The grant budget is your best estimate of what it will take to carry out your project. Ranging from thousands of dollars to millions of dollars, a well-prepared budget is a clear and detailed presentation of your project and connects requested items back to your goals and objectives. As such, the budget can lend just as much credibility to your proposal as the narrative. Common line items include personnel cost, fringe benefits, travel, supplies, equipment, and indirect costs.

After you've identified a proposal opportunity and its budget limitations, you're ready to begin working on your budget. For detailed information about how to create your budget, contact your Proposal Manager.