Proposal Development Checklist

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  • Start early, follow directions and all guidelines
  • Consult with program head, academic dean, and vice president about proposal idea
  • Meet with the Director of Grants and Special Projects
  • Develop a workplan and timelines with the Director of Grants and Special Projects
  • Write, edit and rewrite the proposal
  • Have someone else proofread proposal for errors
  • Keep program head, academic dean, vice president, and Grants Development and Special Projects office regularly informed of progress
  • Work with the Director of Grants Development and Special Projects in preparing the Grant Proposal Approval Form, getting signatures, and meeting deadlines for proposal submission prior to submitting the application
  • Construct a budget that conforms to agency and College guidelines
  • Write letters of support if appropriate or required
  • Consult with Human Resources if proposal requires personnel expenditures and fringe benefits or release time
  • Consult with IET if proposal requires computer or software expenditures
  • Consult with Facilities Management if proposal requires a need for physical space or building expenditures
  • Consult with Division Vice President and Vice President of Financial and Administrative Services if release time is required
  • Discuss issues of matching funds with Director of Grants Development and Special Projects
  • Finalize proposal and budget

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Roanoke, VA 24015

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