Definitions for "Planning Grant"
Keywords:  award, funder, merit, grant, subsidizes
Awards for planning, designing, and establishing the means of accomplishing a major objective. Often used in the first stage of a large project, to cover costs of preliminary steps leading up to the actual project. Support of a planning grant indicates definite interest in the future or merit of an idea and the funder is often a source of at least partial assistance for the final project.
Funding provided to support activities necessary to the design and plan of a particular program of project. A planning grant often subsidizes the production of a subsequent grant request.
an award made in support of the planning stages of a future project.