When polishing your application, read each question carefully for CURRENT PRACTICE vs. future actions. Do your responses demonstrate actions already being taken by the district? Notice there are very few questions that ask about future plans. A few questions have a delayed time for action. For example, the spending plan will be approved AFTER the data collection year. Two other key pieces to consider when finalizing your application is the HOW and STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT. Be specific about current practices in your district. It’s not just the what, but the who, when and how the work will be carried out. In addition, really dig in to ensure the voices of stakeholders are represented throughout your application.