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Inside Grant Writing for Educators: Practical Strategies for Teachers, Administrators, and Staff you will find abundant information for dramatically improving your grant writing skills and for increasing your 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?" This easy-to-use book is a must read for those who must raise funds. Book jacket.
Beverly A. Browning, MPA, is a national grant writing consultant, author, presenter, and postsecondary educator
Table of Contents
|Introduction: Becoming a Successful Grant Writer||p. 1|
|Getting Your Share Means Playing an Aggressive Game||p. 5|
|Where Does the Money Come From?||p. 6|
|Characteristics of Grant Winning Schools||p. 8|
|Lessons Learned||p. 9|
|Action Steps||p. 10|
|Identifying School Projects and Finding Award Money||p. 11|
|Identify Needs||p. 11|
|Search for Compatible Funding Partners||p. 12|
|Identify Corporations That Want to Help||p. 13|
|Seek Out Foundations||p. 15|
|State and Federal Funding Agencies for Schools||p. 16|
|Federal Funding Programs||p. 16|
|Winning Government Grants||p. 18|
|Lessons Learned||p. 20|
|Action Steps||p. 21|
|Learning the Lingo to Trump the Competition||p. 23|
|Basic Grant-Related Terminology||p. 24|
|Guideline and Application Terminology||p. 24|
|Technical Terminology||p. 26|
|Lessons Learned||p. 28|
|Action Steps||p. 29|
|Is the Game Worth Playing?||p. 31|
|Gathering Information||p. 31|
|Winning a Government Agency Award||p. 32|
|Weighing Options||p. 37|
|Lessons Learned||p. 39|
|Action Steps||p. 40|
|Getting Into the Grant Writing Game: Letters to Funders||p. 41|
|Cover Letters||p. 42|
|Letters of Inquiry||p. 44|
|Letter Proposals||p. 46|
|Lessons Learned||p. 49|
|Wait Patiently||p. 50|
|If You Receive Bad News||p. 50|
|If You Receive Good News||p. 51|
|Partnership Etiquette||p. 51|
|Action Steps||p. 52|
|Winning Foundation Grant Proposals||p. 53|
|RAG Application Format||p. 54|
|NNG Common Grant Application||p. 54|
|Common Grant Cover Sheet||p. 56|
|Check the Rules Again||p. 77|
|Good News From the Fairy Godmother||p. 78|
|Chalk It Up to Experience||p. 78|
|Action Steps||p. 79|
|Exploring State Department of Education Grant Applications||p. 81|
|Your First State Department of Education Grant Application||p. 81|
|Elements of the Program Narrative||p. 87|
|Be Attentive to Detail||p. 89|
|Lessons Learned||p. 90|
|The Application Is in the Mail||p. 90|
|Final Discussions Prior to Your Award||p. 91|
|If You Receive a Rejection Letter||p. 91|
|Action Steps||p. 93|
|The Big Kahuna: Federal Department of Education Grant Applications||p. 95|
|Waiting for the E-Mail Alert||p. 96|
|Finding Announcement Details||p. 96|
|Handling Electronic Submissions||p. 97|
|Deciphering the Grant Announcement||p. 97|
|Doing a Quick Scan||p. 101|
|Blitzing the Narrative Section With Key Words||p. 102|
|Attaching the Curriculum Vitae||p. 103|
|Obtaining Congressional Support||p. 104|
|Receiving an Answer||p. 105|
|Starting the Project||p. 105|
|Handling Rejection||p. 105|
|Getting Things Done With Insider Knowledge||p. 105|
|Action Steps||p. 108|
|Grant Writing Tips A to Z||p. 109|
|References and Additional Resources||p. 113|
|Electronic Resources||p. 113|
|Print Resources||p. 119|
|About the Author||p. 121|
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