How to Develop and Write a Grant Proposal [Updated May 25, 2007]   [open pdf - 118KB]

From the Summary: "This report is intended for Members and staff assisting grant seekers in districts and states, and it includes writing proposals for both government and private foundations grants. In preparation for writing a proposal, the report first discusses preliminary information gathering and preparation, developing ideas for the proposal, gathering community support, identifying funding resources, and seeking preliminary review of the proposal and support of relevant administrative officials. The second section of the report covers the actual writing of the proposal, from outlining of project goals, stating the purpose and objectives of the proposal, explaining the program methods to solve the stated problem, and how the results of the project will be evaluated, to long-term project planning, and, finally, developing the proposal budget. The last section of the report includes a listing of free grants-writing websites, some in Spanish as well as English, including the Foundation Center's 'Proposal Writing Short Course.' Related CRS [Congressional Research Report] reports are CRS Report 97-220, 'Grants Work in a Congressional Office'; CRS Report RL34012, 'Grants Information for Constituents'; and CRS Report RS21117, 'Ethical Considerations in Assisting Constituents With Grant Requests Before Federal Agencies'. This report will be updated as needed."

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