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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 1: Review with Project Team

Guideline: Once the written grant proposal is assembled the project team should review it a second time as quality review check on the writing as well as building support for the plan. Following the project team's review appropriate revisions and updates to the proposal should be made. Through this process questions for the funding source may be identified.

Resources

Characteristics of a Good Grant Proposal

This checklist may be useful when reviewing the grant proposal prior to submission to the funding source. Alternate format: PDF

Checklist for Applicants

This checklist reviews federal grant requirements in regards to supporting documentation and additional forms to be completed. It may be useful when reviewing the grant package prior to submission. Alternate format: PDF

Grant Proposal Review

This link to grant writing resources at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education website provides a form for reviewing the completed grant proposal. The form may be useful to grant seekers when reviewing the grant proposal prior to submission to the grant funder.

Scoring Guidelines - Evaluation Grant Proposals

Each funding source will have a basis for evaluating grant proposals. Utilizing the review criteria and the assigned scoring weights a project team and an internal review team can use the information to evaluate the grant seeker's proposal prior to submission. This document offers a sample scoring scale.

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