Below are resources available to assist in the preparation and submission of a grant for lead-related issues.
Step 1: Preparation
- Start by identifying a problem your organization wants to address
- Identify individuals or groups to support the proposal
Step 2: Identification of Funding Resource
- When you are looking at these funding resources, please consider the following:
- Eligibility of Grant - Eligible Applicants
- The amount of time needed to write the proposal
- If the organization has the financial and personnel resources needed to fulfill proposal's objectives
- Search through the list of sources of funding. Consider both government agencies and private organizations when searching.
Step 3: Writing the Grant Proposal
- Developing and Writing Grant Proposals (Exit DHS - The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance)
- Proposal Writing Short Course (Exit DHS - The Foundation Center)
- EPA Grant Writing Tutorial (Exit DHS - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)
Data and Maps to demonstrate the need for funding.
Intersections of Health and Housing (Exit DHS - Center for Housing Policy) An excellent and much-needed tool for grant writing, this website contains a new set of resources on available research evidence that demonstrates the many ways that housing may affect health and educational outcomes.
Step 4: Review, Review, Review
Seek out a neutral third party to review the proposal for continuity, clarity, and reasoning.
Step 5: Signature
Remember to obtain the signature from the appropriate administrator before mailing the application. The signature must be the individual who has authority to enter into agreements for your organization.