Here are some tips to help you prevent common elements of breach to most grant contract awards. Often, the environment that may have once fostered the innovation of a grant project changes and instead works against that innovation and jeopardizes a grant project’s success. The reality of the impossibility of grant project success comes when plans do not have the likelihood of meeting actuals. Picture a simple x- and y- axis with a couple of running lines. One running line charts your grant project’s actuals while the other running line charts your grant project’s budget (i.e. this can be represented in dollars, time, or other KPIs) or plans. Grant contracts are typically awarded to a vast array of entities ranging from individuals to defense contractors like Boeing. Read this if you are or have been a grant recipient or if you are looking to procure a grant award. This brief essay is published, in part, to provide a fresh perspective and to inspire greater collaboration for active grant and proposal writers, their enthusiasts, and avid supporters.