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Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, teachers searched GetEdFunding for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) project funding, literacy programming, after-school computer programs, and technology and tools for science and mathematics. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of March. Continue Reading

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The 5 Most Common Types of Grants

nce you decide to search for funding options, it can be easy to get overwhelmed. Not only is there a breadth of information to decipher surrounding specific foundations and terminology, but there is also numerous types of funding to consider. Most grants fall into one of five categories. Keep reading to find out which grant category would be most beneficial for you. Continue Reading

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Grants—Money or Goods?

Most people associate grants with monetary awards. However, there are other grant opportunities that award services and goods, such as computers, books, musical instruments, or software. Once you decide on your grant project, ask yourself whether it might be a good option to search for funding opportunities that award a service or product you need as opposed to a cash award. You may have greater chances of finding funding success if you do not limit your applications to funders who only offer money. Continue Reading

Online Grant Application

Easy Steps to Submitting Online Applications

Online applications appear to be an easy option to submit a grant proposal. Online platforms make it easier for foundations to receive and review proposals, but they provide unique challenges for grant writers. Here are some tips to help you avoid the most common online application mistakes. Continue Reading

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

Most Popular Funding Opportunities Last Month

In the previous month, teachers searched GetEdFunding for academic achievement and life skills programs, STEM initiatives and competitions, literacy programming, as well as funding for students with special needs. Check out which grants GetEdFunding educators viewed the most in the month of February. Continue Reading

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How to Prepare for a Site Visit

Many funding organizations require site visits as part of their granting process—either before the grant is made or afterwards to inspect the progress of the project. It is crucial to be prepared for the visit, so that you know what to show your funder and how to ensure proper documentation. Continue Reading

10 Questions You Need to Ask Before Writing a Grant Application

If you think you are ready to write your grant application, take a step back and ask yourself these 10 questions. If you can easily answer all of them, you are ready to dive into your proposal. Continue Reading

What Should You Ask Program Officers About Proposals

The world of grant writing takes a front seat for many of us in the spring and fall when a myriad of applications are available and due. This is a prime time to explore questions to ask when reaching out to program officers. Continue Reading

Great Contests to Look Forward to this Year

Each year, there are a number of national contests and competitions for schools, classes, and teams of students and teachers. We have compiled a list of contests to look out for in 2019. Continue Reading


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