Discuss a grant opportunity and the project with your administrator and get approval to move forward.
The colleges and the district have Authorization to Apply for a Grant forms to initiate the approval process. As the approval process is different for each site, once you complete the form you must meet with your supervisor to determine the next steps in the process.
Communicate with Resource Development to indicate that tenative approval has been received to start developing the proposal. Because grant timelines are often 30-45 days from the date the application is published to when it is due, proposal development often occurs simultaneously while the Authorization Form is going through the approval process. However, a grant application will not be submitted unless the formal approval through the authorization process has been obtained.
As soon as it is available, a copy of the Authorization Form with all required signatures to approve submission of the grant must be submitted to Resource Development via email.