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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: Submit Proposal to Funding Source

Guideline: Prior to submitting to submitting the grant proposal be sure to review the funding sources' requirements for how the proposal should be packaged. When the proposal is complete and ready for submission to the funding source the project lead should obtain authorization to do so as part of the internal review process.

Resources

Federal Grant Application and Other Forms

This U.S. Department of Education website contains links to the forms commonly required when applying for Federal grants. Each form appears in several formats including PDF and Microsoft Word.

Sample Electronic Submission Waiver Request

This document offers a sample electronic submission waiver form when experiencing problems with an electronic submission system.

Sample Letter of Support

This sample represents a common format for letters of support submitted with a grant application. Grant writers may wish to supply such a sample to those individuals and/or organizations they approach for support.

Tips on Submitting a Grant

This document contains a list of tips gathered from experienced grant writers concerning what to do when the grant proposal is ready to submit.

Electronic Submission of Grant Applications

This U.S. Department of Education Federal Register notice announces policies and procedural requirements for the electronic submission of grant applications through the government wide grants application site, Grants.gov, and the department's grants application site, e-Application. Federal grant seekers should be aware of these requirements and note how their specific grant application is to be submitted.

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.