"Get me a grant."
Sounds straightforward enough, yet what does it mean?
Usually it means "I have a project. I know it's worthwhile.
I don't have the money to do it myself without help. Can you help me have the resources (money, planning, coaching, project management, reporting guidance, etc.) to make what I am 'seeing' come to life?"
Those and many other thoughts are often behind the phrase 'get me a grant.'
We've all heard of 'seed money' so let's use that image. If money can be used like a seed to grow certain outcomes (and incomes for that matter) - then the first question might be what kind of 'seed money' are you looking for when you are seeking grant funding? In the same way as if you want to plant a garden you want to have certain seeds to grow certain crops - the same is true for certain types of funding that people might often lump together under the thought of "get me a grant." In the case of federal funding awards, for example, an award of federal funding can come in the following forms:
Knowing what kind of specific federal funding award you are seeking or might be eligible to receive is the first step in 'getting a grant' - and in having the resources to accomplish your vision. There are many publicly available sources to search for more info on federal funding and what might best support a project.
And if you're looking for immediate help we can also help clarify your options with a Funding Map for Tribal, Native Nonprofit or Mainstream Nonprofit efforts.
Until next time...
See(d) you later!