Proposal Introduction

The introduction should hook the reader. It should motivate the reader to spend his/her time in reading forward. Why should this grant proposal interest the reader? What problems are addressed and why are they important? What are your goals and objectives? What is your capacity to implement change?

In sum, the Introduction:

  • Is designed to hook the reader
  • Includes an overview of:
    • The purpose of the grant in addressing a specific need
    • The grants broader goals (and often outlined objectives) of the grant
    • Your own program’s capacity to study or implement a solution

Sample #1 Community Development

Sample #2 Community Literacy Program

Sample #3 Building capacity for technology