Grant writing is an important aspect of funding projects in the field of public administration. Understanding concepts is a good start, but learning how to apply what you are learning in real-world situations will help you understand how to see a need, develop a plan, and put together a grant proposal. Throughout this course, you will work on a grant proposal for a fictitious project of your choosing on behalf of a non-profit agency or organization.
The first step in the process is to determine the needs, as well as the resources available to help you reach your goal. Develop a 1,050- to 1,400-word needs statement and management plan that will be part of a proposal. Include the following sections in your submission: * Introduction: Describe the characteristics of your fictitious agency or organization. * Research: Locate at least two possible funding sources you might contact for this grant proposal. Be sure to identify the needs criteria used by the sources you select. * Needs Statement: Identify the specific problem the proposed project will address. * Management Plan: Describe the responsibilities of the project directory (you and any staff you will employ as part of the grant team). Explain the teamwork strategies you will employ.