This includes title of project, name and address of applicant and institution, name of sponsor, inclusive dates of project, total funds requested, date of submission, and signatures of authorized personnel.
This is a list of topics covered within your proposal and gives the page number as to the location of that section.
This presents the essential meaning of the proposal. The abstract is meant to summarize the major objectives of the project and procedures to be followed. Also include at least one sentence on each of the following: establishing your credibility, the problem being addressed, and the methodology.
This clearly establishes who is applying for funds. The introduction should include:
This provides a quick overview of your institution and the project director. nclude in this section identification of the project staff and describe the availability of facilities and resources.
This states the problem and why it is important to solve it.
The goal describes what is to be achieved and how it will be accomplished.
The objectives tell specifically what will be done to achieve the goal. The objectives should point clearly towards the outcomes of the project. This section should also define the population to be served.
This is the action plan portion of the proposal, and includes activities and strategies that will be utilized to reach the end goal. Activities and strategies are justified and described clearly.
This section assesses the project to ensure the objectives and activities follow the proposal's plan. The evaluation is used throughout the process and as an end assessment. This section should:
If the project is to be ongoing, provide a plan for acquiring funds after the grant period has ended.
The plan describes how the project results will benefit others. The plan also indicates how these benefits will be shared with others who might also benefit.
Include a timeline that is clear and definite.
Key people, their specific responsibilities, and their qualifications should be included (an organizational chart may be helpful). If the plan consists of more than one organization, specify responsibilities, rights and authority, and financial obligations.
The budget specifies the total cost of the project divided into such categories as personnel, supplies and materials, travel, consultants, equipment, and indirect costs. Every section of the budget must be consistent with the corresponding narrative portion of the proposal. The format should be easy to follow and understand.
The appendices may include such supporting materials as letters, evaluation tools, reporting forms, bibliographies, maps, graphs, charts, or any other material that was referenced within the proposal.
Suggested Order of Development