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Grant Writing For Dummies, 5th Edition by Beverly A. Browning

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Chapter 17

Connecting the Solutions to the Budget Request Line Items

In This Chapter

arrow Orienting yourself to the basic budget components

arrow Understanding matching funds

arrow Calculating your budget with ethics in mind

arrow Showing expenses for multiple years

arrow Opting to use a fiscal sponsor

Many grant applicants create the budget section first, but it’s actually one of the last sections you should tackle. After all, you can’t develop an accurate budget for your grant request until you know all the costs involved in the funded project’s implementation. Where do these cost clues come from? The program design narrative (which I fill you in on in Chapter 15).

remember.eps Your budget is connected directly to your project’s measurable objectives and implementation activities. And in order to achieve the measurable objectives, a series of implementation activities or process objectives must occur. The line items in ...

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