Grant Writing Basics

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.
Preperation
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 conductiing a follow-up.

Share Health Info at Local Flea Market

Making resources easily accessible is the first step to educating your community on prevention methods, warning signs of substance misuse, and recovery options.
Consider providing local and state resources at a flea market, farmers market or other community events. Flea markets usually attract individuals interested in healthy lifestyles. They may be inspired to share your materials with others or even join your efforts.
Resources:
Educational materials and info graphics
Medication lockboxes
Narcan trainings (or invites to a upcoming training)
Information about local coalition (meeting times, mission statement, upcoming events…)
Recovery groups
Prevention clubs
TNTogether flyers so they can find their own ways to get involved (120+ activities listed on website!)

Volunteer as a Baby Cuddler

Babies who are born prematurely, have a serious health issue, or are suffering from some form of dependency like Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) will often spend considerable amounts of time in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). During this time, they are often separated from their parents for a significant amount of time. Baby cuddlers are a group of volunteers who spend time holding babies in shifts throughout the day. These volunteers help babies in th NICU experience the physical contact and love that is needed during infancy.
In order to volunteer as a hospital baby cuddler you will need to research programs in your area, apply to volunteer, and complete all training courses.
Start by searching “volunteer baby cuddler programs in (blank) county”
You can also contact your local hospital and ask if they accept baby cuddler volunteers. Most hospitals will indicate on their website which volunteer positions need to be filled. If baby cuddler is not listed, you can email the volunteer coordinator to find out if they are accepting applications for that position.
Most hospitals will include a list of requirements. You may need to complete a background check or annual flu shot.

Visit the resources listed below for more information.