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Grant Proposal Budget

A well-designed proposal budget accompanies an organization’s grant proposal or major ask and may be required by a funder. It amplifies the proposal by providing a well thought-out, specific, and tangible plan for the use (and in some cases source) of funds, and generally covers a limited time period (one to three years corresponding to the use of funds). Unlike an operating budget, a proposal budget only covers a particular program-related project, not the entire operations of the organization.

The process


Project steps


Estimated Time

20-30 hours

Over 2 months

A well-thought out and organized budget for a specific project, developed and designed to explain clearly and simply how requested funds would be used over a set period. The proposal budget is meant to amplify the budget narrative, and helps tell the story of an organization’s program through numbers.