Federal Grant Writing: Tips for Improving your Proposal and your Classroom

Presenter: P. Gregory Smith, National Program Leader, Higher Education Programs, USDA

Email: gsmith@reeusda.gov

Abstract: Is submitting a proposal for federal assistance like taking a shot in the dark? The purpose of this workshop was to shed light on what reviewers look for in a successful proposal, and clarify some common grant terms and procedures. Information on USDA's Higher Education Challenge Grants Program (supporting this conference and teaching improvements throughout the nation) were included. Also, the new government E-Grant process was discussed. Tips to improve writing and classroom instruction were reviewed.