Grant Application Tools
Resources provide information on how to write successful grant applications and other aspects of the grant writing process.
The Grantsmanship Center
Provides training and low-cost publications to nonprofit organizations and government agencies seeking information on planning programs, locating funding sources, and writing grant proposals.
Grants.gov is the single access point for organizations to find and apply online for more than 900 competitive grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.
Acquiring Public Grants (PDF - 571 KB)
Dare Mighty Things, Inc.
Spells out the key concepts of effective Federal grant research and proposal writing practices including assessing readiness to apply for funding and planning, and writing a proposal. Sample grant writing materials are included.
Developing and Writing Grant Proposals
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Breaks down initial proposal development to reveal the basic components of a proposal, including information on a problem statement, project objectives, evaluation, long-term project planning, and budgeting.
Grant Writing Guide: Writing Successful Proposals (PDF - 6100 KB)
Louisiana Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (2004)
Provides small nonprofits in Louisiana with information on grant writing basics and the seven most commonly required distinct information areas in a funding proposal. The appendix lists other helpful resources and blank samples of useful forms.
National Grants Partnership
Engages government and nongovernment individuals in projects to streamline the grants process, fund grants more efficiently, and communicate new developments in applying, accounting, and reporting for grants.
National Grants Management Association
Connects professionals in the grants field to improve and unify the grants delivery process. The NGMA produces a monthly training series, a grants management journal, a directory of members, and more.
Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting
Free Management Library
Presents guides to help nonprofit leaders and managers write proposals as well as plan and implement fundraising efforts.
Offers grant-writing tips for nonprofit organizations and a number of sample documents, including cover letters, budgets, public and private proposals, and requests for proposals.
Successful Grant Writing: Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals
Gitlin & Lyons (2nd ed.) (2004)
Touches on all aspects of the grant process, including information on the typical contents of proposals, budgets, technical issues, and writing skills. Appendices include a glossary of acronyms, a list of websites, and sample forms.