While You Wait for that Funding Announcement…

…there is something you can do, and we can help.

Approximate Read Time: 3 minutes

For the last two weeks we’ve been posting information that we hope gets you ready to apply for that next “big” funding announcement. Two weeks ago we posted about the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) teen pregnancy prevention (TPP) funding announcement that has been forecast for months and is, now, supposed to be released at any time.

Still. You. Wait.

Grants.gov continues to show that the OPA funding announcements are still in “forecast” status and as of 1:00 PM Eastern on Tuesday, February 7, nothing has changed.

So, what do you do while you wait?


Here’s an idea: work on writing up a generic program funding proposal template. You can download the template from our website here.

This template helps you think through and write up key elements of a funding proposal about your program(s) before you need it. Put together the template, save it, and update it at least annually. Then, when the funding opportunity appears, pull out the template and expand it into your proposal. Whether the funding opportunity is federal, state, county, city, or private funder, having your template ready will help you get a faster start. It is especially important when you have short deadlines for submission.

We hope this program funding proposal template is helpful to you. There are three other ways we may be of help.

Number 1

Last week we posted six tips for preparing to write an OPA application for funding. If you missed them or would just like to review them, click on the link. Don’t forget, many of these tips apply to other funding applications as well.

number 2

Second, once the OPA funding opportunity announcement has been released, we will host a Free Webinar for Grant writers – OPA Application Writing 101. Learn more details here. If you’d like to receive early notice of when it is happening, tell us how to contact you.

Number 3

Tenacious Change is here to support you through the grant writing process. When you win the award, we can help you with community engagement, movement making, program sustainability, organizational and program resilience (capacity building), social media planning and evaluation research. To learn more, click on the button below to schedule a complementary call to get to know us and everything we can do to help and support your grant writing now and your funded project.

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Check out our Consultation, Workshop, and Training page on our website where you can learn about our core offerings and services. On the first page of that section, we offer some questions to help you think through what you need and how we can help. We also have an attractive PDF version of this section you can download, print, and share with others on your team or in your organization. 

Now, how can we help you create greater good in your community or organization? Use our Calendly link to set up a time to talk – no cost, no obligation.

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