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Grant Writing Resource Guide for Massachusetts Librarians: Identification of Need

Would you like to cultivate your grant writing skills? This guide explores the grant writing process from start to finish: identifying funding sources; documenting the need, identifying the target population, writing measurable objectives, creating an ef

What are the unique and specific needs of your community?

When you submit a grant proposal, you need to demonstrate the specific needs of your community and the population your project will serve.  You need to cite authoritative, current demographic data and literature.  You can also draw upon data and lessons learned from strategic planning.  How is your community underserved?  How will your library and project fill a gap?  How can your library support an underserved population?