A colleague who serves as a grant proposal reviewer recently asked me if I knew of any resources that reviewers could use to help them provide comments to applicants.
As daunting a job as it may seem, furnishing a new school is not as difficult, nor is it as complicated or costly as it may appear on the surface.
Generally, all that is needed is knowledge of your school’s instructional focus, a good base list of resources, a good established supplier base, an efficient ordering and receiving process, sufficient budget, some lead time and a completed building. It really is that simple.
Have you ever wondered how much it costs for a school district to process an order from a school? My guess is no. Why would you? You have more important things to worry about such as preparing lessons, discipline issues, report cards and so on.
The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 has provided unprecedented levels of federal funding for education, and it has prompted most grant writers across the country (from all disciplines, not just education) to prepare themselves for a deluge of funding announcements - many of which will require quick turnaround times for proposals.