Writing your grant

  • Do you need help writing your first grant, or just need a little inspiration? The following links will take you to resources that may help.

    Grant writing tips

    Are you just getting started writing? These resources help with the basics.


    Writing examples

    Take a look at some sample grant proposals to see what a competitive application looks like. 

    • This simple proposal is written to request funding for Read To Succeed program, and is a very clear and simple proposal. 
    • The DCPS Grants Office has standard templates available for ESOL and ESE grants, along with templates for other topics. Are you a DCPS employee? Contact  the  Grants Office for more information.



    Sometimes you have a lot of flexibility in your proposal. Use good design strategies to make your proposal stand out.

    • A handy guide is the page from Creative Market called Diagrams that Make Graphic Design Much EasierThis page has simple descriptions of design elements that can make your proposal more aesthetically pleasing (easier to read!).