Learning how to write a grant proposal is an important skill to have. Being awarded a grant can provide you with the financial help you need. Your proposal has to be concise and carefully thought out if you hope to receive the award.
That being said, it can be hard to figure out exactly what needs to be included in your proposal. This guide will outline the do’s and dont’s of grant writing and will give you seven helpful tips on how to make your grant proposal a great one.
1. Know What Type of Grant You Need to Write
Before you plan your proposal, you should know that there are several types of grants that can be given.
There are many types of grants out there including but not limited to:
Housing Grants: The government provide funds to people looking to become homeowners. These grants are for families, single member, and double member households.
Small Business Grants: According to the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA), “the federal government generally offers grants only to non-profits, educational institutions, and state and local governments.”
Grants for Minorities and Women: There are several small business grant agencies such as, The Eileen Fisher Women-Owned Business Grant Program and the Minority Business Development Agency, that provide funding for businesses started by women and minorities.