Grant Writing Tip - Analyzing the Grant Application

Analyzing the Grant Application

Proposals written for foundations and those written for federal grants and state grants, will differ markedly in final form. While all may require a brief letter or narrative, only some require you to complete an extensive array of forms.

Grant writers should develop a one-page overview of the Request for Proposal (RFP) that highlights its goals, the main purpose of the grant, allowable budget expenses, and allowable program activities. This overview will facilitate decision-making by key players and community partners by providing a succinct outline of the program.

The most common error made by grant writers is their failure to examine and follow the application guidelines precisely.