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Well, it looks like you made it. You have reached the end of your journey. I hope you were able to take the information as presented in this course and apply it toward completing your proposal. It is important to read and apply everything you have learned if you want to be successful in getting the grant you are seeking.

After you have completed your budget, it is important that you review the entire proposal once more to ensure all words are spelled correctly, that the document is formatted correctly and is in accordance with the instructions given in the RFP.

The RFP should give you an idea of the decision-making process, including when the grant-making agency expects to notify applicants whether or not their proposal has been accepted. Keep in mind that this is just an estimate; the actual time can vary. In many cases, applicants will receive notification of the agency’s decision via U.S. mail. If your proposal is not accepted, some but not all – agencies will provide you with a summary that includes your score for each proposal criterion, along with comments. This information can be invaluable in helping you craft a better proposal, should you decide to re-apply in a future grant cycle. Additionally, some but not all grants have a process through which you can appeal the decision if your proposal is not successful. You can find all information of this nature in the RFP.

Good luck with your proposal. Remember to examine the samples in the appendix and use them as a guide, not only when doing the exercises, but also when completing your proposal.

 

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