GUIDE FOR WRITING A FUNDING PROPOSAL

A "Suggested Proposal Outline"
Based on a Comparison of Five Recommended Proposal Outlines

Note: Five different recommended proposal outlines were reviewed (A, B, C, D & E). Each outline was examined in terms of strengths and weaknesses and the "suggested proposal outline" was created. The following matrix displays the major components of each recommended outline and the Suggested Proposal Outline that was derived.

Proposal
Outline A
Proposal
Outline B
Proposal
Outline C
Proposal Outline D Proposal
Outline E
Suggested Proposal Outline
. . . . Cover Letter. Cover Letter.
Title Page . . . . Title
Abstract. Executive Summary
 Problem
 Solution
 Funding requirements
 Organization &    expertise

Abstract . Summary/Abstract Project Description
Table of Contents . Outline . . .
Introduction . Introduction
 The problem
 Meeting the needs
Introduction . .
Background Section Statement of Needs . Needs Assessment Need/Statement of the Problem Background Information/ Statement of the Problem
Description  of Proposed  Research Project Description
 Objectives
 Methods
 Staffing/
  Administration
Description of the    project
 Objectives
 Clients
 Services to be    provided
 Staff &
  volunteers
Objectives
Activities
Facilities
Objectives
Methods/Design
Project Detail
- Objectives
- Clientele
- Methods
- Staff/Administration
Description   of Relevant   Institutional   Resources Organization Information . . . Available Resources
List of References . . . . .
Personnel Section . Staffing Plan Personnel Project Personnel .
Budget Section Budget Funding
 Funds required
 Funding sources
Budget Budget Needed Resources
- Personnel
- Facilities
- Equipment
- Supplies
- Budget
. . Evaluation Plan Evaluation Evaluation Evaluation Plan
. . Anticipated    Impacts . . .
. . . . Future Funding .
. Conclusion . Summary . .
Appendices . References
Biography
Personal    perspective
Equipment/supplies    needed
Budget summary
. List of   Attachments Appendices
 Time Line
 Resumes of key    personnel
 Personal perspective




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