ERIC Number: ED370226
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Grant Proposals: A Primer for Writers.
Mathis, Emily D.; Doody, John E.
Relatively few private and parochial schools are tapping funds available through grants, partly due to a lack of grantseeking skills in the K-12 institutions. This booklet offers guidelines for writing grant proposals for elementary or secondary school projects. Following the foreword, acknowledgements, and introduction, chapter 2 offers tips for getting started. First steps are to make a list of needs, seek out the appropriate foundations, and work with a colleague. Suggestions for designing the project and outlining the grant narrative are provided in chapter 3. The proposal's framework includes the following sections: introduction, problem statement, objectives, methodology, and evaluation (IPOME). The fourth chapter explains how to construct the budget, specifying personnel and nonpersonnel costs. Chapter 5 offers guidelines for writing the proposal's narrative, which details the IPOME skeleton. This chapter outlines the characteristics of a good proposal and identifies common problems listed by the receivers of proposals. A summary of tips and 12 exhibits are included. Appendices contain examples of three successful proposals and information on available workshops and videotapes on grant writing. (LMI)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Fund Raising, Grants, Grantsmanship, Private Financial Support, Private Schools, Program Proposals, Proposal Writing, School Support, Writing Strategies
National Catholic Educational Association, 1077 30th Street, N.W., Suite 100, Washington, DC 20007-3852.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Catholic Educational Association, Washington, DC.