Grant Writing Services

Our Community Development Specialist assists non-member and member communities & community organizations with grant research, applications, project administration, and project reporting.

This is how our RADC Grant Writer can serve you

  • Research Funding Opportunities
    • Private Foundation Grants
    • Corporate Foundation Grants
    • Government Grants & Deferred Loans
  • Advise Clients on Sources
    • Suggest sources most likely for success
    • Procure necessary forms
  • Collect Necessary Data for Grant
    • Work with clients to determine data needs
    • Develop rationale & need for grant
    • Gather support data for rationale
  • Assist with Developing a Funding Package
    • Research options for matching funds
  • Write and Submit Grant Application
    • Complete required forms
    • Develop required proposal
    • Collect support material for application
  • Follow-Up Reports
    • Many funding sources request reports on project progress and financial status
  • Grant & Other Project Administration
  • Commonly asked questions:
    • How do I Obtain a DUNS Number The Federal government requires that all applicants for Federal grants and cooperative agreements with the exception of individuals other than sole proprietors, have a DUNS number. (See policy at: http://www.omb.gov/grants/grants_docs). The Federal government will use the DUNS number to better identify related organizations that are receiving funding under grants and cooperative agreements, and to provide consistent name and address data for electronic grant applications.http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/grants/duns_num_guide.pdf
    • Is a Grant Right for Your Agency? http://www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Topics/grant_checklist.pdf

Examples of Grants Written

  • Minnesota Department of Ag -- Farm to School Program
  • FEMA Assistance to Firefighters grant
  • Small Cities Development Program
  • USDA Rural Development
  • SW MN Arts & Humanities Council
  • Bremer Foundation
  • Blandin Foundation
  • Minnesota Historical Society
  • Minnesota Public Safety Office of Justice
  • Monsanto Foundation
  • Minnesota Legacy Grants
  • CERTS (Clean Energy Resource Teams) grants
  • Bonding bill requests
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