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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: Write the Goals and Objectives

Guideline: A program's direction is defined through its goals and objectives. The goals address alleviating the identified need the project targets, while its objectives state what is intended to be achieved. In measurable terms, objectives state what is being done to accomplish each stated goal.

Resources

Great Buzz Words to Use in a Grant Proposal

This list offers great buzz words to include in the grant proposal as appropriate.

Shopping List of Useful Verbs

This resource offers a categorized "shopping list" of useful verbs to assist in making objectives more precise.

Writing Hints: Goals & Objectives

This short list of hints for writing goals and objectives is part of a larger proposal writing course.

Plain Language

This link to the Plain Language.gov website provides information and resources related to the federal government's to improve communication with the public. Grant seekers submitting federal grant proposals may find its content useful. Other grant seekers may find its content useful when submitting proposal to other grant funders.

Proposal Writing Short Course

This Foundation Center resource offers a self paced tutorial on the proposal writing process.

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