ERIC Number: ED374376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Facts on: Grant Funding for Alcohol/Drug Prevention. Fact Sheet No. 25.
Page, Penny Booth
The passage of the Federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities legislation expands alcohol/drug prevention targets and makes it important that educators and community leaders understand how to seek out and compete for grant dollars to meet legislative mandates. The initial step in seeking grants is understanding which of the two types of sources, public (Federal, state, and local government agencies) or private (foundations and corporations) fund activities like those contemplated. "The Federal Register,""The Foundation Directory," and five other resources listed help identify potential funding sources. Once a potential public source is identified, the applicant completes an application following specific guidelines and criteria. Because private foundations often have no fixed guidelines or require specific application forms, potential applicants should first submit a one to two page concept paper inquiring whether the proposed project falls within the funder's area of interest. Regardless of source or required forms, most applications should contain eight basic elements: (1) proposal summary; (2) introduction; (3) problem statement; (4) objectives; (5) methods of reaching the objectives; (6) means of evaluation; (7) how future funding will be found; and (8) budget of all necessary costs. Success requires patience and the perseverance to seek advice from grantors who have rejected a proposal and to resubmit the modified application. (MSF)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center of Alcohol Studies.