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Grant Writing Basics

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Activity Description

This activity lists steps and techniques to help guide you through the grant writing process.

Successful grant writing involves the coordination of several activities, including planning, searching for data and resources, writing and packaging a proposal, submitting a proposal to a funder, and follow-up.

TN Together has gathered some resources to help understand what you need and begin forming your proposal.

Here is an example of the walk through outlined "Grant Writit Tips from CPB" attached below.


  • Define your project
  • Identify the right funding sources
  • Contact the funders
  • Aquire proposal guidelines
  • Know the submission deadlines
  • Determine personnel needs
  • Update your timeline

Writing the proposal

  • Narratives
    • Statement of need
    • Approach
    • Meathod of evaluation
    • Project timeline
    • Credentials
  • Budget
  • Supporting Materials
  • Authorized Signatures
  • Submission Checklist

And lastly some information about conducting a follow-up.


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