You will investigate and report about two grant information data reservoirs one public the Federal Register (grants.gov) and the other private the Foundation Center, designed to inform organizations about acquiring Grant money.

Two grant information data reservoirs one public the Federal Register

The paper will be 3–5 concise, well written, double spaced pages (excluding the cover page, and reference page).

You will investigate and report about two grant information data reservoirs, one public the Federal Register (grants.gov) and the other private the Foundation Center, designed to inform organizations about acquiring Grant money. For each reservoir, you will provide answers to the following questions:
1. What is it?
2. Where do I find it?
3. Why does it exist?
4. Who authorized or sponsored it?
5. How do I access the data from it?

The assignment should be viewed and written as an Investigative Report. The report needs to be 3–5 pages in length, appropriately cited and professionally written. A heading should be used for each section/question along with a summary comparing the two databases. Please see the attached grading rubric for specific grading procedures and guidelines.

You are researching the two organizations the Foundation Center and the Grants.gov
NOT any one grant.

Investigative Report Grading Rubric

CriteriaLevels of Achievement
Content  (70 points)AdvancedProficientDevelopingNot present
Clearly answered assignment questions regarding grants.gov and the Foundation Center.  45 to 50 points Clearly answered the following questions. What is it? Where do I find it? Why does it exist? Who authorized or sponsored it? How do I access the data from it?30 to 44 points Assignment questions were only partially answered. Additional information needed on some questions.1 to 29 points Some assignment questions were not answered or incorrectly answered.0 points Not present.
Summary15 to 20 points Included a summary comparing each database and your opinion as to the perceived value of each database.10 to 14 points The summary is provided but needs to be expanded to show a deeper understanding. 1 to 9 points The summary is provided but is missing either the comparison or perceived value.  0 points Not present.
Structure (30 points)AdvancedProficientDevelopingNot present
General Format10 to 10 points The paper is double-spaced and typed in 12-point Times New Roman font. Paragraphs have been appropriately indented, use the standard default margins of Word, and are written with left margin justification.8 to 9 points The paper is not double-spaced, has incorrect margins, justification, paragraph indentations, or has been written with a font other than 12-point Times New Roman.1 to 7 points The paper has more than 2 formatting errors.  0 points Not present.
Sufficient Paper Length10 to 10 points The paper is submitted with 3–5 concise, well written, double spaced pages (excluding the cover page, abstract, and reference page if present). The document is free of superfluous material and redundancies.8 to 9 points The paper is less than 3 full pages, more than 6 pages, or contains a large amount of superfluous material.1 to 7 points The paper is less than 2 full pages or contains unnecessary and superfluous information.  0 points Not present.
Spelling & Grammar10 to 10 points The paper is well written and easily readable. Sentences and paragraphs are well constructed to convey information. A logical flow of thought is evident. The student has submitted a document containing no more than a single error in grammar or spelling.8 to 9 points The submitted paper needs improvement to reach a level consistent with graduate level work. It has been constructed well so the sentences and paragraphs provide a clear progression of thought, but could be restructured to communicate information more accurately. Some minor spelling or grammar errors are present.1 to 7 points Several major errors in spelling and grammar are present. Paragraphs lack good theme sentences or appear to lack sufficient continuity to provide a logical progression of thought. Transitions from one paragraph to the next need development.0 points Not present.
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