The sustainability plan is one of the hardest sections to write. If you don’t have the money to launch a program, it’s hard to imagine how you’ll keep it going after grant funding ends. One thing you need to realize about sustainability: you’re not required to keep your program going exactly the way you operated it while you had the grant. If you need to scale it back to 60% or 70% of where you had it, that’s fine. 70% of your program is better than not continuing it all. And just remember: “We’ll apply for another grant” is not a sustainability plan.