Why Is It Used

Grant makers are interested in good investments. If your solution to the problem in which you are both interested works out well, then both you and the funder want your project to continue. Grant funds do not continue forever. Most are one to five years. There are grant funds that seemingly go on year after year, but they are entitlements like Social Security, Medicare, Title I education funds, food stamps and so forth. And even those can change. But those are not funds you can apply for—they are formula funds. A state entity receives them by formula for the number of people that fit a certain category of need. Funders do not want to make grants to projects that are overnight wonders. They want to invest their money in projects that will continue after their funding has terminated. If you want

1José Bergamin (1895-1983), Spanish writer. La Cabeza a Pájaros (Head in the Clouds), p. 65 (Madrid: Cruz y Raya, 1934).

to be awarded a grant, it is critical to make a good case for the project to continue after initial grant funding runs out.

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What you need to know about… Project Management Made Easy! Project management consists of more than just a large building project and can encompass small projects as well. No matter what the size of your project, you need to have some sort of project management. How you manage your project has everything to do with its outcome.

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