A well-formed grant proposal is one that is carefully prepared, thoughtfully planned and concisely packaged. The potential applicant generally seeks first to become familiar with all of the pertinent program criteria of the funding institution.
Grant seekers should know the basic requirements, application forms, information, and procedures vary among grant-making agencies and foundations. Federal agencies and large foundations may have formal application packets, strict guidelines and fixed deadlines with which applicants must comply, while smaller foundations may operate more informally. Below are listed just a few suggestions to help make the process go a little smoother.
To make a compelling case, the following should be included in the proposal: