Waiting for the Response to a Grant Proposal

Good Morning from GrantLessons, we have 3 new followers.  A couple of weeks ago we finished up our proposal. We have been waiting for a response. The fastest response I ever got from a grant proposal that I submitted was one month and that is because the grantor asked the chapter to submit the proposal with the intent of funding our program. Most grants that our chapter has completed take anywhere from 2 to 6 months to get a response. It would be easy to forget what grants we have written if we do not keep track of the ones submitted and the decision we received.

We complete a Chronological Grant Binder Worksheet that provides basic information about the grant proposal made. We keep letters received by the grantor in this binder. It is a simpler method where the chairman can check on the status of a grant without having to go into the hard files to find. See Examples/Submission/Chronological Grant Binder Worksheet. A downloadable file is included under the Resources Tab, see Resources/Downloadable Files/Submission/Chronological Grant Binder Worksheet.

We use a process for tracking the status of our grant activity on an Excel spreadsheet. See/Examples/Submission/Monthly Grant Standings Worksheet. A  downloadable file is included under the Resources Tab, see Resources/Downloadable Files/Submission/Monthly Grant Standing Worksheet.

Our chapter’s work on getting our GuideStar profile is almost complete, more on that next week.

We heard of another chapter who has received a check for $335.30 from the Chase Community Bank Challenge.

Leaves have fallen, weather has gotten colder, and I am starting to think about Christmas, but wait Turkey Day is next week. So its first things first 😉

Catch me when you can and I will catch up with you soon. Sandie

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