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The ABC’s of Writing Grants That Get Funded Bob Bradley, Director Pre-College Programs Division of Continuing Education Louisiana State University

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1 The ABC’s of Writing Grants That Get Funded Bob Bradley, Director Pre-College Programs Division of Continuing Education Louisiana State University

2 Reject Proposal Killers Failure to FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS Submitting an OLD proposal Too VERBOSE UNSUPPORTED Statements of Fact Multiple ERRORS Failure to FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS Submitting an OLD proposal Too VERBOSE UNSUPPORTED Statements of Fact Multiple ERRORS 5 Reject

3 Process Illustrated GOAL OBJECTIVE } PROGRAMPROGRAM EVALUATIONEVALUATION NEEDNEED Process Illustrated

4 There Must Be A Correct Identification of the Need The NEED is the backbone of your proposal. It must be correctly identified and justified if you want to be funded. NEEDNEED

5 How Do I Find The “NEED”? The Need is stated in the RFP … it is discovered by asking the question: “Specifically, what is the funder funding me to do?”

6 We Must Be Careful to Not Confuse the Need with the Anticipated Result: More public transportation vehicles using CNG Reduced use of diesel and ozone violations the NEED! BIG PICTURE result!

7 Generate Goals The NEED gives birth to, or generates, GOALS. GOAL NEEDNEED

8 Goals Are: BROAD, GENERAL STATEMENTS of What You Intend to Accomplish NOT Time-Phased NOT Measurable BROAD, GENERAL STATEMENTS of What You Intend to Accomplish NOT Time-Phased NOT Measurable To Determine Your Goals: Work from the END TO THE BEGINNING To Determine Your Goals: Work from the END TO THE BEGINNING

9 Increase municipal participation in CNG vehicle conversion. (P)Increase municipal participation in CNG vehicle conversion. (P) Increase school district participation in CNG vehicle conversion. (P)Increase school district participation in CNG vehicle conversion. (P) Increase general transportation participation in CNG vehicle conversion. (P)Increase general transportation participation in CNG vehicle conversion. (P) Identify eligible applicants.Identify eligible applicants. Possible Goals

10 Design Good Objectives GOALS generate OBJECTIVES; the heart and blood of your proposal. GOAL OBJECTIVE NEEDNEED

11 Objectives SpecificSpecific (who or what will be changed) MeasurableMeasurable (how much will it change) Time Phased (when the change[s] will take place) SpecificSpecific (who or what will be changed) MeasurableMeasurable (how much will it change) Time Phased (when the change[s] will take place) Objectives Must Be:

12 Program Design PROGRAMPROGRAM } GOAL OBJECTIVE NEEDNEED

13 Design by Activities Design by Participants Involved Design by Sequence of Activities Design by Requested Criteria Design by Activities Design by Participants Involved Design by Sequence of Activities Design by Requested Criteria Design Strategies:

14 The Evaluation Plan EVALUATIONEVALUATION EVALUATIONEVALUATION PROGRAMPROGRAM } GOAL OBJECTIVE NEEDNEED

15 Evaluation Formative and Summative Qualitative and Quantitative and Quantified-Qualitative Objective and Multifaceted Formative and Summative Qualitative and Quantitative and Quantified-Qualitative Objective and Multifaceted How You Will Know You Did What You Said You Would Do. Evaluation Should Be:

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