Federal Government Proposal Writing Tip #3

The Grantsmanship Center regularly coaches individuals and institutions on the art of federal grant proposal writing. In a recent training, the Center shared the following thought for preparers:

Tip #3: Reference crucial, relevant research statistics and data that speaks to your need and/or solution in your narrative. Don’t tie all your data to your appendix, as there is no guarantee that the reader will have occasion to review it.  If you have information that helps make your case and moves your narrative from merely anecdotal to factual, then by all means, make the most of it! Reviewers are regularly bombarded with great stories of need and organizational response, but what impresses them most are narratives that provide evidence about need, demonstrate the use of evidence informed/based solutions and offer measurements that reflect impact.