Government grants, also known as federal grants, are financial aids offered by the government to fulfill the business, educational, housing, medical and personal needs of eligible applicants.
Every year, more than $80 million is given out to individuals, colleges, and businesses in the form of free government grants. This is one of the government’s tools for funding ideas and projects to provide public services, stimulate the economy, and benefit the general public.
Applying for a government grant can be highly competitive, with grant seekers from across the nation vying with each other to apply for a government grant and obtain it successfully.
Candidates need to be fully prepared and research and gather information before applying for a grant. This process covers the areas that need to be researched, questions that are likely to be asked and information that should be gathered for the application.
"Use a checklist to make sure your application is complete - make sure that you have included everything that is required" - ARC
This applying for a government grant checklist should be used in conjunction with your grant application. It's a task list that you should run through during your application to make sure you a) think, deeply, about each section you are completing, and b) you have checked each section before you submit.
"Missing or incomplete items often result in outright rejection or at least a lower score, limiting your chance for funding" - ARC
You may want to consider adding your own tasks to this checklist. You can add your own tasks, that are in-line with what the application is asking for, by reading these instructions.
Create a check list template and run individual checklists for each member of your team. You can check tasks off as you work through them, set deadlines, add approvals, assign tasks, and track each team member's progress.