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Grant Writing-ABCs

Updated: Mar 14, 2022

According to Wikipedia, "Grant writing is the practice of completing an application process for a financial grant provided by an institution such as a government department, corporation, foundation, or trust. Such application processes are often referred to as either a grant proposal or a grant submission. Successful grant writing requires a clear understanding of grantsmanship. While the principles and fundamentals of grantsmanship apply broadly, it is important to know the target and tweak your business or marketing accordingly. Understanding the creation process of a grant proposal is a big part of the success of grant writing.

CPR, LLC is equipped to assist you with grant applications. CPR services incorporate grant searching, writing, editing, uploading, or all four services as an option. Current grant service fee rates are a minimum of $1,500.00 per grant compared to CPR fee of $750.00 per grant from searching to uploading the final application. Many entrepreneurs stay away from grants for two reasons:

a) their writing style may not be up to par or

b) grants are specific and requires a lot of supporting documentation

Grant writing skill set can be acquired and improved over time. While every grant has variations, the majority of grants require the minimum. The below summarizes what every small business should have prior to applying for a grant.

  1. incorporated business

  2. A solid business plan-Consultant Proficiency Resources is available to review your business plan and improve upon it.

  3. Mission, vision, and value statement. This should be incorporated into your business plan.

  4. impact statement on how you are improving your community locally, statewide, nationally, and/or globally

  5. published website

  6. Target audience or core business customers. For example, if you are applying for a community grant but your business plan states you target billionaires.

  7. Always review the application prior to submission. As the client, you know your business best.

  8. Prioritize and monitor the deadline set by the grantor or your consultant. Time is everything.

CPR LLC recommends you

1. advise us of your need. Be specific whether it is for a product or service. Then the search commences for grant prospect research. This step is time-consuming

2. research and discuss with the client as well as clarify any inconsistencies between the business plan and what was completed

3. write and submit

4. follow up

CPR appreciates your confidence and trust in our expertise. When YOU succeed, we succeed.

Kind regards


Managing Partner

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