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Grant Alert: Race to the Top

Thu, Aug 30, 2012 @ 15:08 PM / by Katie Adams

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Race to the Top is a U.S. Department of Education grant designed to support bold, locally directed improvements in learning and teaching that will directly improve student achievement and educator effectiveness.  Eligible applicants must be a local education agency (LEA) located within the United States (or a consortium of LEAs from within the U.S.) that serves at least 2,000 students, wherin at least 40% of the student population is determined to be from a low-income familiy, based on free and reduce lunch eligibility. The U.S. Department of Education anticipates that it will make 15-25 awards in this round of funding and has earmarked $400 million for the competiton. Anticipated award amounts vary based on the number of students within the applicant LEA. 

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We're Hiring! Grants and Programs Coordinator Needed

Mon, Aug 6, 2012 @ 08:08 AM / by Katie Adams

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TheGrantHelpers.com is looking for a Grants and Programs Coordinator. Primary duties include working with clients to identify and apply for relevant grant opportunities, researching grant programs, and managing client relationships throughout the sales process. Position also includes online marketing tasks, including developing content for the website and company blog and SEO, as well as some general administrative tasks (book keeping, schedule maintenance, etc). 

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Grant Writing Basics: Letter of Inquiry

Mon, Jul 23, 2012 @ 09:07 AM / by Katie Adams posted in best practices in grant writing, How to Grant Write

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 Tips on writing a letter of inquiry for a grant

Prior to submitting a full grant application, some grant making foundations request that interested applicants send in a letter of inquiry. A standard letter of inquiry should introduce the applicant nonprofit organization to the grant maker and provide a brief summary of the activity a potential grant could fund.  Based on the information provided in the letter of inquiry, the grant maker will determine whether or not the applicant should submit a full grant proposal.

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