In this space, we have previously shared tips about the pre-writing phase of completing a federal grant application – for example, the importance of reading (and re-reading) the grant announcement, and the importance of understanding the criteria by which your application will be evaluated.
In this post, we dip our toes into the grant writing process itself and share some tips about crafting a need statement. These tips are adapted from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources & Services Administration’s grant writing guide, titled “Tips for Writing and Submitting Good Grant Proposals”. Along with each tip, we also include an excerpt from an award-winning federal grant proposal that can be viewed in full on the website of the Institute of Museum and Library Services. (IMLS has an excellent collection of proposals that are worthy of review – especially for new federal grant applicants.)
Continue reading Grant Writing: 3 Tips for Crafting Need Statements in Federal Grant Proposals
“Suicide is a serious public health problem that causes immeasurable pain, suffering, and loss to individuals, families, and communities nationwide” (Suicide Prevention, SAMHSA.gov). With nearly 40,000 people in the U.S. who die annually from suicide, it takes a collective effort of community members, professionals, families, and institutions to help prevent suicide.
Here are federal grant opportunities from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) that support this important work.
Continue reading 5 Grants to Support National Suicide Prevention & Awareness Month #FundingFriday
Which federal grants posted this fall have received the most views? These 5 grants alone generated over 19,000 views in the first 26 days of October.
Continue reading #FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants in October 2017
Nearly every week, 50 or more new grant opportunities are posted to Grants.gov by federal grant-making agencies. Each of these grants aims to support a specific government objective – such as protecting our parks, funding research and development, or strengthening underserved communities. This blog series spotlights federal grant-making agencies and the causes to which they are dedicated in service to the general public.
What does the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) do?
HHS is the government champion for “enhancing and protecting the health and well-being of all Americans… by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health, and social services.”
Continue reading Grant Agency Spotlight: Department of Health and Human Services
Federal grants fund a variety of public-serving missions, which includes many ways to support all children’s education, health, and development. Below are funding opportunities posted this week that support these causes.
Continue reading #FundingFriday – Grants that Care for Children
Which grants are people looking at the most? Here’s the list of the five most viewed funding opportunities on Grants.gov so far in the month of June (1st through 22nd).
Continue reading #FundingFriday: Top 5 Most Viewed Grants in June