Connecting the Solutions to the Budget Request Line Items
In This Chapter
Orienting yourself to the basic budget components
Understanding matching funds
Calculating your budget with ethics in mind
Showing expenses for multiple years
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).