Grant Development Process

1. Brainstorming and Planning

  • Identify the kind of project you want to create.
  • Contact the Executive Director of Grant Development & Compliance to discuss your project and identify funders.
  • Once a funder is identified, a Resource Development Officer will reach out to help you develop your project.

2. Project Development

  • You will work closely with your Resource Development Officer until the project and budget are complete.
  • Depending on the complexity of the proposal, planning meetings can occur over a period of days, weeks, or even up to a year.

3. Submitting the Grant Proposal

  • Your Resource Development Officer will submit the completed proposal and budget for a series of internal approvals including Record to Report (R2R) staff; the provost’s office, and the chancellor’s office for final review and approval.
  • Once all approvals are secured, your grant will be submitted to the funding agency.

4. Grant Award and Management

  • Awards can take several weeks or months. Often, the application will specify award dates.
  • Once an award has been announced, the Grant Compliance Officer will set up a grant kickoff meeting to discuss reporting due dates, project deliverables, hiring staff and/or evaluators, and any other grant-related tasks.
  • Before any grant funds can be spent, you will be directed to Record to Report (R2R) staff for guidance with implementing your project budget.

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