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There's no single format for grant applications.  Many (most) agencies
have guidelines that need to be followed >exactly<.  If a particular
agency does not have printed guidelines they generally want to know
what you are planning to do is in line with what they are trying to do,
that the resulting project will help them do it (this often includes
distribution plans), and that you are the person who can get the job
done.
 
The Foundation Center is a foundation that represents foundations.
They publish much material on fund-raising tactics, techniques, and
who's interested in what.
 
See the Foundation Directory in many libraries for leads, write to
those agencies that are seem like possibilities, requesting guidelines
including a page or two summarizing what you plan to do.  Their response
should tell you whether they are interested in more details or not
interested at all.
 
There are many books on fund-raising; see a university library if
possible.  Depending on where you are located you may be close enough
to one of the two depositories maintained by the Foundation Center in
each state.  In Pennsylvania, for instance, one Foundation Center is
part of the Free Library main branch on Logan Circle, the other is in
Pittsburgh at the other end of the state.
 
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Cal Pryluck, Radio-Television-Film, Temple University, Philadelphia
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