The hardest part of most grant applications is often the writer's or artist's "statement" about why you need the money or where you are in your career. My students often ask me how they can read other statements from successful applications. I just discovered this resource: The Writers' Corner on the National Endowment for the Arts website. This list shows past winners and their sample work including statements. Notice how straightforward those statements are. I will definitely peruse these before writing my next one!