Grant Writing for Educators : Practical Strategies for Teachers, Administrators, and Staff

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  • Copyright: 2004-09-01
  • Publisher: Solution Tree
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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.

Author Biography

Beverly A. Browning, MPA, is a national grant writing consultant, author, presenter, and postsecondary educator

Table of Contents

Introduction: Becoming a Successful Grant Writerp. 1
Getting Your Share Means Playing an Aggressive Gamep. 5
Where Does the Money Come From?p. 6
Characteristics of Grant Winning Schoolsp. 8
Lessons Learnedp. 9
Action Stepsp. 10
Identifying School Projects and Finding Award Moneyp. 11
Identify Needsp. 11
Search for Compatible Funding Partnersp. 12
Identify Corporations That Want to Helpp. 13
Seek Out Foundationsp. 15
State and Federal Funding Agencies for Schoolsp. 16
Federal Funding Programsp. 16
Winning Government Grantsp. 18
Lessons Learnedp. 20
Action Stepsp. 21
Learning the Lingo to Trump the Competitionp. 23
Basic Grant-Related Terminologyp. 24
Guideline and Application Terminologyp. 24
Technical Terminologyp. 26
Lessons Learnedp. 28
Action Stepsp. 29
Is the Game Worth Playing?p. 31
Gathering Informationp. 31
Winning a Government Agency Awardp. 32
Weighing Optionsp. 37
Lessons Learnedp. 39
Action Stepsp. 40
Getting Into the Grant Writing Game: Letters to Fundersp. 41
Cover Lettersp. 42
Letters of Inquiryp. 44
Letter Proposalsp. 46
Lessons Learnedp. 49
Wait Patientlyp. 50
If You Receive Bad Newsp. 50
If You Receive Good Newsp. 51
Partnership Etiquettep. 51
Action Stepsp. 52
Winning Foundation Grant Proposalsp. 53
RAG Application Formatp. 54
NNG Common Grant Applicationp. 54
Common Grant Cover Sheetp. 56
Narrativep. 58
Attachmentsp. 71
Check the Rules Againp. 77
Good News From the Fairy Godmotherp. 78
Chalk It Up to Experiencep. 78
Action Stepsp. 79
Exploring State Department of Education Grant Applicationsp. 81
Your First State Department of Education Grant Applicationp. 81
Elements of the Program Narrativep. 87
Be Attentive to Detailp. 89
Lessons Learnedp. 90
The Application Is in the Mailp. 90
Final Discussions Prior to Your Awardp. 91
If You Receive a Rejection Letterp. 91
Action Stepsp. 93
The Big Kahuna: Federal Department of Education Grant Applicationsp. 95
Waiting for the E-Mail Alertp. 96
Finding Announcement Detailsp. 96
Handling Electronic Submissionsp. 97
Deciphering the Grant Announcementp. 97
Doing a Quick Scanp. 101
Blitzing the Narrative Section With Key Wordsp. 102
Attaching the Curriculum Vitaep. 103
Obtaining Congressional Supportp. 104
Receiving an Answerp. 105
Starting the Projectp. 105
Handling Rejectionp. 105
Getting Things Done With Insider Knowledgep. 105
Action Stepsp. 108
Grant Writing Tips A to Zp. 109
References and Additional Resourcesp. 113
Electronic Resourcesp. 113
Print Resourcesp. 119
About the Authorp. 121
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