Grant writing tips

  1. Read the grant carefully and be sure to follow the instructions exactly.
  2. Keep your goals realistic but maintain high expectations.
  3. Highlight the innovative ideas of your proposal.
  4. Include a reasonable and detailed budget.
  5. Cite research that provides evidence of program effectiveness.
  6. Write clearly and simply.
  7. Proofread to ensure your grant application is free of spelling and grammar errors.

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