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Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.

Task 2: Establish Financial Controls

Guideline: The grantee should have a system to track income and expenses with appropriate financial controls. Organizations extensively involved with grant funding will have a system in place. If the grant seeker is not familiar with their organization's financial controls they should contact the organization's financial officer. Questions about the funder's accounting requirements should be directed to the funding source.

Resources

Financial Management Guide for Non-Profit Organizations

This National Endowment for the Arts' (NEA) guide, from its Office of Inspector General, is intended to provide practical information on what is expected from grantee organizations in terms of fiscal accountability. While its use is intended for grantees receiving grants from the NEA, the provisions are generally accepted standards and may serve as an example for any grant seeker.

The contents of this website were developed under a grant from the U.S. Department of Education and are intended for general reference purposes only. However, those contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Education or the Center, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government. Some resources on this site require Adobe Acrobat Reader. This website archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.