For this final project, you will put together a grant proposal. The written assignments you submitted in Week One through Week Five will drive the content of your projefct. You are to assemble a proposal that includes the following components:
- Cover page (1 page). Format according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA manual.
- Letter of inquiry (1 page). Use your responses from Worksheet 2.1: Letter of Inquiry Questionnaire to craft the Letter of Inquiry. A sample Letter of Inquiry is included on page 23 of the text.
- Cover letter (1 page). A sample Cover Letter is included on page 92 of the text. Address your cover letter to Mary Smith, PhD, as provided in the sample Cover Letter on page 92.
- Summary (1 page). Use your responses from Worksheet 10.1A: Summary Questionnaire to craft the summary. A Sample Summary is included on page 87 of the text.
- References page (1 page). Format according to APA style as outlined in the approved APA manual. You will need to conduct web-based research for this project (e.g., identifying your human services organization, identifying community services and population statistics, etc.). Provide at least three references in addition to your course text.
- Body of Proposal (8-10 pages).
The body of the proposal should include the following:
- Introduction, including organizational background write-up (2 pages). A sample Organization Background Component is included on page 80 of the text.
- Statement of need (1 page). Use your responses from Worksheet 3.1A: Statement of Need Questionnaire to craft the Statement of Need. A sample Need Statement is included on page 32 of the text.
- Goals and objectives (2 pages). Use your responses from Worksheet 4.1A: Goals and Objectives Exercise to craft this section.
- Theory of change or logic model (1 page).
- Methods (2-3 pages). Use your responses from Worksheet 5.1B: Methods Exercise to craft the methods section. A Sample Methods Component is included on page 47 of the text.
- Evaluation (1-2 pages). Use your responses from Worksheet 6.1A: Evaluation Planning Questionnaire to craft the evaluation section. A sample Evaluation Component is included on page 56 of the text.
The final grant proposal should flow seamlessly, so as to compel and persuade potential funding sources of the merits of both the proposal and your selected organization. To accomplish this, you will need to synthesize the individual components into a solid, cohesive grant proposal. Do not just submit the worksheets you submitted in each of the previous weeks; rather, expand on them and use transitions to combine them in an organized and professional manner.