Project: Final Project: Writing the Grant Part 1: Need Statement, Goals, and Objectives
This week, you begin work on your Final Project. The Final Project consists of three written assignments that culminate in the submission of your grant proposal to your Instructor. Parts 1, 2, and 3 will focus on major elements required of all proposals. In the final Grant Proposal Submission, incorporating the cumulative feedback you receive from your Instructor, you will compile these elements into your grant proposal.
The three parts of the Final Project are:
- Part 1: Need Statement, Goals, and Objectives (Due Week 6)
- Part 2: Methodology and Evaluation Plans (Due Week 7)
- Part 3: Budget, Budget Narrative, and Sustainability Plan (Due Week 9)
The final Grant Proposal Submission is due 1/5.
For this Assignment:
- Review the Final Project Guidelines located in this week?s Learning Resources.
- Download a copy of your selected RFP. You will use this document to guide, focus, and support the development of all parts of your Final Project. Keep in mind as you complete your Final Project assignments that you are writing in accordance with the requirements of the RFP.
- With consideration to feedback to this week?s Discussion that you received from colleagues and your Instructor, and to your continued evaluation of the literature and funder guidelines, finalize your need statement, project goals, and objectives.
- Keep in mind that the need statement must prove that it addresses funder interests, as well as establish the specific problem the proposal will address.
- Keep in mind that objectives must be specific and measurable and lead directly to your goals.
The Assignment (3?4 pages, excluding APA references)
- Write your Need Statement. Substantiate the need by presenting proof of need. Keep in mind that the Need Statement must reflect best practices in grant writing as addressed in Week 4.
Note: If proof of need legitimately requires information that will still need to be gathered, such as a survey or focus group, provide a full explanation of how this proof will be gathered and what it will address.
- List each of your project goals.
- Ensure that goals align to the need statement.
- Clarify what will be accomplished at the completion of the project or at a specific point.
- List each of your project objectives.
- Project objectives must align to the project goals.
- Project objectives must be specific.
- Project objectives must be measureable.
Support your work with citations from the course Learning Resources and additional scholarly sources as appropriate. Refer to the Essential Guide to APA Style for Walden Students to ensure that your in-text citations and reference list are correct.