Glossary of Commonly Used Grant Terms
There are currently 16 Terms in this directory beginning with the letter S.
The population of children, ages 5 to 17, as determined by the Secretary of Education on the basis of the most recent satisfactory data available from the Department of Commerce.
A program in which Title I funds are used to upgrade the entire educational program of a high-poverty school and in which Title I funds may be combined with funds from other federal, state, and local resources.
A grant or contribution used to start a new project or organization. Seed grants may cover salaries and other operating expenses of a new project.
Senior project staff
Usually includes project director, associate director, and any full-time professional project personnel having major responsibility for administering and/or implementing project activities.
Funds set aside by a foundation for a specific purpose or project that are counted as qualifying distributions toward the foundation's annual payout requirement. Amounts for the project must be paid within five years of the first set-aside.
A final step in the review of some proposals; involves a team of evaluators designated by the funding source who examine the project facilities and other resources on location; includes review of project plan and objectives with key personnel; an encouraging sign to the project director; occasionally conducted during the life of a project.
A proposal responding to a project concept originated by the funding source; usually the funding source invites all eligible organizations to submit such a proposal.
Minorities, children, elderly, disabled, or economically deprived persons, or those in rural and isolated areas.
Special purpose foundation
A private foundation that focuses its grantmaking activites in one or a few areas of interest. See also general purpose foundation.
Periodic payment, similar to an allowance, made to an individual; normally intended for living expenses associated with participation in some phase of a funded project such as a fellowship or training grant; usually related to academic studies.
A legal agreement to transfer of a grant or contract from the awarded institution to another organization. Terms and conditions of the original contract/grant also apply to the subcontract.
Portion of the narrative in which you describe who, what, where, when, why and how very briefly. Tells what the proposal is about.
System of Award Management (SAM)
An official registration website of the U.S. government required by my state and federal grant agencies. Replaces the Catalog of Federal Assistance (CFDA) and a number of other government websites: " The General Services Administration (GSA) manages federal acquisition and awards processes in 10 online websites which are now being merged into one. This site will become the official U.S. government website for people who make, receive, and manage federal awards."