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Title: Proposal/Grant Writing


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Proposal/Grant Writing
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I. Introduction
  • Background Information
  • Who is applying for what ( or program)
  • Agency purpose, goals and programs
  • Constituents
  • Credibility
  • No jargon
  • Is brief
  • Leads logically to the Needs Assessment
  • References to the appendix should be made
    throughout the proposal in the order mentioned

3
II. Assessment of Need
  • Be specific, dont overkill BUT this is where you
    need to be competitive
  • Relates to the goals of the organization
  • Is supported by statistical evidence
  • Is stated in terms of clients or beneficiaries
  • No assumptions and no jargon
  • Possible information on other programs

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III. Program Objectives
  • Paste in the ones that we did in class
  • Program Goal
  • Program Objective
  • Performance Objectives
  • A.
  • B.

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IV. Method
  • Links from Program Objectives
  • Describes the program
  • Describes risk management and clients
  • Describes planning (PERT)
  • Facilities, transportation and equipment
  • Personnel describes staffing
  • Responsibilities and qualifications
  • Consultants beware

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V. Evaluation
  • This is tied to the performance objectives. How
    do you know that you did what you planned to do?
    It is also to enable improvements in future
    programs.
  • Tells who will be doing the evaluation
  • Describes data gathering methods and what is
    being measured
  • Explains any tests or questionnaires
  • Explains that an evaluation report will be
    produced

7
VI. Expected Benefits
  • Describe two or three exciting things this is
    boiler-plating

8
VII. Future Funding
  • How will you fund future programs?
  • Be self-sustaining
  • One time only program
  • Needs continual funding

9
VIII. Budget
  • Must be a separate sheet
  • Add to the appendix as well
  • Has to fit the above proposal with no red flags

10
Summary
  • Is written on a letterhead
  • Identifies the grant/proposal applicant
  • Should be brief, clear and interesting
  • Includes a sentence on
  • Credibility
  • Need
  • Objectives
  • Method
  • Cost and funds requested

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Appendix
  • Start at A with the first thing mentioned in the
    text
  • Will include
  • Resumes of personnel
  • Risk management plan
  • PERT Chart
  • Budget
  • Evaluation observation sheets
  • Evaluation questionnaire
  • Additional boiler plating

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Mechanics
  • Cover Letter in which the summary is written is
    very important. Is it distinctive?
  • Budget should also be separate
  • The Proposal
  • Title page
  • Contents page
  • Meat of the proposal
  • Good use of white spaces, single space text or
    double?
  • Must be about five pages long
  • Use of footnotes
  • No bibliography
  • Blank last page
  • Staple with a diagonal fat stapler
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