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Debunk Grant Myths

Grants Technical AssistanceFederal grants can be excellent funding opportunities for your project, but not understanding the process can lead to a great deal of frustration. Debunking common myths will assist you with your grant applications. 
 


Federal Grant Myths:

Myth 1: Applying for a Grant: The Skinny.

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Myth 2: If we get this grant, it will take care of all of our project costs.

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Myth 3: It’s easy to get a grant – it’s “free money.”

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Myth 4: It should not take much time to do a grant proposal. All you have to do is fill out special forms and/or type up a “standard” proposal.

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Myth 5: Most grant proposals get approved, if they are done right.

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Myth 6: Once a grant proposal is approved, the process is over; it does not come with terms and conditions/responsibilities.

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Myth 7: I won’t have a competitive application if I don’t enlist the help from a professional grant writer; I have no chance in receiving a grant.

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Myth 8: As long as I click the submit button at Grants.gov by the deadline, I have submitted my application to HRSA.

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Myth 9: The grants application system is slow, cumbersome, and problematic.

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Myth 10: The grant application review process is simplistic and caters to organizations that “know the drill.”

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Myth 11: Anyone can become a HRSA Grant Reviewer.

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Date Last Reviewed:  May 2017