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Grant-Writing Toolkit

New and current Second Step clients are required to provide extensive information about the social-emotional learning (SEL) programs they’re applying for. Below you’ll find resources specific to each of the Second Step programs, including:

  • Scope and Sequence
  • Academic and other Alignments
  • Reviews of Research
  • Program Costs, and more

You may also want to reference our Grant Proposal Talking Points, which we’ve created to help you talk the talk when submitting your applications.

Second Step SEL for Early Learning

Second Step SEL for K–5

Second Step for Middle School (2017)

Second Step for Middle School (2008)

Bullying Prevention Unit

Child Protection Unit

Assessment and Evaluation Resources

Recently there has been a heavy focus on assessment and evaluation in grant requirements. Many federal programs require schools to do a needs assessment and process and outcome evaluation to show the need for the program and demonstrate results. Second Step includes needs assessment and evaluation tools to help you measure program success.

Find quick links and overview information for Second Step.

Read our Frequently Asked Funding Questions.

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Talking Points

Tips and Suggestions

How to Write Grant Proposals has thorough guidelines for each section of a grant proposal.


Grantionary has a list of grant-related terms and their definitions.

Show Me the Money

Tips and Resources for Successful Grant Writing offers grant-writing tips from Education World.