10 Principles of Successful Grant Applications

  • 10 Principles of Successful Grant Applications

    1. Thoroughly review the Request for Proposal (RFP); understand the funding source expectations.
    2. Establish and adhere to a timeline for grant preparation and submission.
    3. Contact funding source for technical assistance and advice.
    4. Follow guidelines and formatting instructions.
    5. Provide all information required by the funding source as outlined in the RFP and/or Proposal Evaluation Rubric.
    6. Be reasonable, realistic, clear, and concise when stating goals and objectives.
    7. Be sure to address evaluation requirements.
    8. Make funding request reasonable and align budget with activities outlined in proposal.
    9. Begin early to seek letters of commitment and support from partners.
    10. Keep the application simple, business-like, and professional.