Grant Writing 101

Published on Nov 05, 2019

Grant writing can be a beast. Learn how to slay the beast, step by step. Courtesy of Eitner Education.


Grant Writing 101

 It's a lot easier than you think!

Dr. Jay Eitner

Eitner Education, LLC
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 2019 is way different than 2009, 2012, 2015, & 2018!
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Social Media

 The game-changer of grants
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 Social Media in 2019 be like...

Grant writing is the practice of completing an application process for monies provided by an institution.

Grant Providers

  • Government
  • Corporation
  • Foundation
  • Trust
  • FOR-profit or NON-profit

Understanding the creation process of a grant proposal is a big part of the success!

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There are 4 types of funding:

  • Competitive Funding
  • Formula Funding
  • Continuation Funding
  • Pass-through Funding
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Competitive Funding: proposals based on the evaluation of a reviewer(s). -Based on the merits of the application; recipients are not pre-determined.

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Formula Funding: the result of applying a mathematical formula to decide on the allocation of resources.

-Includes criteria that relate to institutional size & unit costs

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Continuation Funding: An extension or renewal of existing program funding for one or more additional budget period(s) that would otherwise expire.

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Passthrough Funding: funds received from a grantor go to a third-party.
The funds are not consumed directly by the grantee.


 Yes, this is a process.
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Steps Involved:

  • Identify the Problem that needs funding.
  • Go through the Grant.
  • Proposal Writing
  • Finalizing
  • Follow Up
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  • Organization or community-based that is an issue in your community that needs to addressed by goodwill.
  • Involve as many stakeholders in the community and agree that it is indeed a problem.
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Going through the grant...

  • Understand the application
  • Prepare a summary statement and outline
  • Identify whether your project is in line with the grantor funding
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  • Cover Letter
  • Executive Summary / Needs Statement
  • Goals / Objectives
  • Program Design
  • Evaluation & Stability
  • Organization Brief
  • BUDGET: personnel, project costs, overhead, donations, earned income
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  • Compile everything! Ensure that you remove all the possible errors (literally cross your T's and dot your I's).
  • MOST grants are submitted online.
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 A great video to watch on your own time.


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