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Human Services Program Design and Proposal Writing


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Course level: Upper Division

This course introduces students to the purposes, challenges and benefits of program design. Students will review components of each and conduct a needs assessment and develop a business case for implementation on program design. Special attention will be given to research for finding available funding sources and how to form important partnerships. Students explore the methods of research using quantitative, qualitative and mixed-method program design concepts. Students will examine concepts of logic models and their impact on people, processes, and conditions related to program design. Using a specific framework, learners will uncover funding possibilities and use tools to prepare for the rigor related with grant writing. Resources and tools to secure funding for state, federal and private human services programs and agencies are examined. Students will be introduced to the processes, obstacles and costs associated with program design. (3 credits) Prerequisite: BSHS/427.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Introduction to Needs Assessment

Effective Program and Proposal Planning

Designing and Developing a Program

Program Proposal and Grant Writing 101

Program Evaluation and Measurement


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