A business plan is a document that details how a company will achieve its goals.
Most business plans include the following sections:
Please note, some business plans might include more or less information, these are the key details you'll want to include.
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How to Start a Business: A Startup Guide for Entrepreneurs
Deadline: October 02, 2020
Application form: (PDF 500KB)
The Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21) supports developing a diverse workforce of librarians to better meet the changing learning and information needs of the American public by enhancing the training and professional development of library and archives professionals; developing faculty and library leaders; and recruiting educating, and retaining the next generation of library and archives professionals.
All applications must designate one of the following project categories:
National Digital Infrastructures and Initiatives
The application process for the LB21 program has two phases. For Phase I, all applicants must submit two-page preliminary proposals by the deadline listed above. For Phase II, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals (Invited Full Proposals). Only Invited Full Proposals will be considered for funding.
Invited Full Proposals will be due March 26, 2020
Grant Amount: Planning Grants: up to $100,000. National Forum Grants: up to $150,000. Project Grants: up to $1,000,000. Research in Service to Practice Grants: up to $750,000.
Cost Share Requirement: Cost sharing is not considered in the review of applications, but is an eligibility criterion for certain LB21 projects, as follows.
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Thank you for reading this letter of inquiry. We hope to determine your interest in receiving a full proposal for our project. We respectfully request your consideration of a grant in the amount of $35,000.
This project is our first outreach to our audience. We plan to provide ... [list e.g. socialization opportunities, health, and wellness information, and social services when needed.]
Our program fits squarely within your Foundation's areas of interest [list].
Our satisfaction rate among the [audience] we serve is a very high [%], according to our latest survey. We provide [services] throughout the year.
The [target audience] population of our county is expected to increase by [%] over the next [#] years. Many of those [target audience] are expected to ....
We are proposing [list solutions]. We think that by doing ..., we can help ...
City, State Zip
Dear Mr. Or Ms.______
My name is [Your Name) and I am the [Your Title) of [Name of your organization). I am
Delighted to present a new project [Project name] to the [Name of Foundation] for your funding consideration.
[Brief project overview]
[Organization name] is seeking a grant for the purposes of [Purpose]. We will
provide oversight to ensure that grant funds are used in accordance with grant agreements and provide reports as required by the grantor.
A request for proposal or RFP is a document that solicits a proposal often through a bidding process. An organization will openly proclaim that funding is available for a specific program or project and interested companies can place bids or in the case of a grant, apply for the project or funding.