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.