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The links below provide a wide range of information including grant sources, government information, and documents, work spaces and portals to help you through the proposal development process. Contact the grants office early in the proposal development process to receive the maximum benefit of the team’s knowledge and experience.

Visit the City of Dayton website to find a variety of local data including census data for Dayton neighborhoods.

Proposal Development Tool Kit

Use these tools to help transform your project ideas into fundable proposals:

  1. Researching Funding Sources
  2. Defining Project Need
  3. Creating Goals, Objectives and Activities
  4. Identifying Project Resources
  5. Creating the Management Plan
  6. Designing the Evaluation Plan
  7. Sustaining and Institutionalizing Your Project

Proposal Development through Compression Planning® with Storyboarding

Over the past 25 years, the Sinclair Grants Development office has been involved in more than 2,800 projects generating more than $137 million in grant funding. Over the past three years that averages 189 projects per year with $7.9 million per year funding. A great deal of the success is because we use Compression Planning® with storyboarding to help faculty and staff to develop proposal ideas.

Why storyboarding? Because this small group process permits us to develop better project ideas and plan projects more effectively and efficiently. To learn more about Compression Planning® with Storyboarding,® visit the website of the McNellis Company,a small business that provides training in this technique and sells the needed materials.