Writing the EWDJT Grant Proposal
Every organization has their own approach to writing grant proposals. The following tips and hints are presented for consideration.
- Develop and construct the proposal as a team effort with an assigned team leader.
- Collect and discuss the research and preparation in group session.
- Discuss the general scope and direction of the project as a team.
- Dissect the RFP, identifying every request for information.
- Assign every request to the individual best suited to respond to each question.
- Answer each question to stand by itself. Do not assume the reader will read the entire proposal.
- Assign a single proposal writer that will interact individually with each of the contributors.
- Circulate drafts of the proposal as it is developed.
- Save budgeting until last, ensuring all activities are covered and budgeted.
- Assemble “boiler plate” materials and collect attachments.
- Review, revise, review, revise, and double and triple check budgets.
- Let the proposal “sit” before final review.
- Provide a lot of time for final review and submission.
- START EARLY.