bshs452 | undergraduate

Program Design And Proposal Writing

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This course covers finding federal, state, and private funding for human services programs and agencies and writing proposals to secure funding. Students will practice designing and evaluating programs. Students will use the Internet to explore funding sources and to identify suggestions for developing successful grant proposals.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available to take individually or To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Strategies for Program Design

    • Identify effective program design strategies in accordance with identified organizational and community needs and strengths.
    • Design and explain a program concept capable of addressing identified organizational and community needs and strengths.
    • Discuss the purpose and importance of the proposal plan (methods) component.
    • Explain the concept of "Chasing Mission, not Money".
    • Explore stakeholder partnership arrangements.
    • Articulate how program evaluation relates to program design.

    Grant Funding Sources for Human Service Programs

    • Identify funding resource guides and foundation directories.
    • Explain the match between human service agency goals and funding guidelines.
    • Compile information on funding sources through Internet research.
    • Generate a list of potential compatible funding sources.

    Strategies for Program Funding Development

    • Identify program funding development and support strategies.
    • Present an overview of the grant proposal writing process.
    • Identify components of effective grant proposal writing.
    • Demonstrate skills in writing clear goals and objectives.

    Guidelines for Proposals (RFP) and Proposal Development

    • Demonstrate skills for researching and compiling grant resource information.
    • Explain Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and funding agent guidelines.
    • Explain the importance and process of established social service agency and funder collaborative support toward securing funding.
    • Review the importance of proposal technical construction.
    • Explain the design components and strategies of effective proposal budgets.
    • Synthesize the design elements required for the construction of an effective funding proposal.

    Evaluation of Proposal Design

    • Identify and apply evaluation criteria.
    • Evaluate sample proposals according to established criteria.

    Evaluation of Program Design (continued)

    • Evaluate sample proposals according to established criteria.

    Strategies for Organizational Readiness and Community Assessment

    • Develop Criteria for assessing an organization's readiness to seek funding.
    • Present an overview of the grant proposal writing process.
    • Explain the principles and practices of organizational needs and strengths assessment.
    • Explain the principles and practices of community needs and strengths assessment.
    • Construct a detailed organizational needs/problem statement.
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