How can I strengthen my application?

There are a number of ways you can strengthen your award application. A few recommendations include:

1. Explain the need for the project and how it provided a solution.

2. Clearly demonstrate the results or anticipated results of a project (ex. job, population, business and community growth) with supporting data or examples.

3. If possible, describe how the project fits into your community or organization's economic development efforts. How does the project leverage previous work or support future plans? And what is the overall or anticipated impact of these broader efforts on your community?