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ERIC Number: ED325150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
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Obtaining Grants in the Community College.
Fernandes, Linda L.
Prepared to assist community college educators in obtaining grants from public and private sources, this paper provides instructions on writing a grant proposal and a list of prospective donors. Section 1 discusses the history of philanthropic support for higher education and the ethics of grant-giving. Drawing from Norton J. Kirtz's work, "Program Planning & Proposal Writing," section 2 presents guidelines for writing each section of the proposal (i.e., proposal summary, introduction, problem statement or assessment of need, program objectives, methods, evaluation, future funding, and budget). This section indicates that: (1) proposals must be written clearly and explicitly, defining all esoteric terms and synthesizing all previous studies accurately; (2) the proposal summary should describe the college, and the project's scope and projected costs; (3) the introduction must establish the institution's credibility; (4) the problem statement should document the existence of the problem and the institution's ability to resolve it with a reasonable amount of money; (5) a set of well-drawn and realistic objectives should follow from the problem statement and be usable as criteria for the program evaluation; (6) the statement of methodology should not only introduce program activities, but also demonstrate knowledge of alternative models for solving the problem; (7) the granting agency should be assured of the future funding of the program; and (8) the proposal's budget should detail personnel and non-personnel costs, indicating which costs are requested and which will be donated. Sections 3 and 4 list private corporations and foundations, and federal agencies that provide grants to community colleges, including the name and address of each, its areas of interest, types of assistance, uses and restrictions, and sample grants. (JMC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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