Join Karl Kapp for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a requirements matrix, part of Grant Writing for Education.
- You found an appropriate grant solicitation or RFP…that seems to be a match between…the needs of your organization,…and what the funding agency typically funds,…so now what do you do?…The next step is to read and reread…the solicitation carefully.…Often, grant solicitations are…long documents with many sections,…it's important to read and understand…what is being requested and outlined in each section.…Once you have a feel of the basic idea of the RFP…the next step is to create a requirements matrix.…
A requirements matrix is a table that lists…every requirement in the RFP or grant solicitation,…and the corresponding page…and paragraph number of the requirement.…Listing all the requirements helps ensure your grant…will be compliant with the requests of the funding agency,…and that you don't forget a key request from the RFP.…You may think locating all the requirements…for the funding agency would be straightforward,…but sometimes requests are embedded…within the language of the RFP,…and are not presented as straightforward as they may seem.…
- Finding a private or governmental funding agency
- Locating collaborators
- Understanding an RFP
- Dissecting the anatomy of a grant proposal: front matter to appendices
- Avoiding common grant-writing mistakes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Before You Start Writing
2. Understanding the Request for Proposal (RFP)/Solicitation
Parts of the RFP6m 22s
3. Anatomy of a Grant Proposal
4. Common Mistakes
Next steps1m 34s
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