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Developing Winning Grant Proposals

  • Be proactive and creative in seeking funding sources
  • Make sure your request meets the grant criteria
  • Follow the guidelines to the "letter"
  • ALLOW PLENTY OF TIME
  • Have others critique your proposal

Getting Started

Details

  • Review application information
  • Identify organization's overall objectives
  • Ask yourself, "why should I get funded?"
  • Spell out desired outcomes
  • Solicit letters of support when applicable
  • Replace organization's terminology in place of ag ed terminology
    • "school-based learning" vs. "work-based learning"
    • "connecting activities" vs. "SAE"/"FFA"

Critique

  • Ask two or three colleagues to provide review - Give them evaluative criteria
  • Review thoroughly!