Grant Writing

Communities and not-for-profit organizations often need assistance to develop a competitive grant application, identify sources of funding, and articulate a realistic plan of work.  In addition to general technical assistance to applicants for Appalachian Regional Commission and Economic Development Administration grants, STC is able to provide staff assistance and customized grant writing services on a contractual basis. The contract can be written to have STC working closely with the municipality to co-write the grant or STC can be paid to write the grant in full.   

Services include:

  •    Locating Grant Sources
  •    Focusing Your Project Idea
  •    Telling the Story Project Narrative
  •    Outlining a Plan of Work and Timeline
  •    Writing Measurable Goals and Objectives
  •    Identifying Sources for a Match
  •    Developing a Realistic Budget
  •    Facilitating Community Support and Networking
  •    Assistance with the updated NYS Consolidated Funding(CFA) Application



Helpful Links:

Foundation Center - Information on private philanthropy, locating prospective funders, tips for proposal writing, news and research.

Grants.Gov - Primary source of information for funding and applying for federal government grants.  Resources include search tools, application forms and packages, tutorials, news and e-mail alerts, application tracking.

New York State - A comprehensive website with a variety of resources and contact information for New York State agencies, initiatives, and funding programs.

Preparing a Grant Proposal - A helpful guide prepared by the Appalachian Regional Commission which outlines the five steps in the proposal writing process and gives examples of successful proposals and best practices.

NYS Consolidated Funding Application - New York State has developed a single application for those seeking economic development funding that allows applicants to apply for a number of grants without completing separate applications for each funding source.  

A comprehensive list of funding sources can be found on our Funding Opportunities page.


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