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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 4: Establish Goals, Objectives, Activities and Timelines

Guideline: The grant proposal defines the program's goals, objectives, work activities and timelines. The goals represent a desired state of anticipated outcomes. The objectives identify specific desired changes with a measurable result. The activities represent the tasks involved with accomplishing each objective. The timeline tells when things will happen. Together, they form the grant seeker's road map for what they intend to do and serve as the basis for evaluating whether they have accomplished what they set out to achieve.

Resources

Goals, Objectives, and Activities

This document summarizes the key elements of well-written goals, objectives and activities. The document includes a link to the Performance Objectives Worksheet, which is a guide on writing objectives.

S.M.A.R.T. Goals

This document provides specific guidelines for creating specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely goals.

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