ERIC Number: ED352458
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Funds for Educational Equipment: A Grant Writing Guide. TEK Education Guide. Second Edition.
Ashley, William L.
This guide's introduction, three sections, and two appendices elaborate on each of these steps it recommends when applying for funds to purchase educational equipment: (1) assess program needs and write a justification for the support sought; (2) review and select the funding sources that are the most appropriate; (3) develop and submit a well-planned and carefully prepared proposal to request and justify support; and (4) follow up the proposal with appropriate communications to the sponsoring organization. Section 1 presents information on various federal and state organizations and agencies that provide funds to educational programs. Section 2 provides recommendations and instructions for identifying program equipment needs and selecting funding sources. Section 3 presents guidelines, information, and directions to follow in preparing grant proposals and applications. Appendix A lists 54 foundations and funding organizations, along with information on what activities and items they typically fund and how to contact them. Appendix B contains the following worksheets proposal writers and managers may find helpful: proposal development and sign-off schedule; outline of a typical proposal; activity-task planning schedule; project timeline; personnel utilization matrix; sample format for a budget summary; and proposal checklist and evaluation form. The document concludes with six references. (CML)
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Educational Equipment, Educational Finance, Educational Planning, Educational Resources, Financial Support, Grants, Grantsmanship, Postsecondary Education, Private Financial Support, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing, Secondary Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Sponsor: Tektronix, Inc., Beaverton, OR.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center on Education and Training for Employment.