Carlson, M., & O'Neal-McElrath, T. (2008). Winning grants: Step by step. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 9780470286371

Kachinske, T., & Kachinske, J. (2010). 90 days to success in grant writing. Boston, MA: Course Technology PTR. ISBN: 9781435454866

Funding sources for a grant proposal

This Section allows you to explore possible sources of grant funding to assess their applicability in addressing your chosen issue or problem. Using the topic previously selected you will match potential funding sources to your issue. Doing so will help you become accustomed to the idea of having to ensure that your issue and justification match those of a potential supporting activity.

Required Reading:
Carlson, M., & O'Neal-McElrath, T. (2008): Chapters 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Kachinske, T., & Kachinske, J. (2010): Chapters 5, 6, 7

Assignment 4   Paper- Identify and appraise grant sources
Identify and Appraise Grant Sources
Many funding sources are available. It is a matter of finding the sources that match your grant idea and timeline. Activity 3 provides you with an opportunity to explore and examine a variety of grant funding sources and select some that closely match your grant idea.

Identify, describe, and assess possible sources of funding for a grant on your chosen topic. To help you get started, the Resources tab lists some Internet sites for grants research. Include local, state, federal, foundation, and private sources for grants and research project funding.

Summarize your research in a paper that lists and describes the most viable sources of funding as appropriate to your topic. For each funding source list and describe:

• Funding program objectives

• Funding goals, and/or focus

• Eligibility information

• Funding cycle

• Award amounts

• Matching requirements

• Monitoring requirements (progress reports, grantee site visits, etc.)

• Any other information that aids in assessing applicability and viability

As a conclusion, choose and justify one of the sources as being the most viable in addressing your identified issue in terms of timeline, applicability, funding amounts, etc. Be specific and show a correlation in your program objectives and the grantee's focus of funding. Use a minimum of three peer-reviewed or government sources in addition to your texts.

Length: 8-10 pages (app. 350 words per page).

Your essay should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

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