Typically, grants are either competitive or noncompetitive, although the level of competition for these grants can differ.

Primary Task Response: Within the Discussion Board area, write 400–600 words that respond to the following questions with your thoughts, ideas, and comments. This will be the foundation for future discussions by your classmates. Be substantive and clear, and use examples to reinforce your ideas:

  • What are the differences between a competitive and noncompetitive grant? Explain.
  • Which of these 2 approaches to grant writing represents the most effective way to distribute money to agencies? Why?
  • What ethical or legal implications can you see with regard to competitive and noncompetitive grant writing? Explain.