You have been asked to be on the townâ€™s board of Cultural Affairs. When you step into your new role, you quickly realize that the organization is in trouble; the other board members have been on the board for a long time and havenâ€™t done much in recent years. They explain that there is no money in the budget.
You hear about a grant opportunity. Every year, a wealthy resident of your town, Mr. Brown, offers a grant of $10,000 to one local organization. In the past, he has never given this grant to an arts organization because, in the words of another board member, â€œMr. Brown does not think the arts are important.â€
If you can change Mr. Brownâ€™s mind about the importance of the arts in your community, you might just get the grant and be able to revitalize the townâ€™s cultural arts scene!
Write the grant proposal summary for review by a few board members to be sure you are on the right track for the grant.
Compose this document in the format of a letter to Mr. Brown. Your letter should include:
- two to three paragraphs using persuasive language.
- concisely written paragraphs using bullet-points if possible.
- a beginning paragraph that immediately captures the reader’s attention, using a story, surprising fact, or insightful quote.
- a complete but brief synopsis of the details in the proposal.
- the reason for the proposal and how the grant money will be used.
NOTE – Be sure the documents display proper grammar, spelling, punctuation, and sentence structure.
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