Frustrations of the Profession

Robin Wenger is a grant writer for the City of Elkhart, Indiana. As a veteran writer, Wenger recently shared a list of frustrations – his top ten, to be exact– describing the challenges of grant writing. In introducing the list, Wenger begins with this statement: “I have been equally frustrated by the feds [federal agencies] […]

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Reading an RFP

Federal agencies call their grant announcements by different names: RFP- Request for Proposals; RFA-Request for Applications; FOA- Funding Opportunity Announcement; or NOFA- Notice of Funding Availability. It is important for applicants to read between the lines and let the criteria presented in a federal agency’s grant announcement guide the development of a federal grant application. […]

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Grant Writing Assumptions to Avoid

Grant-Writing-Proposasl.com cautions grant writers to avoid making these assumptions about their organizations and programs when writing foundation and government grants: Assumption #1: Reviewers will read the proposal in its entirety. Overall, foundations prefer brevity in proposal writing for the simple reason many reviewers do not have a lot of time to devote to the task. […]

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