How to Write a Budget for a Grant with Holly Rustick

This episode, Holly explains how to write a budget for a grant, the math grant writers need to understand, and the different categories to include in a budget.

The budget can seem like the scariest part of writing a grant for people who get into writing grants. Why? Because the typical grant writer considers themselves more of a writer than a mathematician. 

But as a grant writer, you will master both writing and math.

Don’t worry, you don’t need to be CPA or have taken calculus!

Fortunately, a grant budget is very logical and if you follow the right framework it’s actually quite straightforward.

This episode, Holly explains how to write a grant’s budget, the math you need to include in the budget section of a grant, and the best time to write a grant’s budget.

Holly also talks about the different categories to include in a budget, how to write a budget as a narrative, and common mistakes people make in the budget section.

What you’ll learn in this episode:

  • Why people become grant writers
  • The math grant writers need to do
  • How to write a grant’s budget
  • When you should write the budget
  • How to efficiently write a grant’s narrative
  • The different categories to include in a budget
  • The benefits of hiring contractors over employees
  • How to make your budget balances narrative