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Educators seeking to hone their grant-writing skills can turn to a new guide by Daniel M. Barber, the director of the Graduate Center for Public Policy and Administration at California State University at Long Beach.

Finding Funding: The Comprehensive Guide to Grant Writing outlines the history of public and private grantmaking in the United States and offers advice on each step of the grant-seeking process, from locating funding sources to understanding how agencies and foundations evaluate requests.

The book's appendix includes a glossary of frequently used terms in grant-writing. A computer disk featuring a list of funding sources and sample inquiry letters, budgets, and timetables is packaged with the book.

The book is available for $29.95, plus $4 for shipping, from Bond Street Publishers, 1261 Hackett Ave., Long Beach, Calif. 90815. California residents should add $2.47 sales tax.

The Television Fund of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting is accepting proposals for a $2.5 million grant program that will support the creation of at least one documentary series on themes related to crime, justice, and society.

Among the suggested documentary subjects listed in the guidelines are youths and violence, crimes against women, court systems, legal ethics, guns, drugs, law enforcement, community fear of crime, and the economic impact of crime.

The deadline for submitting proposals is 5 P.M. on May 26.

Copies of the guidelines for proposals are available from John O'Connor at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, 901 E St., N.W. Washington, D.C. 20004-2037; (202) 879-9742.

The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation's Program for Disadvantaged Youth has been renamed the Program for Student Achievement to reflect its new emphasis on academic standards and learning outcomes as the focal point of school restructuring.

A recent analysis of the grant program, published by the foundation, announced the name change. The program, started in 1988, has focused on middle school reform in eight urban districts: Baltimore; Louisville, Ky.; Milwaukee; Oakland, Calif.; San Diego; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Jackson, Miss.; and Long Beach, Calif.

Copies of the review are available free from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, 250 Park Ave., New York, N.Y. 10177-0026; (212) 551-9100.

Vol. 13, Issue 32, Page 12

Published in Print: May 4, 1994, as Philanthropy Column
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