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First-Time Grantwriter's Guide to Success

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ISBN-10: 0761945369

ISBN-13: 9780761945369

Edition: 2002

Authors: Cynthia R. Knowles

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In any organization that is alive with creative ideas, funding is a constant problem. Finding ways to support new programmes without cutting back on existing services can seem impossible to school districts whose budgets tighten annually. Therefore, finding a resource for funding outside of limited budgets is crucial; grants can provide that resource. Grant money is available for just about anything, if you know where to look and how to write the proposal. The First-Time Grantwriter's Guide to Success is a broadly applicable book that can be used by anyone assembling any grant proposal. While the book focuses on US Department of Education grants, it examines the common selection criteria applied by the majority of governmental departments, and includes portions of actual grant applications as examples.The First-Time Grantwriter's Guide to Success is a complete reference to grant funding. The book includes multiple examples, as well as first hand experiences, failures, and successes. The author Cynthia Knowles provides readers with detailed information to navigate the process, from research, to writing, to submitting the final proposal. She includes a complete glossary of statute terms, forms and figures to assist readers in organization and planning, and a list of alternative grantwriting resources.
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Book details

List price: $32.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 4/10/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Cynthia R. Knowles works nationally helping schools, agencies, and businesses maximize the effectiveness of their prevention programs through student and employee training, curriculum review, data analysis, awareness education, and program evaluation. She works as the Health and Wellness Coordinator at Livonia Central School, Livonia, New York; as a lecturer at the State University of New York at Geneseo; as a supervisor of student teachers in health education at the State University of New York at Cortland; and as a professional ski instructor. Previously she has been the Director of Rehabilitation for a 135-bed homeless shelter, a psychotherapist for adolescents and their families, and a regional coordinator for the Safe and Drug Free Schools grant program. Through articles and training seminars, she advocates for truth, accuracy, and youth involvement in the field of violence and substance abuse. She teaches participants to question their sources and to validate all information before passing it on. Her politics are simple: She believes that all of us--parents, teachers, and neighbors--have the ability to change the world significantly through our interactions with youth. She believes in prayer and miracles but is still slightly superstitious and overinsured. Cynthia welcomes your feedback, especially your experiences, chal�lenges, insights, and successes with using this book for program evaluation.

List of Figures
About the Author
Where's the Money?
Funding That Matches Needs
Primary Sources of Funding Information
Secondary Sources of Funding Information
Online Sources of Funding Information
Private, Corporate, and Foundation Funding
Online Grantwriting Tools
Where's the Money?: Checklist
A First Look at the Application Process
Cover Letter
Authorizing Legislation
Single Point of Contact (SPOC)
Estimated Range of Rewards
Project Length
Prohibited Uses
Selection Factors
Selection Criteria
A First Look: Checklist
Write to Your Audience
The Readers
Technical Review Form
Authorizing Statute
Getting Started
Write to Your Audience: Checklist
Establishing Need
Establishing Need
Existing Resources
Establishing Need: Checklist
Goals and Objectives
Objectives and the Authorizing Statute
Goals and Objectives: Checklist
Plan of Operation
Literature Review
Resources and Personnel
Management Plan
Sound Research Methods
Equal Access
Dissemination and Replication
Plan of Operation: Checklist
Quality of Key Personnel
Project Director
Staff Distribution
Job Descriptions
Quality of Key Personnel: Checklist
Budget Development
Budget Form
Budget Narrative
Years Two and Three
Budget Development: Checklist
Evaluation Plan
Implementation Evaluation
Outcome Evaluation
Model Programs
Evaluation Plan: Checklist
Commitment and Capacity
Adequacy of Resources
Commitment and Capacity: Checklist
Cover Sheets, Abstracts, and Other Miscellany
Cover Sheet
Protection of Human Subjects in Research
Table of Contents
Submitting Your Application
After Submission
Cover Sheets, Abstracts, and Other Miscellany: Checklist
Meeting the Purposes of the Authorizing Statute
Community and School Demographics
Student Enrollment Data Collection Form
Summary Teacher Education/Expertise
Process Objectives
Outcome Objectives
Project Workplan
Project Timeline
Proposed Staff Distribution
Writing An Abstract
Grantwriting FAQs
Other Grantwriting Resources