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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 3: Write the Need/Problem Statement
Guideline: The need or problem statement should offer a focused description of the problem the proposed project addresses and how it will do so. The explanation should demonstrate a logical process was applied to identify the need and define the project. Including references related to research and other successful projects may be helpful in supporting the need. Keep in mind the proposal may be competing against many projects with equally critical needs. Therefore, consider these questions when formulating the project need statement. Why should your project be funded over the competition? What makes your project stand out? What is the emotion within your project that when blended with the facts will sell your ideas? What would be the "gotcha" statement that convinces a reviewer to fund your project?