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How to Write Grants
Feature article from the May 2004 issue of THE Journal. This article gives a step-by-step, team approach school districts can use to write grant applications.

View Samples of Successful Grant Proposals

Writing Your First Successful Grant Application

Surveys to collect data for tech. grant development
A set of seven surveys designed to assess the schools’ technology status and stakeholders’ perspectives on the use of technology in teaching learning from school faculty, students, parents, administrators, technology coordinators, and business and community members. Now available in Adobe PDF.

School Technology Funding Directory
eSchool News offers a "School Technology Funding Directory" for $99. It is advertised as a comprehensive reference that provides "hundreds of sources of funding for K-12 technology from federal, state, and
local government agencies, corporate foundations, private endowments, charitable organizations, and community foundations." This reference might be a helpful guide for grant seekers and those who may need a primer on how to prepare and organize a successful application.

eSchool News School Funding Center
Information on up-to-the-minute grant programs, funding sources, and technology funding.

Information on U.S. Department of Education Initiatives
Among a wealth of other information, the ED site provides comprehensive information on applying for grants and listings of current funding opportunities.

Chronicle of Philanthropy Internet Resources
These are websites siting multiple grant resources.

School Grants Newsletter
The letter has a special deadline section and grant tips section, followed by a section regarding descriptions of grant opportunities. To join, send a blank email to or go to their web site at

Basic Elements of Grant Writing
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting evaluates hundreds of proposals each year for a variety of funding purposes. This publication is an easy guide to the basic elements of grant writing and is offered to assist applicants to CPB and to other funding sources. It offers guideposts to help you through each stage of the process. These guideposts are transferable to a variety of grant applications. However, we encourage you to carefully read the guidelines written for each grant you select.

Grant Writing Resources