questions for a proposal idea

Cover Letter: Written specifically to the appropriate contact person at the foundation.     1 page  
Abstract (also known as executive summary): Describes concisely the information that will follow.     250 words or fewer  
Introduction: Helps to establish your credibility as a grant applicant.     1 sentence to 2 paragraphs  
Statement of Need: Describes a problem and explains why you require a grant to address the issue.     1 page  
Objectives: Refine your idea and tell exactly what you expect to accomplish in response to the need.     1 page  
Methods: What you will do to accomplish your objectives within a stated time frame.     1 page  
Evaluation: Measures your results and effectiveness. This should correspond to your objectives.     1 page  
Future Funding: Details feasible plans to sustain your project. This applies only if the project will run indefinitely.     1 paragraph  
Budget: Itemized list of income and expenses that shows precisely how much money you will need and how you will spend it to accomplish your objectives.

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