So, you'd like to apply for a grant. But, is your organization a good candidate for a grant? To answer that question, check out a simple version of the Grant Readiness Assessment Tool created by Resource Development Network, Fabian Consulting and O'Connor Associates.
This is a question I am frequently asked. Under certain circumstances, they can, although grant opportunities for businesses are rare.
Bev Browning explains more about grant opportunities for businesses here.
This OP-ED piece in the NY Times on January 1, 2015 makes a strong case for using federal funds to support only those proposals featuring rigorous evidence based programming. Read Social Programs That Work.
Project Concept Form
The purpose of this form is to present an overview of a project for which your organization might seek grants. Feel free to use this tool with your staff and board when you are deciding whether or not to apply for grants.
What target population will your project serve?
What need(s) in the target population will your project address?
What activities will you propose to address these needs?
At the end of the year*, what change will there be in the needs of the target population?
* Many grants are for a one-year period.
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Please complete this form and return it to: (your name)
Project concepts are reviewed by management on a monthly basis.
Questions? Contact: (your name, telephone number, email)