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The three Phases of Grant Writing

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[0:02] Grant writing will be an effective way to invigorate your program and usher in some new concepts. In order a novice author, how do you sort out the grant writing course of?

[0:29] As an educator who has efficiently helped safe over $1 million of grant funding over time for bodily training programming, I typically get requested about how one can get into the grant writing course of and discover funding for his or her program. Whereas there’s no magic components actually neither is there a easy reply, reflecting upon how I approached the grant writing course of now personally, it may be summarized as a three-phase course of.

Part 1 – Plan and Put together

[0:52] So the primary phases plan and put together this section actually helps me establish and dial in what it’s that I need and what funding I’m going to be going after. This all begins with my why? What’s your mission? What’s it that you simply’re actually attempting to realize? And as soon as I do know what it’s I’m attempting to realize and what my aims are, then I can make sure that to seek out the fitting grant that matches me, after which I can begin to plan for that. So what’s it that I really want and what’s it that I’m actually attempting to perform? I’ve to be actually particular with that.

[1:21] After getting that each one outlined and also you discovered a grant that finest meets your wants, then it’s time to construct your staff and that’s getting help out of your administration and from the district stage and that’s asking some of us round you to possibly assist with proof studying functions and double-checking issues and likewise ensuring that there’s any district-level paperwork that must be authorised first, previous to closing submission of the grant software. Then that must be taking good care of concurrently and never forgotten about and left for the final minute.

Part 2 – Pursue and Persuade

[1:54] This leads you into section to pursue and persuade. When you discovered that proper match and also you’ve constructed your staff, it’s time to totally pursue the grant and to steer these folks that you’re the fitting candidate for this funding alternative. Name up the group, check-in with them to see if there’s any questions that you simply might need that they’ll reply. Perhaps double-checking with them and operating by them your thought or being positive to analysis out previous winners and that what your thought envision is aligns with their imaginative and prescient for this system funding. It’s important to be actually captivated with what it’s that you simply’re attempting to perform and it’s important to persuade them. So do you will have any knowledge? Do you will have any statistics to share with them? Any private tales?

[2:38] Then additionally as you’re planning all this out, know your timeline and work backward from there. When do it’s important to have a draft prepared for folks in order that they’ve time to proofread it for you? How are you going to make this occur? Are you going to place issues in your calendar? Are you going to have a shared calendar? Are you going to have reminders? Is that this a reoccurring grant cycle so as to reapply once more sooner or later? It’s actually necessary as you pursue this grant, it’s important to be very persuasive as nicely.

[3:06] Included on this half I like to say with of us is the significance of a sustainability plan that helps persuade of us that you simply’re the fitting candidate for this as a result of people who find themselves funding these grants don’t need a one and finished normally. They need to see one thing proceed on long run, they need to see their {dollars} be stretched and need to see nice issues come to fruition, so you should definitely have a sustainability plan in place and point out that in your grant software. What’s your plan as soon as funding is exhausted? Are there any recurring prices and is your district going to have the ability to help you in that after that funding ends?

Part 3 – Persevere and Proceed

[3:45] Lastly, is section three persevere and proceed? We’re all the time attempting to maneuver ahead and so it’s actually necessary that whether or not or not you obtained the grant that you simply persevere and also you proceed with discovering different funding alternatives, you need to make sure that to maintain monitor of your progress and there’s loads that you could be taught from a “no”. Should you get any suggestions out of your grant scoring rubric, it’s actually necessary to take that data under consideration so as to make adjustments to your subsequent software.


[4:16] In order that’s it for at this time everyone. These are the three phases of grant writing that can assist any novice author gear up for his or her grant writing journey.

  • Part one was to put together and plan. Ensure you have a plan of assault, an overview and also you’ve constructed your staff and you realize what it’s precisely that you simply’re searching for and you’ve got your why on the heart as your focus.
  • Part two was to pursue and persuade. You need to be sure you’re pursuing the fitting grants that you’re the fitting match for these grants and be persuasive. Have your knowledge and statistics and your private tales intertwined into that.
  • Part three was to persevere and proceed. You all the time need to preserve transferring ahead regardless of your success or failure, be sure you be taught from it. Simply to emphasise yet one more time, grant writing can actually be an effective way to herald new concepts and to assist encourage constructive progress and alter for any program. Thanks for listening. Thanks for instructing and I want you all an exquisite day.

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