Pursue the Grant?
So far, you have found a grant opportunity that you are interested in. Now, you must come to a decision on whether or not you should pursue the grant. Keep in mind several questions as you come to this conclusion.
Will the project align with departmental and University policies and goals?
What is the aim of my project? WIll it be of use to the academic community (i.e. a journal article), or will it be used more in daily interactions with students?
Have you discussed the possibility of matching funds with the dean?
If the grant is funded, how will it affect your department; will the project cause you to take a sabbatical, drop to half-time status, etc.?