I felt very overwhelmed reading some of the grant information but know it will be a necessity in light of the economy and school financing. I did like the examples that were posted. Grant writing is like applying for blue ribbon schools or schools to watch to me—a need to be concise but complete. I like to be on brainstorming committees for these kinds of projects rather than the writing end. I find it is important to have a good committee that comes with varied strengths—a few good barnstormers, a willing writer, a couple of editors and someone who has been successful in the past with this type of a project.
I will continue to watch for updates/discussions on favorite grant sites for future reference. Thanks!