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Grant Proposal

Read Chapter 24 before completing this project. In addition, review the website for the Community-Campus Partnership for Health (CCPH).
a? Past award recipients:
Be creative. Youare free to come up with any idea you can that would speak to the principles of the CCPH.

1) Cover Page and Table of Contents
a. See book sample.

2) Overview
a. See chapter 24 for the goals of the introduction. Hook the audienceas interest. Identify your partnership and suggest why it is uniquely qualified to do this plan. Identify and describe the community youave chosen. What is the serious problem that is afflicting the community? An effective overview offers a concise and persuasive statement of the key participants and problems addressed in the proposal.

3) Background/Problem
a. Provide details on the background of the community. You may use research and statistical or demographic data to describe this community. Discuss the problem/s affecting this community. Again, this would be a logical place for persuasive research.
b. Introduce your proposed organization. Argue the ways that the community would benefit from a partnership with your organization. Remember that all business writing should be audience-oriented, purposeful, and economical. (The practical workings of the organization will be covered in next section).
c. Describe how the CCPH award will allow you foster a partnership between the community and your University sponsored organization.
In what way does your proposal embody the CCPHas principles and values?

4) Plan/Method/Schedule

a. In this section, you will tell the CCPH exactly how you plan to achieve your objectives. Be specific about your goals. Provide the methods and suggest how your organization will work to achieve them. Describe the workings of the organization and how it will function in a practical context. Is there a time-table for how each step, stage, or phase of the project will be initiated?

5) Staffing:
a. Choose appropriate staff members to discuss: Managers, Associates, Coordinators, Staff, etc. Determine titles and roles that suggest the hierarchy and scale of your organization.
b. Donat list all the staff; pick and choose for persuasive effect. Tables or charts may be useful for this section.

6) Budget:
a. Make up the numbers.
b. Youall have to decide how specific to be. Is this the kind of project that needs line-by-line budgetary information, tables, pie charts, or can you group tasks into categories and discuss how much each category will cost?

7) Conclusion:
a. Unlike some business proposals, grant proposals should not include a deadline date for a business offer. Rather, you should remind the reader of the key benefits of your plan and try to motivate action. This is the last persuasive moment of the proposal, so make sure itas concise and polished.

8) References Page:
a. Your proposal will have a research component that will include at least 5 outside sources to support your argument. Online sources are allowed, but do not use Wikipedia. Sources should be documented using correct APA format for in-text citations and References page. For additional information about research and citation, review Chapter 7 and Appendix A.
b. Include a References page at the end of your proposal. See your textbook for APA citation format, also the Owl Purdue website provides multiple samples.

Your proposal will be graded according to the criteria by which proposals are typically accepted or rejected. A successful grant proposal will:
a? Demonstrate an understanding of the CCPHas criteria for the award.
a? Be organized into clear sections with proper headings.
a? Illustrate the soundness/practicality of the plan being offered.
a? Identify a relevant problem in the community and a feasible approach to its solution.
a? Illustrate the quality of the projectas organization and management.
a? Demonstrate an ability to control costs.
a? Include a research component with correct citations.
a? Demonstrate the qualifications of the staff to be assigned to the project.
a? Use persuasive techniques (including a clear focus on audience needs and benefits, honest and supportable claims, appropriate detail, readability, convincing language, accessible and attractive page design, proper citations of any sources or contributors, etc.).
a? Display correct grammar and mechanics. Demonstrate concision, clarity, and fluency.