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Programs providing payments to individuals have become a large part of federal aid to state and local governments, squeezing out more traditional grants for programs like bridges, highways, community development, and job training. The grant system has also pulled state and local governments into regulatory policy. Each grant program brings with it a package of regulations and mandates that further spreads federal influence over state and local governmental activities.

Competitive grants require a specific type of application. Although state and federal agencies and especially foundations have different requirements, the basic parts of a grant application remain the same. What are the key components of a grant proposal? Explain why each step is important when writing a successful grant request.