Mississippi For Healthy Families

| January 15, 2016

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Agency Name:                       Mississippi For Healthy Families

Address:                     1234 Barack Obama Drive

Jackson, Mississippi 39213

Phone:                                    (601) 245 – 4326

 

Mississippi has the highest infant mortality rate (IMR) in the nation and also a high rate of teenage pregnancy so since learning about the alarming statistics, there is a need for maternal and infant health education to reduce the gap in socioeconomics and racial disparities. Based on this problem in Mississippi

 

  • GRANT PROPOSAL –REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) (Individual Assignment)

 

Writer will select a grant project that will compliment their agency’s mission.  The grant proposal is 12 pages (single-spaced – 12 font, one inch margins). The cover letter, title page, table of contents, and the appendix are not included in the page count.

Important NoteFailure to follow the RFP guidelines with the information and format outlined below will result in point deductions. It is important to remember that grant proposals are rejected from funding             agencies due to failure            to comply with RFP guidelines.

 

  1. Grant Proposal Introduction

 

                        Assignment Requirements:

 

This is a one-page introduction includes a description of the grant applicant (the agency).  The components include a general description of the organization’s mission, goals, objectives and highlights of the organization’s activities and achievements, reliable statistics that document the organization’s achievements and an explanation of the ways clients and others benefit from the agency’s existence.

                       

  1. Problem Statement/Statement of Need

                        Assignment Requirements:

           

The problem statement or statement of need should answer the questions: Why have you put together the      new project or program? What problem will it solve? What need will it fill?  Information in this two page section will include the statement of the problem and documentation about the problem.  You can document the problem by including statistics, information from surveys or questionnaires, facts and/or predictions from authorities, results of interviews with the target population, and statement quoted from newspapers or other published sources.  This section should include a minimum of 4 references.  References need to be sited in the APA format.  The reference list will be included in the Appendix section of the proposal.

 

  1. Goals and Objectives

           

                        Assignment Requirements:

 

Students will need to identify 1 project goal, and 4 objectives for the proposal.  Objectives need to be measurable and time sensitive.  Under each objective there should be one paragraph describing the need for the objective with statistics and other sources. Three process objectives and one outcome objectives are required for this grant application. This is a one – two page section.

            D.        Grant Proposal Methods/Activities

 

Assignment Requirements:

 

Students will include a description of the methods that will be used to accomplish the objectives.  It is important to match the methods listed with each objective (appropriate format: list each objective with methods section underneath). In this section each student should describe why the methods were selected and how each method will be effective (considering costs and time) in accomplishing the objective.  This section should be 3 pages in length. Additionally, a timeline will be needed to show the funder how much time will be needed in implementing program activities this needs to be one page in length for a total of 4 pages.

 

 

  1. Evaluation Plans

 

Assignment Requirements:

 

A good evaluation plan will include: strategies for measuring the objectives and an explanation of the criteria used to measure success, Funders are demanding clear and concise evaluation plans.  Students will need to provide specific evaluation plans to measure each objective.  Include the objective with the evaluation plans under each objective. One – two pages for the section.

           

  1. Proposal Budget

 

Assignment Requirements:

 

The budget section is one page in length and shows the funder how your agency will use the money during the period of the project.  A one page budget description will also need to be included.

            G.        Future Funding Plans

 

            Assignment Requirements:

 

This is a brief section (1/2 page).  This section should include your organization’s plans to continue

funding for the            project after the grant in completed.  Will the program be able to sustain itself?  It is important to build a persuasive as that the program will continue after grant funds are gone.

 

  1. Cover Letter, Title Page, Table of Contents and Abstract

 

Assignment Requirements:

 

Cover Letter:  This is the first page of the grant proposal.  A one page cover letter will need to be included in the proposal and should include 4 basic elements:

 

  1. Goals and objectives of the proposed project
  2. Number of clients served
  3. Total amount of funds requested
  4. Length of the program.

 

The cover letter needs to be in a business format on agency letterhead and addressed to the Executive Director of the funding source:

 

Use this funding source and Executive Director for the Grant Proposal:

 

Founding Source:  The Health Foundation

                                                                 1010 High Street

                                                                 West Chester PA  19383

           

                                                                 Executive Director:  Lynn Carson, Ph.D., MCHES                                                        

                        This funder will accept grant proposal requests for $100, 000.                                          

 

Title Page: (1 page) The title page should hold the reader’s attention and should include six items:

 

  1. Proposal title
  2. Agency’s name and Address
  3. Program/Project beginning and end dates
  4. Amount of funds requests
  5. Project director’s name, phone number
  6. Agency director’s name, phone number

 

Use this format for the title page of the grant proposal:

 

 

 

 

Grant Proposal Title:  _______________________________________

 

Agency Name:  _________________________________

 

Agency Address:  _______________________________

_______________________________

_______________________________

 

Project Start Date: ____________   Project End Date: ______________

 

Amount of Funds Requested: _________________________

 

Grant Project Director:  _______________________________

Phone Number:              _______________________________

 

Agency Executive Director:  ___________________________

Phone Number:                      ___________________________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Table of Contents: The table of contents should be clear and demonstrate the grant writer’s organizational skills (1 page) and should include the following items.

 

Use this format for the Table of Contents:

 

 

Table of Contents

Page

I.             Abstract …………………………………..

II.            Introduction……………………………….

III.          Problem Statement………………………..

IV.          Goals and Objectives……………………..

V.            Methods/Activities………………………..

VI.          Evaluation Plans…………………………..

VII.         Proposal Budget……………………………

VIII.       Future Funding Plans………………………

IX.          Appendix…………………………………..

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract: The abstract or summary is a clear overview of the project. It provides the funder with a quick

summary of what the proposal will cover.  The abstract for this assignment is one page and will: identify the agency, briefly provide information to support the agency’s credibility, state the problem or need, summarize the program objectives, outline the methods, list the amount of funds requested. This is the first numbered page of the grant proposal and is limited to 500 words.

 

Appendix: The appendix is the final part of the grant proposal and should include the reference list.  You can also include letters of support, fact sheets, organizational plans, and other items that cannot be included in the body of the proposal.  The requirement for this section is the reference list.

 

  1. GRANT REVIEW SESSION (INDIVIDUAL AND GROUP):

 

Individual Grant Review:  A review of a grant proposal will take place the last day of class. Students will be given an example of a grant proposal. Each student will be responsible for completing a written grant review.  It is the student’s responsibility to reach a decision on the funding status of the proposal (fund, not fund). The student will provide reasons for funding or not funding the grant proposal. The instructor will provide a form for completing the individual grant review. The completed individual grant review form will be given to the instructor at the end of the session.

 

Group Grant Review:  Each group will be responsible for providing a review of a grant proposal. Each student             group member will present the results of their individual grant review to the group.  It will be the group’s responsibility to reach a decision on the funding status of the proposal (fund, not fund).  The group will present the reasons for funding or not funding the proposal to the class. The instructor will provide the form for completing the group grant review. The completed group review form will be given to the instructor at the end of the session.

GRANT PROPOSAL (Individual Assignment)

  • Students will select a grant project that will compliment their agency’s mission and programs. The grant proposal is12 pages (single- spaced – 12 font, one inch margins).
  • The title page, cover letter, table of contents, abstract and appendix are not included in the page count.

Request for Proposals and Grant Funder

  • Request for Proposals (RFP): Specific directions from a funder for the content and format of the grant proposal. The RFP for this proposal are the assignment requirements for the grant proposal in the syllabus for HEA544.
  • Grant Funder:
  • The Community Health Foundation
  • 100 Main Street
  • West Chester, PA 19383
  • Phone: 610-555-1212
  • Executive Director: Lynn Carson, Ph.D., MCHES
  • Average Grant Award: $100,000

Grant Proposal – Cover Letter

  • A one page cover letter will need to be
  • included in the proposal and should include
  • 4 basic elements:
  • Goals and objectives of the proposed
  • Project
  • Number of clients served
  • Total amount of funds requested
  • Length of the program.
  • The cover letter needs to be in a business format and
  • addressed to one of the funding agencies found in the
  • funding source list.

Grant Proposal – Title Page

  • Title Page: (1 page) The title page should
  • hold the reader’s attention and should include
  • six items:
  • Proposal title
  • Agency’s name
  • Program/Project beginning and end dates
  • Amount of funds requests
  • Project director’s name, address, phone
  • Number
  • Agency director’s name, address, phone
  • number

Grant Proposal – Table of Contents

  • GRANT TITLE
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS PAGE
  • PROPOSAL ABSTRACT ……………………………………………
  • INTRODUCTION …………………………………………
  • PROBLEM STATEMENT ……………………………………………
  • GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
  • Program Goal …………………………………………
  • Program Objective #1 …………………………………………
  • Program Objective #2 …………………………………………
  • Program Objective #3 …………………………………………
  • METHODS
  • Program Objective #1 ……………………………………………
  • Program Objective #2 ……………………………………………
  • Program Objective #3 ……………………………………………
  • Timeline ………………………………………….
  • EVALUATION
  • Process Evaluation Plans ………………………………………
  • Outcome Evaluation Plans …………………………………….
  • FUTURE FUNDING PLANS …………………………………………………….
  • BUDGET
  • Detailed Budget Year 01 …………………………………………
  • Budget Justification ………………………………………….
  • APPENDICES
  • Appendix A
  • Letters of Support ……………………………………..
  • Appendix B
  • Additional Funding Information ………………………..

Grant Proposal – Abstract

  • The abstract or summary is a clear overview of the project.
  • It provides the funder with a quick summary of what the proposal will cover.
  • The abstract for this assignment is one page and will: identify the agency, briefly provide information to support the agency’s credibility, state the problem or need, summarize the program objectives, outline the methods, list the amount of funds requested ( 500 Words).

Grant Proposal – Introduction

  • This is a one-page introduction includes a
  • description of the grant applicant (the agency).
  • The components include a general description of the agency or organization’s mission, goals, objectives and highlights of the organization’s activities and achievements, reliable statistics that document the organization’s achievements and an explanation of the ways clients and others benefit from the agency’s existence.

Grant Proposal – Problem Statement

  • The problem statement or statement of need should answer the questions:
  • Why have you put together the new project or program?
  • What problem will it solve?
  • What need will it fill?
  • Information in this two page section will include the statement of the problem and documentation about the problem. You can document the problem by including statistics, information from surveys or questionnaires, facts and/or predictions from authorities, results of interviews with the target population, and statement quoted from newspapers or other published sources. This section should include a minimum of 4 references. References need to be sited in the APA format. The reference list will be included in the Appendix section of the proposal.

Grant Proposal – Goals and Objectives

  • Students will need to identify 1 project
  • goal, and 4 objectives (3 process objectives and 1 outcome objective) for the proposal.
  • Objectives need to be measurable and time
  • Objective Rationale: Under each objective there should be one paragraph describing the need for the objective with statistics and other sources.
  • This is a one – two page section.

Grant Proposal – Methods/Activities

  • Students will include a description of the methods that will be
  • used to accomplish the objectives.
  • It is important to match the methods listed with each objective
  • (appropriate format: list each objective with methods section
  • underneath).
  • In this section each student should describe why the methods
  • were selected and how each method will be effective
  • (considering costs and time) in accomplishing the objective.
  • Additionally, a timeline will be needed to show the funder how
  • much time will be needed in implementing program activities
  • this needs to be one page in length for a total of 4 pages.
  • This narrative section should be 3 pages in length with an additional page for the timeline for a total of 4 pages.

Grant Proposal -Evaluation Plans

  • A good evaluation plan will include: strategies for
  • measuring the objectives and an explanation of the
  • criteria used to measure success.
  • Funders are demanding clear and concise
  • evaluation plans.
  • Students will need to provide specific evaluation
  • plans to measure each objective.
  • Include the objective with the evaluation plans under
  • each objective. One – two pages for the section.

Grant Proposal – Future Funding Plans

  • This is a brief section (1/2 page). This
  • section should include your organization’s plans to continue funding for the project after the grant in completed.
  • Will the program be able to sustain itself? It
  • is important to build a persuasive case that
  • the program will continue after grant funds
  • are gone.

Grant Proposal – Budget

  • The budget section is one page in length
  • and shows the funder how your agency
  • will use the money during the period of
  • the project.
  • A one page budget description will also
  • need to be included.

Grant Proposal – The Appendix

  • The appendix is the final part of the grant proposal and should include the reference list. You can also include letters of support, fact sheets, organizational plans, and other items that cannot be included in the body of the proposal.
  • The requirement for this section is the reference list.

References

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