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Get Money for Your Classroom
Easy Grant Writing Ideas That Work

ISBN 9781138104365
Published November 15, 2017 by Routledge
104 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description


Do you have a great teaching idea but no way to pay for it? No problem! A successful grant proposal can be the answer. Get Money for Your Classroom guides you through each step of the grant-writing process, answering common questions and providing examples from real, successful grant proposals. The first half of the book breaks down the "nuts and bolts" of a grant application; the second half introduces the author’s MONEY TALKS acronym to illustrate ten important tips for writing a successful grant application:

M: Make Time                               T: Tell a Story                    

O: Obey the Application Rules       A: Ask for Action Items

N: Never Start New                       L: Learn What’s Funded

E: Everybody Involved                   K: Keep Trying

Y: Youth Input                               S: Show Sustainability

Each chapter is full of examples—what to do and what to avoid—from the author’s own grant applications. The book’s appendix includes a list of national and regional grant programs appropriate for teachers. These helpful resources and the author’s practical advice will give you the confidence and motivation to start applying on your own!

Table of Contents


About the Author


Chapter 1 – Introduction: Why write grant proposals?

Chapter 2 – Parts of a grant application: Summary and title

Chapter 3 – Parts of a grant application: Organizational information

Chapter 4 – Parts of a grant application: Statement of need

Chapter 5 – Parts of a grant application: Objectives

Chapter 6 – Parts of a grant application: Project activities

Chapter 7 – Parts of a grant application: Evaluation plan

Chapter 8 – Parts of a grant application: Budget and supplemental material

Chapter 9 – Proposal writing tips: MONEY

Chapter 10 – Proposal writing tips: TALKS

Chapter 11 – Success! Now what?

Chapter 12 – Review

Chapter 13 - Afterword


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Barbara Gottschalk is an English language acquisition teacher for Warren Consolidated Schools, a public school district in the northern suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. In addition to writing many successful grant proposals at the local, state, and national level, she has served as a grant reviewer for the U.S. Department of Education.


"Reading this book made me want to get started writing a grant right away! It will motivate you, too. Barbara Gottschalk clearly lays out the steps for how to write a successful grant in this helpful book. No excuses now!" - Kathleen Andrews, High School Counselor, Freedom High School, Morganton, NC