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Quick Hints For Grant Writing Success

Saturday, July 31st, 2010

Every year, government, private or corporate agencies award billions of dollars in grants, some of which is never claimed and put to use.  Survey results show that small business grants, or grants for eligible individuals, remain unclaimed every year for the same reasons:

  • A previous grant proposal was turned down.
  • A letter of inquiry asking for an invitation to submit a proposal was turned down  
  • Detailed attention not paid to Funder Profiles resulting in a rejected proposal
  • Not using submission guidelines when writing a grant proposal.
  • Failure to provide a cover letter, or information stating exactly why the project fits within the given mandates
  • Failure to provide a (cover) Letter of Intent to a government agency 

Basically, there are two main hurdles to overcome (more…)