Proposal Timeline


How long does it take to draft a competitive proposal? On average, approximately 30 days at a minimum. This proposal timeline breaks out the process of creating a proposal collaboratively by day and task. Included is a sample meeting schedule and meeting agenda to help keep all team members on track.

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One of our parameters for taking on a new proposal preparation contract is the due date must be at least 30 calendar days in advance. To those uninitiated about the grant writing process, this may be confusing. However, those with experience preparing proposals understand precisely why. There are many vital components of a competitive grant proposal, and each component takes time. This sample timeline illustrates a typical proposal prep agenda, including regular check-in meetings with all team members to facilitate the collaborative process.