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The Grants Office

The Grant Process

Developing a competitive application for any grant requires preparation and planning. Grants can help support existing college programs or create new ones. Even a modest grant award will be based upon how closely the proposed project matches the interests and guidelines of the funding source. The Grants Office recommends that you decide up front what specific activities you want to support, estimate how much they will cost, and compare those details with the stated purpose, eligibility requirements, funding cycles, and maximum funding limits of grantor agencies.

The following resources are provided to help you decide:

This process is intended to support development of new grant projects. Project managers for existing grants eligible for renewal are encouraged to contact the Grants Office well in advance of the submission deadline to begin preparing your application.


The Initial Grant Proposal form available above is in PDF format. The freely available Adobe® Acrobat® Reader is required. To download a free copy click here.

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