Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the best source for grant money?

  • What types of grants are available to schools?

  • What is a competitive grant?

  • What is a competitive subgrant?

  • What is a noncompetitive grant?

  • How much money can my school get from a grant?

  • What are indirect costs vs. direct costs?

  • We will not be able to get our application to your office by the deadline date. Can we turn it in late?

  • Is it possible to get your staff to help me with my application?

  • How do I calculate payroll benefits?

  • Where can I find information about current federal grants that are available?

  • What is private-school participation?

  • What is the difference between "supplies and materials" and "capital outlay?"

  • What if the funder has policies, rules, and regulations that are not consistent with my local school district's? Which policy should I follow?

  • What do funders look for in a proposal?

  • How long does it take to write a proposal and get a grant?

  • What should I do if my proposal gets turned down?

  • How many proposals should I send out?

  • How does my school get a grant?

  • How much time does it take to prepare a grant proposal?

  • What are the key components of the grant proposal?

  • Can I use a pre-written grant template?

  • Can I get grant support from organizations or publishers?

  • What does it take to win a grant?

  • What is the procedure required by the district in order to submit a request for funding to an outside funding agency?

  • Who must sign all grant applications before they can be sent to the funding agency?

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