You may already have been given a RFP for a grant. However, there may be other funding sources that may be more appropriate. Some of the resources available to assist your funding search are: foundation centers, computerized databases, and public libraries. Be sure to use Techlearning.comâ€™s Grants and Contests and My eCoachâ€™s Grants, Contests and Fundraising.
- Do not limit your funding search to one source.
- Look for consistencies between the purpose of your project and the requirements in any of the grants you seek.
- Identify specific funding priorities and preferences.
- Contact the funderâ€™s program officer to ask if they support projects like yours. Check their Website for a list of projects previously funded and for their annual report.
- Request proposal guidelines.
- Ask about the maximum amount available and funding range of awards.
- Make sure the funding levels of the grants you select are appropriate for your project.
You may even find a different grant for which your project is eligible when looking for a specific grant. Make sure the amount of any award for which you apply is worth your time and effort and that it meets your timeline.
Submitted by:Barbara Bray