Your first step into the grant application process is to fill out and file a complete grant checklist at least TWO weeks in advance of your application deadline. Unless you submit a complete check list two weeks in advance of the application deadline, there will not be enough time to thoroughly process your application in a timely fashion. Applications that are received by the Grant Writing Service promptly receive their funds. If a grant is funded, the agency establishes the terms of the grant and the amount available, which are budgeted for the upcoming year. This amount is then distributed to all applicants, in order of request, as well as providing them with instructions on how to submit the completed application and documents to increase their chances of success.
The grant checklist must be completed and submitted before the first day of the submission season. Grants are only accepted for those areas that fall within the scope of the actual grant programs. So, if you are a deaf/hard of hearing individual seeking financial assistance for a music class, you would not qualify for a federal grant for music lessons, just as you would not qualify for a grant for clean air research. Even if you meet the requirements for several grants and choose to submit multiple grant checklists, each grant checklist must be submitted in its entirety before the due date. Otherwise, you will be ineligible for those funds.
The grant checklists must include detailed descriptions of the project, listing each required item. It should also contain an estimate of the budget, as well as a description of what types of documents need to be attached with the completed application. The grant checklist must also include a statement of purpose, a mission statement, and three to four sentences that discuss the organization’s past accomplishments and how the grant money will be used to further the organization’s goals.
A number of different grant checklist templates are available online, including quick step-by-step guides, which walk applicants through the process from start to finish. There are also detailed, customized grant checklists, created by professional grant writers, which take applicants through every step of writing and completing their grants. The best part about using these templates is that they save time and can even trim some grant applications down to a matter of minutes. Also, most templates are fully customizable, allowing you to tailor them to your specific needs.
Grant checklists can help prepare a grant proposal. Many grant programs require that the proposal be submitted in conjunction with the application, but many do not. If a program allows the writer to submit the grant proposal without going through the internal approval process, it is often preferable to use one of the quick step-by-step guides that include complete instructions for preparing the checklist. However, some programs may require the writer to attach the internal approval draft as a supplemental document.
The checklist can also be used in combination with other tools such as the grant proposal. For example, if an individual knows that his or her proposal will be reviewed by someone at a senior level in a department, it may be a good idea to create a supplemental outline of all the steps that should be taken to prepare the grant application and present it to the internal approval committee. Otherwise, by going through the internal approval process first, it may be possible to avoid having to submit the final application to the appropriate agency. Using the checklist can help writers avoid missing any steps necessary to ensure the best possible chance of success.