Is your simulation program in need of a boost? Now is the time to apply for congressional funding.
Want to know how this funding can aid you and your students? Projects for 2023 helped increase the number of graduates overtime, supported accelerated programs, and helped create a bigger learning impact for current students. With over 100 simulation projects being funded in 2023, apply to have yours added to the list.
We’ve broken down how to apply into three main sections.
Section 1 – Basic Information
To start, you want to include all basic information regarding your organization, Board of Directors, or any other relevant group. This lets your representative know who you are and what you are doing.
Section 2 – Project Details
In this section, you are going to lay out the specifics of your project. You will give the project a name and the exact amount you are requesting. Keep in mind that oftentimes you will only receive partial funding. Make sure to break down and label your expenses, on top of prioritizing them. If you have any funding matches, this would be the section to include it. Having a match can really help improve your chances of receiving funding. Finally, note whether or not you are starting a new project, or if you are looking to bridge a funding gap.
Next, you will describe the project and explain what its purpose is. In this paragraph, look to include how the project will fulfill a certain need for students. You will follow this up with a paragraph justifying your request. You can further elaborate on how the funding will support different aspects of your plan, and how that will contribute to your overall goal.
The last portion of this section includes describing how the project will benefit your state and the overall community. This can include listing how many jobs will be created as a result of launching your project. Now would also be the time to include any supportive evidence from the local community.
Section 3 – Bill and Account Details
Here you will be selecting which department from the Health and Human Services (HHS) Agency your request falls under. Some of the commonly selected departments for 2023 include:
- Department of Education (DOED), Fund for the Improvement of Education (FIE)
- Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Training and Employment Services
- DOED, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE)
Additional Required Documents
- Proof of non-profit status
- Short background summary of organization’s history, mission, and communities served Proof of demonstrated community support
- Examples include, but are not limited to, letters of support or press articles Detailed project budget
- Any additional information about the project or organization that may be relevant.
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