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Proposal Writing

Questions? Contact:

Kate Flewelling
Kate Flewelling
Executive Director
NNLM MAR
flewkate@pitt.edu

Planning and Evaluation

Use this Guide as a tool for planning, evaluating and writing your grants and proposals. If you would like to learn more about grants and proposal writing, please contact us! We are more than happy to assist you in exploring the best methods in applying for funding.


Program Development

NNLM Evaluation Office (NEO):

Planning and Evaluating Health Information Outreach Projects: Step-by-step planning and evaluation methods for Community-Based Outreach

Community Toolbox
Practical Information for every step of project planning from identifying a need, to program development and initiation, to sustaining a program long-term

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Program Evaluation Toolkit:

Evaluation Steps: six connected steps to use as a starting point

Other Resources: including step-by-step manuals, logic models, and data collection methods


Writing Funding Proposals

Community Toolbox: Getting Grants and Financial Resources
Includes checklists, examples and tools to use in planning, applying for, and writing grant proposals

Proposal Budgeting Basics
A resource from the Foundation Center, this provides the basics of developing a project budget, including overhead costs, employee fringe benefits, and links to sample budget templates

Proposal Writing Short Course
A resource from the Foundation Center, describing how to prepare the various components of a funding proposal

NNLM MAR staff can provide online or in-person training on Grants and Proposal Writing to libraries and other organizations in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Delaware.