https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/files/2016/09/headerblue.png 0 0 patcasey https://education.ufl.edu/student-services/files/2016/09/headerblue.png patcasey2014-01-13 17:20:212014-01-13 17:21:13How to Win Government Grants in Tough Times: Part 4
How to Win Government Grants in Tough Times: Part 4
Using Data to Win Grants
Providing data is critical to writing a successful proposal. Data can be used to demonstrate a need, demonstrate results, and show an impact.
Demonstrate a Need
Sources of data… can be used as shown in the sample table:
- U.S. Census Bureau
- U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
- Florida Department of Education
For example, poverty data can be used to show that the target population is experiencing poverty at a higher rate than average poverty rates.
Data on Students Served by the Project (by School)
|Attribute||School #1||School #2||State||U.S.|
|National School Lunch Program||66%||64%||49%||45%|
|Title I Eligible||Yes||Yes|
|Per Capita Income||$12,440||$16,477||$21,587|
Evaluation data are used to demonstrate results:
- Recommended to use a database if applicable
- Implementation of results guided by proposal
- Useful to track all activities and measure all objectives
- Must adhere to evaluation plan
- Relevant for reports and continued funding
Show an Impact
- Data show you are reaching desired target populations.
- Data show you are reaching the neediest, highest-risk populations.
- Data show positive results and illustrate the extent of your impact.
Excerpted from The Chronicle of Philanthropy Webinar, August 13, 2013