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Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Writing Successful Grants KnowledgeBase is an online resource aiding education professionals in their pursuit of public and private grants to support local programs. Its five elements contain information and resources that assist the grant seeker with developing their project, writing the grant proposal and managing the grant upon its award.

Task 1: Understand the Grantor's Requirements

Guideline: Each funding source will have grant management requirements to fulfill. The grantee must know and understand these requirements and have a system in place to administrator the grant.




2019 Common Instructions from ED for Applicants of Discretionary Grants

On February 23, 2019, the Department of Education updated published a set of common instructions for applicants seeking funds under a Department discretionary grant competition as part of a broader effort to reduce barriers for applicants. These common instructions are referenced in individual competition notices inviting applications (NIAs). In this notice, we are publishing a revised version of the common instructions that supersedes the version published on February 12, 2018.  Download PDF




Grantmaking at ED

This booklet provides a non-technical summary of the U.S. Department of Education's discretionary grants process and the laws and regulations that govern it.

U.S. Government Printing Office

This link to the U.S. Government Printing Office provides access to the Federal Digital System. Through this website visitors can access the Code of Federal Regulations, the Federal Register, and other federal government documents.