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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 2: Write the Proposal Abstract

Guideline: The proposal abstract summarizes the grant application in terms of who, what, where, how, when and why. The abstract usually just one page in length. It may be useful to write the proposal abstract after the grant proposal is completed. The abstract should emphasize the project's need and include the topics mentioned in the grant's request for proposal or stated requirements.



Great Buzz Words to Use in a Grant Proposal

This list offers great buzz words to include in the grant proposal as appropriate.


Sample Proposal Abstract

This document contains a proposal abstract adapted from samples provided by Dr. Wanda Riesz, Director Grant Writing & Resource Development, Indianapolis (Indiana) Public Schools.


Proposal Abstract Sample

This document offers a sample of a proposal abstract in terms of who, what, where, how, when and why.



Plain Language

This link to the Plain website provides information and resources related to the federal government's to improve communication with the public. Grant seekers submitting federal grant proposals may find its content useful. Other grant seekers may find its content useful when submitting proposal to other grant funders.

Proposal Writing Short Course

This Foundation Center resource offers a self paced tutorial on the proposal writing process.