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Title: Focusing on Our Mission Grant Writing Technical Assistance


1
Focusing on Our Mission Grant Writing Technical
Assistance
  • Nebraska Affiliate

2
WELCOME
  • INTRODUCTIONS
  • AGENDA
  • Komen Organization history and funding
    opportunities
  • Community profile and RFA guidelines
  • Writing a grant proposalFrom planning to
    evaluation
  • Next Steps.

3
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES
  • Summarize the promise, history and organization
    of the Susan G. Komen For The Cure
  • Describe basic components of the grant proposal
  • Demonstrate how to adapt evidence-based practices
    to your organizations by information learned from
    the Using What Works presentation.
  • Network with other local health care and
    community action organizations
  • .

4
SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE
  • A Sisters Promise
  • Established in 1982 by Nancy Brinker to honor
    the memory of her sister, Susan G. Komen, who
    died of breast cancer at 36.
  • Our Promise
  • To save lives and end breast cancer forever by
    empowering people, ensuring quality care for all
    and energizing science to find the cures.

5
SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE
  • 501(c)3 public charity
  • Headquarters, Dallas, TX
  • Volunteer-driven, grassroots organization
  • More than 125 Affiliates across the United
    States
  • International Affiliates (Germany, Italy,
    Puerto Rico)

6
NEBRASKA AFFILIATE
  • October 1994 1st Race in NE
  • 1300 participants
  • 2010 Race over 19,000 participants
  • Affiliate Established 2004
  • 15 board members
  • 4 Full-time staff

7
Funding Opportunities
  • Komen Affiliate Grant Programs
  • Breast cancer screening, educational outreach and
    treatment projects for medically underserved and
    those without access
  • Nebraska Affiliate
  • Granted more than 478,000 in 2010
  • Encourages RFA from programs across Nebraska
  • Small grants and Community Health grants
    available

8
Funding Opportunities
  • Komen Foundation Award and Research Grant
    Program
  • Innovative, responsive program
  • Funds groundbreaking breast cancer research,
    educational and scientific programs worldwide.
  • www.komen.org

9
Our Community
  • Community Profile
  • Comprehensive community needs assessment
  • Ensures Affiliates are focusing efforts toward
    addressing specific, unmet breast health and
    breast cancer needs.
  • Nebraskas Community Profile
  • Programs focusing on providing services to
    African American women in Douglas, Sarpy, and
    Lancaster counties.
  • Programs in Douglas, Lancaster, Dawson,
    Scottsbluff, Saline, and Madison Counties
    addressing gaps in culturally appropriate breast
    health services for Hispanic women and immigrant
    populations.
  • Programs in the following Health Department
    districts focusing on decreasing barriers to
    access to care West Central District Health
    Department, Southeast District, East Central
    District Health Department, and Central District
    Health Department.

10
Request for Applications (RFA)
  • Request for Grant Applications
  • Funding announcement
  • Guidelines and instructions
  • Exclusion Information
  • Application components
  • Deadline.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Information available online
  • Level playing field for all potential grantees

11
Writing a Grant From Planning to Evaluation
  • Planning the Proposal
  • Writing the Abstract
  • Statement of Need

12
Writing a Grant From Planning to Evaluation
(contd)
  • Developing the Proposal
  • Writing objectives
  • Methods and administration
  • Evaluation
  • Organizational information
  • Budget and Expenses

13
Planning the Proposal
  • Do your homework!
  • KOMENIZE your funding organization mission,
    history, activities, etc.
  • Before you begin . . .
  • Consider how your project fits with the funding
    organizations philosophy and promise
  • Explore opportunities for collaboration with
    others in your community

14
Writing the Abstract
  • First impressions are important!
  • Umbrella statement of your case summary of
    your proposal
  • Be brief!

15
Statement of Need
  • Be specific
  • Use local data when available
  • www.cancer.org
  • Area health departments
  • State cancer registry
  • 3 components
  • Facts and statistics
  • How your program can make a difference
  • Uniqueness of your program why you?

16
Developing Your Proposal Writing Objectives
  • Why are objectives important?
  • Objectives are
  • Different from the project goal goal is broad
    and abstract objectives are specific
  • Tangible, concrete, measurable and achievable
    within the grant period
  • Definition of project success basis for
    evaluation and method selection.

17
Developing Your Proposal Methods and
Administration
  • Methods
  • Answers How? When? And Why?
  • Helps reviewer visualize program implementation.
  • Administration
  • Who will be responsible for
  • which tasks?

18
Developing Your Proposal Program Evaluation
  • Evaluation is the comparison of an objective of
    interest against a standard of acceptability
  • (Green Lewis)

19
Developing Your Proposal Program Evaluation
(contd)
  • Process evaluation
  • Identifies strengths and weaknesses of a program,
    processes of providing services and how outcomes
    are produced
  • Impact evaluation
  • Compares program results against the objectives
  • Include both types of evaluation in your proposal

20
Developing Your Proposal Designing an Evaluation
  • Program objectives
  • Purpose of evaluation (process/outcome)
  • Availability of resources
  • Characteristics of your setting and program
    audience

21
Developing Your Proposal Organizational
Information
  • This is your statement of strength
  • Brief overview of history, structure, primary
    activities, audiences and services of your
    organization
  • Sell the reviewers on your idea, then prove your
    history of success.

22
Developing Your Proposal SUSTAINABILITY
  • Explain how this program and its impact will be
    sustained long-term. What resources (financial,
    personnel, partnerships, etc.) will be needed to
    sustain this effort over time?
  • How will those resources be secured?
  • PLAN for the future!

23
Developing Your Proposal Budget and Expenses
  • Projects become reality because the central idea
    is sold, not because the proposal is cheap!
  • Be realistic! Ask for what you need
  • Justify expenses Do they follow with the
    narrative?
  • Remember the funds are for a project, not just
    staff.
  • Use budget forms provided

24
Helpful Hints
  • Read the RFA carefully follow ALL directions
  • Be innovative, passionate, realistic, specific
  • Write clearly use active rather than passive
    voice
  • Avoid jargon or acronyms

25
Helpful Hints
  • Consider headings to improve readability
  • Check grammar, spelling and typos
  • Ask someone else to review
  • your proposal before
  • submission

26
2010-2011 Grant Funds Timeline
  • Application Deadline
  • December 1, 2010
  • Overview of Review Process
  • Compliance review
  • Local peer review
  • Board Approval Process
  • Notification of Applicants
  • March, 2011

27
  • Thank You
  • Good Luck
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