This fun infographic provided by SmartEGrants is a great printable reminder of the steps of the grant-writing process. I like to use it as a checklist to ensure that all the grant-writing steps are completed before submission. I especially like that post-submission tips are also included in the infographic.
Teach.com provides a great list of 20 funding sources for classroom teachers in this article. The grants are arranged by category (professional development; classroom enrichment; STEM grants; and Humanities grants), making it easy to locate the right funding source for your project. Additionally, submission deadlines, award amounts, and a brief description of the grant focus are included.
This list of grant sources is another "must bookmark"! TeachersCount provides descriptions (including deadlines, maximum award amounts, and general requirements) of numerous grants available to classroom teachers. The grants are organized by area (general, technology, art, etc.) which makes it easier to locate an appropriate funding source for your needs.
Oh My Goodness! Edutopia has truly provided the extensive list of funding sources for educators! Divided into grants; contests and awards; and classroom resources, this list is go-to resource for determining funding sources. Each funding source includes a brief description of the grant submission deadline, general award amounts, and general details about the funding requirements.
The anecdotal accounts, practical tips and plethora of additional resources are only some of the reasons why I love this Education World article. The suggestions for writing successful grants are straight-forward and general enough to not overwhelm the beginning grant writer, but detailed enough to serve as a grant-writing guideline. This is definitely one resource to bookmark and refer to often.
Knowing how to apply for a grant is just as important as knowing what grants to apply for. This article by Melinda Bossenmeyer on the Peaceful Playgrounds site is an excellent general guide to classroom grant writing. Bossenmeyer comments on everything from planning the grant, to what to include in grant submission, to creating the grant budget. The additional resources and included infographic make this article on of my favorites!
This brief video by GrantsGuys describes three great resources for securing classroom funding. The description of each funding source includes an overview of what type of funding is provided as well as what resources the grant(s) will cover. This is a great starting reference for the teacher looking for funding assistance for class projects, materials, and other resources.
This article does an amazing job of combining grant-writing tips with a list of funding sources - a formula for success! The suggestions included are straightforward, practical, and insightful and make grant-writing a much less daunting task. The list of funding sources makes it possible to find funding for just about anything!