How to Write a Budget Narrative for a Grant

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When you apply for a grant, you will usually be required to submit a proposed budget along with the rest of your proposal. In almost all cases, that budget needs to be accompanied by a budget narrative. This section of your grant proposal package helps explain and, more importantly, justify the numbers in your proposed budget. A strong, supported and well-written budget narrative helps convince the people in charge of awarding the grant that your organization and project are the winning bet among a diverse pool of candidates.

What is a Budget Narrative?

What is the Function of the Budget Narrative?

How Do You Organize a Budget Narrative?

What's an Example of a Budget Breakdown?

Write as if to a Friend

Repeat the Numbers for Clarity