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Tips for Identifying, Preparing and Applying for Funding through Grants

Tips for Identifying, Preparing and Applying for Funding through Grants

Kevin Scalia, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, Netsmart
Keith Boushee, Director of Community Strategy, Netsmart

In this episode, Kevin Scalia, Executive Vice President of Corporate Development, and Keith Boushee, Director of Community Strategy, share the importance of properly preparing to apply for funding through federal and state grants and how to efficiently use funding to help with the success of your organization.

Identifying, preparing and applying for human services funding opportunities that align with your organization’s goals is crucial to better serve communities. In preparing to apply for grants ahead of time, one should think about how these funds can help grow and expand the business. Find which grants best fit your organization and its strategy along with considering the sustainability of that grant, by thinking about how to keep the success of your organization after the grant goes away. Work that should be done ahead of time before applying for grants also include the consideration of working with partners, collecting letters of recommendation from other community resources and being confident that you have the bandwidth to not only complete the grant application, but have a good chance of success after submission.

Join us to hear their experiences as we discuss:

  • Strategies to determine which grants to apply for and why grants are important for the success of the organization
  • What organizations do to prepare to apply for grants and how to make your story stand out
  • How COVID has affected and impacted organizations across the board
  • Ways to build your grant narrative and how to choose the best themes and key words depending on funding from SAMHSA, the FCC and the USDA

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