In this workshop, you will learn what to emphasize when seeking funding for your project with state and local funders. Learn how the history of the organization, leadership and staff responsibilities and data of the community can play a significant role in funding decisions. This workshop will address how establishing a network and rapport with partners is important in positioning your grant request. Classroom discussions will discuss the importance of determining realistic costs for proposed projects, ideas for finding data and other tips to ensure attention to detail for presenting the best argument and scenario for funding. This workshop will help you to understand the bigger picture behind the submission of a grant and the common mistakes grantees make when they do not perform their due diligence prior to putting pen to paper.