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Title: Grant Resources: Tips on finding the information you need to identify funding sources and write gran


1
Grant ResourcesTips on finding the information
you need to identify funding sources and write
grant proposals
  • Kevin Jacobson
  • WI Office of Rural Health
  • Grant Writing and Resources Workshop
  • June and July 2008

2
This afternoon we will talk about
  • Finding a suitable funding source
  • Finding guidance on proposal writing
  • Finding data sources

3
There are grant opportunities out there
  • In 2007, 1,251 Wisconsin foundations awarded
    478,950,513 in grants.
  • (Marquette Universitys Funding Information
    Center)
  • So how do you find them?

4
Federal Government Grants
  • Federal Register gpoaccess.gov/fr/Index.html
    Search or sign up to receive daily emails of
    grant opportunities
  • Grants.gov grants.gov/ A central storehouse for
    information on over 1,000 federal grant programs

5
Federal Grants cont.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
    12.46.245.173/cfda/cfda.html A database of all
    Federal programs currently available
  • USA.gov usa.gov/Business/Nonprofit.shtml Links
    to federal grant and contract programs
  • HRSA Office of Rural Health Policy
    ruralhealth.hrsa.gov/

6
US Department of Agriculture
  • Community Facilities Program rurdev.usda.gov/rhs/
    cf/cp.htm Assistance to develop essential
    facilities in rural areas
  • Community Development Resources
    ric.nal.usda.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center
    5tax_level2tax_subject211topic_id1157
    Links to funding opportunities
  • Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
    usda.gov/rus/telecom/dlt/dlt.htm

7
Wisconsin Grant Sources
  • ORH Rural Community Grants worh.org/RCgrants
    Proposals due Aug. 7
  • Small Hospital Improvement Program (SHIP) Contact
    John Eich, ORH, for more information
    608-261-1890, eich_at_wisc.edu, worh.org/ship
  • WI Partnership Fund wphf.med.wisc.edu/
  • Multi-year development and implementation grants

8
Local and Regional Sources
  • Local big box stores (Target, Lowes, Menards)
  • Wal-Mart's State Giving Program
    walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/8169.aspx
    Contact the Community Involvement Coordinator at
    your local Wal-Mart or Sams Club
  • Community Foundations
  • Donors Forum of WI wisconsingives.org/
  • Council of Foundations cof.org/locator/SearchResu
    lts.cfm?stateWI

9
Corporate Foundations
  • Many corporate foundations have a policy of
    awarding grants to communities where they have a
    facility
  • Alcoa Foundation (Appleton, Beloit, Little Chute,
    Weyauwega)
  • Weyerhaeuser Foundation (Dorchester, Green Bay,
    Manitowoc, Onalaska)
  • Harley-Davidson Foundation (East Troy, Tomahawk)

10
Local Private Foundations
  • Think local
  • Smaller foundations may be more willing to
    support a project in their region or community
    than a large, national foundation
  • Look to your board or the foundations board

11
Local Foundations cont.
  • Foundations in Wisconsin wifoundations.org/
    Marquette Universitys Funding Information Center
  • The Seippel Foundation, Beaver Dam
  • The Hunter Foundation, Antigo
  • The Alexander Charitable Foundation, Port Edwards
  • The Bigley Foundation, Hillsboro

12
EMS Grants
  • WI Homeland Security Grant Program
    oja.state.wi.us/section_detail.asp?linkcatid1315
    linkid708locid97 Grants, surplus equipment
  • FEMAs Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
    firegrantsupport.com/ Three grant programs
  • EMS Grant Central Station grantcentralstation.inf
    o/ Grants, proposal writing and other resources

13
EMS Grants cont.
  • Grants, training and other resources
  • Rural EMS and Trauma Technical Assistance
    Center's (REMSTTAC) http//www.remsttac.org/resour
    ces/funding.html
  • US Fire Administration www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservi
    ce/
  • EMSGrantsHelp.com emsgrantshelp.com/?gclidCIGNt6
    q3vZMCFQ7WsgodBlHfDQ Grants 101

14
Subscription Services
  • Searchable databases and other resources
  • Foundation Directory on line fconline.fdncenter.o
    rg/
  • GrantSelect grantselect.com/HC
  • The Foundation Center foundationcenter.org/

15
Additional Grant Sources
  • Rural Assistance Center raconline.org/states/wisc
    onsin.php Rural WI funding and information
    sources
  • Rural Health Resource Center ruralcenter.org/?id
    res_funding Funding and grant writing
    information

16
Office of Rural Health
  • ORHs Reporter worh.org/reporter Funding
    sources, calendar of events, rural health news
  • Rural Communities Initiatives Update
    worh.org/rci-blog Information on funding,
    conferences, reports, data sources and local
    foundations

17
Researching Funding Organizations
  • The Foundation Centers Foundation Finder
    foundationcenter.org/findfunders/foundfinder/
    Locate foundations by city or zip code
  • Michigan State University Librarys Grants for
    Nonprofits Health lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/2h
    ealth.htm Dozens of links to private
    foundations and public grant sources
  • The Foundation Centers Cooperating Collections
    locations (Eau Claire, Madison, Milwaukee and
    Stevens Pt.) foundationcenter.org/collections/ccw
    i.html Access to Foundation Directory

18
The IRS 990-PF Form
  • The private foundation federal tax return
  • Contains Phone numbers, trustees, officers and
    board members and granteesPart XV
  • The 990 Finder foundationcenter.org/findfunders/9
    90finder/
  • The Foundation Centers free tutorial,
    De-Mystifying the 990-PF foundationcenter.org/g
    etstarted/tutorials/demystify/index.html

19
Proposal Writing Resources
  • Now that youve identified a funder
  • ? ? ?

20
UW Grant Writing Resources
  • UW Professional Development onsite and online
    classes
  • Locating grants and proposal writing
  • Community fundraising and teambuilding
  • Information and registration dcs.wisc.edu/pda/non
    profit/
  • UW Library Grants Information Collection
  • Grant seeking and writing workshops
    grants.library.wisc.edu/seminars.htmlinfo
  • Proposal writing resources grants.library.wisc.ed
    u/organizations/proposalwebsites.html Links to
    over 20 sites
  • Resources for Nonprofit Organizations
    grants.library.wisc.edu/organizations/nonprofits.h
    tml Additional resources, including fund raising
    and management

21
Additional Proposal Preparation Resources
  • DHHS Toolkit for Faith-Based and Community
    Organizations acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ccf/resources
    /toolkit.html Grant acquisition and management
    and outcome measurement
  • The Rural Assistance Centers Grant Writing Guide
    www.raconline.org/info_guides/funding/grantwriting
    .php FAQs, tools, training events

22
Proposal Resources cont.
  • Non-Profit Guides npguides.org/index.html
    Proposal writing guidance and sample RFPs and
    proposals
  • Minnesota Council on Foundations Writing a
    Successful Grant Proposal mcf.org/mcf/grant/writ
    ing.htmfuture

23
Proposal Resources cont.
  • Michigan State Universitys Nonprofit Fundraising
    Web Resources lib.msu.edu/harris23/grants/4fcelec
    .htm 100s of tips and guidelines
  • Charity Channel charitychannel.com/ Grants and
    dozens of articles on proposal writing

24
Foundation Center Resources
  • The Center operates research, education, and
    training programs and maintains a large library
    of web resources
  • Proposal Writing Short Course foundationcenter.or
    g/getstarted/tutorials/shortcourse/index.html
  • Proposal Budgeting Basics foundationcenter.org/ge
    tstarted/tutorials/prop_budgt/index.html
  • Guide to Funding Research foundationcenter.org/ge
    tstarted/tutorials/gfr/index.html

25
Additional Proposal Resources
  • EMS Resource.net emsresource.net/articles/granthe
    lp.shtml EMS proposal tips
  • FEMAs Writing a Good Narrative
    firerescue1.com/data/pdfs/FEMA-goodnrrative.pdf

26
And Even More Proposal Resources
  • Grantproposal.com grantproposal.com/
    Comprehensive site providing free resources for
    grantwriters
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
    12.46.245.173/pls/portal30/CATALOG.GRANT_PROPOSAL_
    DYN.show Focuses on federal grants

27
Examples of Successful Proposals
  • The Idea Bank theideabank.com/onlinecourse/sample
    grant.html Fire and EMS proposals, several from
    WI
  • ORH Community Grants worh.org/RCgrants
    Proposals from 2006 and 2007

28
Supporting Your Proposal and Making Your Case
  • Document the need or problem in your area
  • Consider multiple levels of data to illustrate
    the problem
  • Provide a national or state statistic
  • Provide a local (community, county, region)
    statistic
  • Use internal data to show how many people your
    organization sees now or how many will be helped
    by your proposed initiative

29
Federal Census
  • Demographic information, including age, poverty,
    income, education
  • Census Bureau Factfinder factfinder.census.gov/hom
    e/saff/main.html?_langen
  • Census Bureau County Quick Facts for WI
    quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/maps/wisconsin_map.html

30
Federal Data
  • USA.gov
  • usa.gov/ Government data by topic
  • usa.gov/Government/State_Local/Statistics.shtml
    State and local level information
  • Library of Congress Thomas thomas.loc.gov/cp110/
    cp110query.html Database of Congressional
    Committee reports may contain current
    information or provide useful quotes
  • FedStats fedstats.gov/ Statistics from more
    than 100 agencies

31
Wisconsin Data
  • The WI Office of Justice Assistance
    oja.state.wi.us/index.asp?locid97 Statistics on
    violent crime by county
  • Burden of Diabetes Report dhfs.wisconsin.gov/heal
    th/diabetes/PDFs/Burden08.pdf County level
    information
  • DHFS Public Health Profiles dhfs.wisconsin.gov/lo
    caldata/pubhlthprofiles.htm County health and
    demographic information, including low birth
    weight and mortality rates by cause

32
DHFS Public Health Profiles
33
WI Data cont.
  • DHFS Health Statistics A-Z dhfs.wisconsin.gov/stat
    s/healthstatisticsA-Z.htm
  • DHFS Demographics of Aging in Wisconsin Data
    dhfs.wisconsin.gov/aging/demographics/
  • DHFS WI Interactive Statistics on Health (WISH)
    http//www.dhfs.state.wi.us/wish/
  • DOA Population Household Projections 2000-2030
    http//www.doa.state.wi.us/subcategory.asp?links
    ubcatid105linkcatid11linkid64locid9

34
UW Population Health Institute
  • Annual County Health Rankings summarize and rank
    current health of WI residents by county
  • Full report pophealth.wisc.edu/UWPHI/research/ran
    kings_2007/rankings_2007.htm
  • County Snapshots pophealth.wisc.edu/UWPHI/researc
    h/rankings_2007/snapshots.htm

35
UW Population Health Institute, 2007 WI County
Health Rankings
36
Selected Health Determinants
UW Population Health Institute, 2007 WI County
Health Rankings
UW Population Health Institute, 2007 WI County
Health Rankings
37
Future UW Sources
  • The Survey on the Health of WI (SHOW) will be the
    first statewide survey of its kind to measure
    information on critical health conditions in
    Wisconsin.
  • Annual survey of randomly selected households
    throughout the state, beginning 2008
  • 1,200 Wisconsin residents will receive
    comprehensive health evaluations
  • For more information http//www.pophealth.wisc.ed
    u/show/

38
Health Information Sources
  • The University of Michigans Statistical
    Resources on the Web lib.umich.edu/govdocs/stats.
    html Links to 100s of statistical resources,
    including health
  • Annie E. Casey Foundation CLIKS Community Level
    Information on Kids http//kidscount.org/cgi-bin/c
    liks.cgi State and county information

39
Rural Health Sources
  • Rural Policy Research Institute
    rupri.org/index.php Research papers and results
  • Rural Health Research Gateway ruralhealthresearch
    .org/ Searchable research results

40
Final Thoughts
  • Think of grantmakers as investors -- because
    they are. Grants are not free gifts given to
    good people who want to do good things. Grants
    are investments in a specific outcome for the
    philanthropic dollars given.
  • (Maryn Boess, Grants Foundations Review, April
    2006).

41
  • Questions??
  • Comments??
  • Suggestions??

42
Thank You
  • Kevin Jacobson
  • Rural Communities Program Manager
  • WI Office of Rural Health
  • 310 N. Midvale Blvd. Ste. 301
  • Madison, WI 53705
  • 608-261-1888
  • kmjacobson2_at_wisc.edu
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