Proposing the Grant

Proposing the Grant

Good news! The Executive Director was able to get the board to approve seeking a grant for the new program. You will now need to determine what your specific needs are for the tutorial program.

The development of the problem/need statement is critically important, as this is the first impression the potential funder will have of your program and to determine its suitability for funding. The problem/need statement should answer the following questions:

  • Why is it that at-risk youth in your community need tutoring?
  • How does this program relate to your organization’s mission, goals, and objectives?
  • What will happen if this program is not funded?
  • And what do you need the money for specifically?

Here is what you know so far about the program:

  • The program is specifically for high school students, grades 9–12.
  • There is currently no community-wide tutoring program for high school students.
  • The current drop-out rate has increased overall the last several years and currently sits at 30%.
  • Students will likely have other needs met by other organizations that may contribute to their success in school (ex: food security)
  • Ideally it will not only improve graduation rates but also the number of students that go on to pursue some kind of post-secondary opportunity.
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