Grant writing is an important component of funding RT services. Some grants are very involved and some grants are simple to obtain. Below you will find some learning tools regarding grant writing, resources for finding grants, and some recent funding opportunities posted by Grants.gov. Good luck and share your successes with us in the future.
The Basics of Grantsmanship
Grantsmanship is the art of writing and receiving grants, which may provide money or other tangible items
Grants typically come from corporations, foundations, or government entities
Grants come in all amounts, forms, and duration
Grants typically fund: demonstration projects (new or enhanced programs), education and training, and research
Grants may fund equipment, operating costs, facilities, capital improvement
Some grants funders put forth a Call for Proposal (CFP) or Request for Proposal (RFP) whereas others, particularly some foundations and corporations, wait for you to initiate the request for monies
Some grant funders have deadline dates while others take requests as submitted
Helpful Grant Writing Resources
How to Write a Grant Proposal: Step by Step – A 30 minute video that walks you through the grant writing process.
8 Reasons You’ll Get the Grant – A short video that gives you 8 important tips for a good proposal.
How to Get a Grant? What’s Most Important? – A good video for understanding the most important aspect of your proposal--the problem statement
If you're interested in applying to the federal government for funding, view: Understanding Federal Grant Application Guidelines
Intro to Finding Funders – A free webinar (replay) with handouts that introduces you to using the Foundation Center’s Foundation Directory Online – A useful resource for finding non-government funding. View the webinar here.
ATRA webinar - 2009 – A32014 Session D3a: Grant Proposal Planning for Exercise, Health and Wellness Activities in Recreation Therapy Programs - 2014 Session D3b: Finding Funders and Writing Grant Proposals for Recreation Therapy Programs
Searching for Grants
NIDILRR is posting its FY 2018 grants forecast in the Grants.gov database at http://www.grants.gov. To identify NIDILRR opportunities, use the search terms NIDILRR or 93.433
•Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: