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Although the term grant writing is often used in a generic manner, there are a number of specific grant types
that grant writers in criminal justice and related fields may pursue. Please discuss the various types of grants
listed below, and provide examples of each type.
Assignment Guidelines




Using the library, course materials, textbook, and Web resources, research the various types of grants
listed below:
o Block grants
o Employment grants
o Program grants
o Technology grants
o Construction grants
o Research grants
Address the following in 2 pages:
For each type of grant, answer the following:
o What is the purpose? Explain.
o What are the advantages? Explain.
o What are the disadvantages? Explain.
o Provide 1–2 examples of the type of grant.
Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.
Please submit your assignment.
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Introduction
External funding is always made available for financing efforts to achieve development.
It is not still easy to get external funding, but writing a good proposal helps one or an
organization to get external funding. This external funding is often obtained as grants. There are
various types of awards, and each comes with its merits and demerits. However, in some cases, it
is inevitable to use either source of grants (Wilde, J. A., 102). Donations help in the quick
realization of needs or meeting of set objectives.
Block Grants
Block grants describe granting programs which federal help for widely defined functions,
for example, social services or community development (Wilde, J. A., 88). Examples of block
grants include Social services block grants and community development block grant
(Bizfluent.com).
The advantages of block grants include: Giving financial assistance to help one attain
their goals and objectives, and it helps in building visibility and credibility of your organization.
The disadvantages of block grants include: You must be having a good percentage of money to
start the project to apply for the grant and a lot of time is generally spend when applying for the
grants and also while waiting for a response.
Employment Grants
These are grants aimed at financing, supporting and also training so that people can
advance their career. Its aimed at giving them an opportunity for self-growth and thus increasing
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self-worth, identity, and confidence enabling them to reach their potential at work (Dilger, R. J.,
& Boyd, 112). The advantages include: making people gain soft work skills, gain effective
technical skills and also fostering training. Examples of employment grants include Supported
work experience for ex-offenders and IT and ESOL classes in the UK for the unemployed
(Henry Smith Charity).
The advantages of employment grants include: Giving financial assistance to help one
attain their goals and objectives, and it opens higher chances of getting more grants in the future.
The disadvantages of construction grants include a Huge amount of time that is taken to apply
for the grant. This involves time taken to apply and time is taken while waiting for a response
which turns to be frustrating.
Program Grants
Program grants are aimed at supporting a particular project of the grantee. They are tied
to specific, project-based outcomes. The advantage is that the giving circle can highly control
how the grantee utilizes the funding and also it can adequately respond well to new and
innovative programs and projects (Amplifiergiving.org). An example of program grant is
American Savings Foundation grants.
The advantages of program grants include: Giving financial assistance to help one attain
their goals and objectives, it helps in building visibility and credibility of your organization, and
it opens higher chances of getting more grants in future.
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The disadvantages include: Grantees does not have right to use the funds as they deem
best, giving circle heavily controls the funding, and grantees can’t largely depend on one
financial source (Wilde, J. A., 140).
Technology Grants
Technology grants are for for-profits, non-profits and also small businesses. They include
city grants for development, corporate grants, and foundation grants. ( Technology Grants GrantWatch). Example of technology grant is Vocational rehabilitation grant.
The advantages of technology grants include: Giving financial assistance to help one
attain their goals and objectives, it helps in building visibility and credibility of your
organization, and it opens higher chances of getting more grants in future.
The disadvantages of technology grants include: You must be having a certain amount of
money to start the project to apply for the grant, and after starting the project, one must stick to
the original plan hence no flexibility.
Construction Grants
These are grants offered by companies to help individuals and companies to attain
construction and building goals. Their use is limited only to building and construction. Examples
of construction grants include Rural business enterprise grants, main street grants, and
community facilities grants(Design & Construction Grants). Example of construction grant is
Housing Construction Grant.
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The advantages of construction grants include: Giving financial assistance to help one
attain their goals and objectives, and it helps in building visibility and credibility of your
organization.
The disadvantages of construction grants include: You must be having a good percentage
of money to start the project to apply for the grant, and after starting the project, one must stick
to the original plan hence no flexibility.
Research Grants
Research Grants for individuals, scholars, organizations & institutions. Financial support
is aimed at helping individuals and organizations with financial support research in scientific,
social and humanities (Definition of DESIGN) (Dilger, R. J., & Boyd, 116). Examples of
research grants are research grants for Africa and disseminating evidence-based intervention to
control cancer grants.
The advantages of research grants include: Giving financial assistance to help one attain
their goals and objectives, and it opens higher chances of getting more grants in the future.
The disadvantages of research grants include: it takes a lot of researching the grant maker to
apply for the grant, and after starting the project, one must stick to the original plan hence no
flexibility.
Conclusion
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External funding is always made available for financing efforts to achieve development.
It is not always easy to get external funding, but writing a good proposal helps one or an
organization to get external funding. This external funding is often obtained as grants. Grants
help in the quick realization of needs or meeting of set objectives (Us.corwin.com). There are
different types of grants each having its merits and demerits. The different types of grants
include: Block grants Employment grants, competitive and non-competitive grants, program
grants, construction grants, research grants, and technology grants
References
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Amplifier Giving. (2019). Retrieved from
https://www.amplifiergiving.org/media/resources/Program_Grants_vs._
General_Operating_Support__including_8_Tips_for_Being_a_Good_Donor.pdf
Bizfluent. (2019). Retrieved from https://bizfluent.com/info-7846678-block-grants-vscategorical-grants.html
Definition of DESIGN. (2019). Retrieved from https://www.merriamwebster.com/dictionary/design
Design & Construction Grants. (2019). Retrieved from
http://www.thegranthelpers.com/municipal-grants/design—construction-grants
Dilger, R. J., & Boyd, E. (2009). Block grants: Perspectives and controversies. Congressional
Research Service, Library of Congress.
Improving Lives Grants – employment and training. (2019). Retrieved from
https://www.henrysmithcharity.org.uk/explore-our-grants-and-apply/improving-livesgrants-programme/improving-lives-grants-programme-priority-areas/employment-andtraining/
Wilde, J. A. (1971). Grants-in-aid: The analytics of design and response. National Tax Journal,
143-155.

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