Getting the funds you need
Here are a few tips help you get a piece of the action:
- Proposals that provide benefits to multiple users will stand out. Do you work with a coalition of agencies? Showcase that fact.
- Do show that the grant will resolve a serious threat to public safety -- one the community can't afford to address itself.
- Do provide additional information you think the folks running the grant programs need to know.
- Read the criteria for the grant program and make sure that your proposal matches it, rather than trying to make the program fit your proposal.
- Make sure you read all the forms and are applying to the right program. Do your homework in order to provide all the information the granting agency asks for, which means you have to research and compile it first.
- Document why the money you are requesting will help the grant program achieve its goals. This requires specific proof, including endorsements from other first responders in your community.
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