders, cover letters, letters of inquiry, and letter proposals. In chapter 6, the author discusses how to win foundation grants and includes information on application formats (RAG and NNG) and the various parts of each of these formats. Chapter 7 explores the elements of grant applications for state-level Departments of Education. The final chapter, chapter 8, details the specifics of federal grant applications for the U.S. Department of Education, including handling electronic submissions and obtaining insider knowledge on the process. The appendix sections contain easy-to-remember grant writing tips and additional resources, both print and electronic. This easy-to-use book is a must read for those who must raise funds.