Federal Government Proposal Writing Tip #1

In a recent newsletter, the Grantsmanship Center reminded its readers that most Federal grant proposals are reviewed and scored by people outside the agency who have expertise in the related subject matter but who review applications from outside of their own geographic areas/connections. With that in mind, the Center shared the following tip for proposal preparers:

TIP 1: Make sure your application provides sufficiently detailed background information about your organization – its history, purpose, mission and successes – and the context in which it works or proposes to work. If you’re seeking to address a problem other locales have, what are the challenges that are unique to your situation and do you have the stats to prove it? Don’t rely on national or state numbers if your proposed solution is local in nature.