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Attached is Part 1. You are to complete parts 2 and 3 based on the criteria below. I also need a link to a request for proposal (RFP) using the state, federal, and foundation grants databases/search engines. the next step is to search for the right Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP is an invitation by funders for grant seekers to apply for funding.
Part 2: Methodology and Evaluation Plans (2-3 pages excluding APA references)
Section 1: An outline of the review process of the funding source/RFP you selected
What criteria are used?
What do you see as the benefits and challenges of this review process?
How can you use this understanding to better prepare your proposal?
The Methodology clarifies how objectives will be achieved and what activities will lead to that achievement. The Evaluation Plan provides a specific plan for determining how results will be appraised.
• The Methodology Includes:
o Program description
o Research design
o Human subjects (sample)
o Study validity and reliability
o Assumptions and limitations
o Time line
o Analysis (and/or see Evaluation below)
o Non-personnel resources
o Facilities, supplies, technology, etc.
o Any non-personnel resources that will appear in the proposal budget should be described
o Personnel resources
o Who will be assigned or hired?
o Management plan (Work plan)
o Who will be responsible for which activities
o What is the timeline associated with activities (first quarter, second quarter, third quarter, fourth quarter, ongoing)?
o How will the project be managed?
• The Evaluation Plan Includes:
o Description of the specific criteria that will measure the success of the project
o Explanation of data that will be collected
o Verify if your grant application will require an institutional review board (IRB) approval.
o Explanation of the data collection plans at the beginning, mid-program, and final evaluation
o Evaluation instruments that will be used and an explanation of why these instruments were selected
o Plans for writing the periodic reports to keep the funder updated
Part 3: Budget, Budget Narrative, and Sustainability Plan (2-3 pages)
The project Budget delineates all expected costs associated with a project. The Budget Narrative expands upon the line items, offering further explanation of costs and needs as appropriate. A Sustainability Plan explains to funders how you will continue a project after funding has been exhausted.
Part I: Budget
• Use the budget template provided in the attachment.
o Fill in the budget template for your project
Note: Rationale for costs will be provided in the budget narrative.
Note 2: Budget line items should consider the non-personnel and personnel resources listed in the methodology section.
Part II: Budget Narrative and Sustainability Plan
• The Budget Narrative expands on the line items of the budget, providing a reviewer detail and justification for how you arrived at the projected dollar amounts. For example: If hiring a consultant for $2,000 is a line item, the narrative might explain that this is based on 40 hours @ $50/hour.
• The Sustainability Plan explains how your agency plans to continue operating this program once the funding has run out.
• It also indicates where future funding and other resources might be obtained.