The needs / problem statement should be the most powerful component of the grant

The needs / problem statement should be the most powerful component of the grant

The needs / problem statement should be the most powerful component of the grant proposal. Use this section to grab the reviewer’s attention and make a case for the project.
This section must be written in 200 words or less and include a brief description of the problem, the goal, and the approach and the results or benefits expected from this project.
The needs / problem statement should include:
• Answer to the Who, What, Where, When and Why of the problem and solution
• Data and statistics to support the problem presented
• Description of the gap between what is currently happening to what your project will produce
• A project title such as: Operation CoBAT Crime, Wayne’s Center for Reentry Success, etc…
• A sense of urgency to the problem. (use active verbs and descriptive words)
• No pronouns
• Eliminate, passive phrases: “hope to” “may” “will try” “looking to”
• Use persuasive verbs: implement, solve, achieve, ensure, establish…

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