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For this Assignment:Review the Final Project Guidelines provided in this module’s Learning Resources.Carefully review your Gitlin & Lyons text, the University of Wisconsin-Extension resource, and the Community Tool Box resource as well as other Learning Resources that focus on methodology and evaluation. You may also find additional online information from reputable grant-related organizations, such as Foundation Center and individual private funders.Remember that this content must demonstrate that it addresses funder interests as well as the grantee perspective.In 3–5 pages, provide your Methodology and Evaluation Plans.In developing the methodology for your project, keep these thoughts in mind:A project should undertake only activities that will move it toward the objectives.If any activities are not necessary for reaching the objectives, do not include them in the proposal.The methodology includes the day-to-day, week-to-week, and/or month-to-month activities that will be carried out during the project period.
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The methodology section is one of the core components of the grant. This section is
concerned with addressing the question: “How will you carry out the project?” (Gitlin &
Lyons, 2014, p. 92). For example, if your proposal is for a nonprofit-related project, you
might identify the population served or indicate who will receive services. Depending on
the grant type, you may also include the research sample and associated inclusion
criteria. A research proposal may also include the research design strategy,
assumptions, validity, reliability, statistical analysis, timeline, and evaluation plans.
Finally, in this section you may address human resources requirements and materials or
supplies needed to complete the project.
In recent years, evaluation plans have become increasingly important to prospective
funders. Competition for grants is intense, and funders must feel confident that money
will be well spent and that projects can be appropriately evaluated. This is an important
consideration for the grant seeker as well. Your organization will also want to be
assured that the time and effort put into a project proves that the objectives are met and
if not, why.
For this Assignment:
Review the Final Project Guidelines provided in this module’s Learning Resources.
Carefully review your Gitlin & Lyons text, the University of Wisconsin-Extension
resource, and the Community Tool Box resource as well as other Learning Resources
that focus on methodology and evaluation. You may also find additional online
information from reputable grant-related organizations, such as Foundation Center and
individual private funders.
Remember that this content must demonstrate that it addresses funder interests as well
as the grantee perspective.
In 3–5 pages, provide your Methodology and Evaluation Plans.
In developing the methodology for your project, keep these thoughts in mind:
A project should undertake only activities that will move it toward the objectives.
If any activities are not necessary for reaching the objectives, do not include them in the
proposal.
The methodology includes the day-to-day, week-to-week, and/or month-to-month
activities that will be carried out during the project period.
The Methodology includes:
Program description
Research design
Human subjects (sample)
Study validity and reliability
Assumptions and limitations
Time line
Analysis (and/or see Evaluation below)
Non-personnel resources
Facilities, supplies, technology, etc.
Any non-personnel resources that will appear in the proposal budget should be described
Personnel resources
Who will be assigned or hired?
Management plan (Work plan)
Who will be responsible for which activities
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What is the timeline associated with activities (first quarter, second quarter, third quarter, fourth
quarter, ongoing)?
How will the project be managed?
The Evaluation Plan includes:
Description of the specific criteria that will measure the success of the project
Explanation of data that will be collected
Verify if your grant application will require an institutional review board (IRB) approval.
Explanation of the data collection plans at the beginning, mid-program, and final
evaluation
Evaluation instruments that will be used and an explanation of why these instruments
were selected
Plans for writing the periodic reports to keep the funder updated
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Part 3: Budget, Budget Justification/Narrative, & Sustainability Plan
Tracy D. Singleton
Walden University
January 2, 2020
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BUDGET, BUDGET JUSTIFICATION, & SUSTAINABILITY PLAN
Part 3: Budget, Budget Justification/Narrative, & Sustainability Plan
The project in this context revolves around the implementation of the program meant to
improve the nutrition and health status of the general community. The creation of the program
came from the analysis of one of the leading community health issues affecting the majority of
the people in the country (Popkin & Hawkes, 2016). The success of the program will depend on
various factors. For instance, one of the main factors associated with the success of the program
includes the available support from the relevant stakeholders and finances. This section builds
upon the previous submission outlining the budgetary requirements for the program. The
following section describes the budget required to complete and support the operations of the
program.
Budget
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Personnel
Personnel
Time/Effort Time/Effort
Name
Title
Percentage
Project
Dollar
Grand
Amount
Total
Requested
Requested
Dollar
for Salary
for Fringe
Amount
Benefits
Requested
Hours/Week Amount
(%)
Name
Dollar
60
40
20000
2000
22000
60
40
16000
2000
18000
60
40
12000
3000
15000
60
40
8000
2000
10000
60
40
8000
2000
10000
60
50
5000
3000
8000
250
69000
14000
83000
Director
Name
Project
Coordinator
Name
Clinical
Coordinator
Name
Academic
Coordinator
Name
Project
Evaluator
Name
Project
Secretary
Subtotals
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Consultant
60
40
4000
1000
5000
Contracts
60
40
4000
1000
5000
Staff
70
50
5000
1000
6000
NA
NA
3000
1000
4000
NA
NA
4000
1000
5000
NA
NA
2500
500
3000
Subtotals
130
22500
5500
28000
Grand
380
91500
18500
111000
Costs
Travel
Itemized
Equipment
Supplies
(itemize by
category)
Other
Expenses
Total
Direct
Costs
Narrative
The salaries are based on the number of hours worked and the position held. For instance,
the project will benefit from the services offered by the project director. The project director will
operate a total of 40 hours every week at a rate of $500 for each hour. The total payment for the
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project director for the program amounts to $20000 as indicated above. The salaries for the
project coordinator are at a rate of $400 each hour working for 40 hours each week. The rate for
payment of the wages for the clinical and academic coordinators are $300 and $200 working for
40 hours, respectively. On the other hand, the rate of wages for project evaluator is $200 at a
total of 40 hours.
Finally, the project secretary is paid a rate of $100 for 40 hours. The mentioned parties
will be given fringe benefits according to their ranks and work done. For instance, the fringe
benefits for the project director and .coordinator is $2000, bringing the total salary at $22000 and
$18000 respectively. The fringe benefits for the clinical coordinator is $3000, while that of the
academic coordinator and project evaluator is $2000. Finally, the fringe benefits for the project
secretary is $3000 based on the work done, bringing the total salary to $8000.
The project will require the services of a consultant who will be paid for 40 hours per
week and earn a total of $4000 by the end of the program. The travel costs have been estimated
to be $6000 to cater for the movement of staff members from one location to another.
Further, the project will require equipment such as a computer, printer and additional
stationery which will cost an estimated value of $4000. The program supplies will amount to
about $5000 with different budgets of $3000 to cater for unforeseen events and occurrences. The
total weekly budget for the project amounts to $110000. Completing the project in 4 weeks
pushes the total cost and budget at $440000. The salaries for the team members mentioned above
cater to the completion of the project.
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Sustainability plan
One of the most common problems which can occur in the long run revolves around the
failure of the adopted programs and hence project. Lack of the creation of a sustainability
program undermines the ability of the project to complete successfully even with the exhaustion
of the allocated finances. Therefore, it is worth noting that the continuity of the project will
require the team to identify an alternative source of income. Donations are one of the most
common forms of revenue which could support the completion of the project regardless of the
exhaustion of the current budget. The second source of income would be to seek additional
financing from the sponsors. This option could allow the team to look for additional finances. It
would be viable to create other tools and products which could be used to attract and appeal to
the general community. For instance, the team could create apparel that could be sold to the
general population in support of the project and program. The sale of these products will create a
platform for increasing the avenues for acquiring additional revenue to guarantee sustainability
in the long run (Kerzner, 2017).
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References
Popkin, B. M., & Hawkes, C. (2016). The sweetening of the global diet, particularly beverages:
patterns, trends, and policy responses. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 4(2), 174186.
Kerzner, H. (2017). Project management: a systems approach to planning, scheduling, and
controlling. John Wiley & Sons.
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OBJECTIVES
Writing the Grant Part 1: Needs Statement, Goals, and Objectives
Tracy D. Singleton
Walden University
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Writing needs assessment
Overview
Over the recent past, there has been an increase in the number of health conditions that
are linked with the eating habits that people may adopt (Popkin & Howkes, 2016). As a result of
this, it has become a significant concern for the implementation of programs that may enable t
people in the modern-day communities and from different economic backgrounds to learn about
the areas that they may need to focus on in order to improve their health. Teaching people more
regarding the benefits that may be directly linked with positive nutrition is another reliable
method that may need to be put in place in the attempt of creating a positive insight that the
community may need in order to manage some of the problems that may be linked with negative
nutrition choices (Abel Smith, 2018).
Although not all people may have quality information, or the means that may enable
them to make critical decisions regarding nutritional choices, the little information that they have
is imperative for giving them assurance regarding the objectives that they may have. The
development of a program that will improve the exposure as well as the insight that specific
communities may have regarding their shopping activities, and their product choices that they
may engage in is among the areas that may result in the improvement of the results that one may
expect in this area. The following section presents the goals, as well as needs that will be
considered in “Healthy Eating, Healthy Shopping (let’s make it fun)” that is aimed at improving
the exposure that communities have regarding healthy eating practices and access to healthy
items with the means that are available to them. In this project, the assessment of the possible
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factors that may have a negative influence towards the completion of the project is among
the considerations that will facilitate the implementation of a reliable approach that will lead
towards the improvement o the performance of this program.
Goals and objectives
Grant Goal 1
Develop quality recruitment techniques that will enable the targeted audience to learn
about the healthy shopping program, thus resulting in its integration. In this, the goal is to
improve the participant recruitment that will make it possible for the community to learn about
the program and the benefits that it may possess.
Grant Goal 2
Collaboration is among the factors that may promote the improvement of the integration
process. This goal, for that case, aims at increasing the collaborative encounters with the
education as well as the healthcare system. This goal will incorporate several options that may
directly relate to the Healthy Eating, Healthy Shopping (let’s make it fun)” program that will
enable the audience to ensure that they engage in effective cooking and shopping practices.
Grant Goal 3
Sustainable healthy eating is responsible for the improvement of the quality of outcome
among the audience that the program targets. The Healthy Eating, Healthy Shopping (let’s make
it fun)”, in that case, aims at increasing the sustainable healthy eating through the provision of
information regarding its benefits, thus reaching out to the selected audience.
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Objective 1
The objective of the program is to offer training regarding the preparation of meals and
also enable the targeted audience to learn how they can shop for the food products that they need.
After the implementation of the program, there will be an increase in the insight that the
audience has regarding leaving comfort zones and engaging in activities that leads to a quality
health outcome.
Objective 2
Create a platform where people can learn about the needs to engage in healthy eating
habits that may help them. Through this project, there will be an improvement of self-sufficiency
in the way that the people completes their shopping practices for food as well as the food
preparation methods that they rely on. Reaching out to a broader community will lead towards
the improvement of the appreciation that the community have regarding the need to follow
appropriate eating practices.
Objective 3
The program aims at, reducing the cost that is incurred by the members of the general
community when they are looking for methods of healthy food preparation. The inclusion of
areas where the targeted audience may obtain low-cost food and the physical activities that they
need to engage in is among the methods that the program will rely on in ensuring that it reduces
the cost that is incurred in addressing some of the health conditions that may be linked with the
poor eating habits that they may adopt.
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Evaluation criteria 1
The selection of the most appropriate approach for analyzing the success of the program
will play a critical role in the improvement of the performance of the program. In this case, the
assessment will require one to evaluate the rate at which the general community appreciates the
implementation process and the rate at which they are willing to change and act in accordance to
the benefits that are presented by the program. The assessment of the rate at which the
community appreciates the benefits of this program will lead toward the conclusion regarding its
success.
Evaluation criteria 2
Evaluating the rate at which the different stakeholders will play an essential role in
making a decision regarding the working of this program. This evaluation will make it possible
for the team to decide more regarding the position that each stakeholder played towards the
improvement of the programs’ completion as well as in the development of the rate at which the
program leads to improved performance. Since the rate at which the stakeholders in the health
sector, as well as nutrition specialists interact, enables the reduction of some of the
implementational problems that may be experienced, it will be necessary that the rate of
interaction is evaluated in order to reduce some of the problems that could result in the failure of
the program.
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Evaluation criteria 3
The evaluation will involve the assessment of the time that it takes for the targeted
audience to learn about the role that this program will have. In this evaluation criterion, the rate
at which the audience appreciates the program will be used to determine whether it has reached
out to the intended goals or not. In addition to this, the assessment will incorporate the analysis
of the rate at which sustainable eating habits are put in place in the general community that the
program may target.
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References
Abel-Smith, B. (2018). An introduction to health: policy, planning and financing. Routledge.
Popkin, B. M., & Hawkes, C. (2016). The sweetening of the global diet, particularly beverages:
patterns, trends, and policy responses. The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, 4(2), 174186.
Finalize Selection of a Project and Funder
Tracy D. Singleton
Walden University
Abstract
Recipients of SNAP/WIC benefits become so reliant on not having to pay for food that
they never learn to include food cost into their monthly budgets, so when families no longer
have benefits they become food insecure. According to the USDA Food and Nutrition
Service, https://www.fns.usda.gov, in November of 2017 there was an estimated 22,108,85
families in the United Sates receiving some type of SNAP/WIC benefits. Healthy Eating,
Healthy Shopping (let’s make it fun)” is an innovative way to teach SNAP and WIC
benefit recipients how to shop differently for food, how to make food last, how to meal
prep, and how to prepare recipes., shop correctly. This program will help participants to
become more self-sufficient. Recipients will learn how to get out of their comfort zone and
try things they have never experienced before. This program should be funded because it
has a specific target audience, it knows its needs, and it will work within the community,
program staff is already in place as volunteers. The S.M.A.R.T objectives are already in
place, and the program knows how they will utilize the funds. HEHS will have volunteer
dieticians, local farmers, a chef who will instruct on how to cook healthy meals, a
professional shopper who will teach perceptive shopping skills on a budget. Healthy
Eating, Healthy Shopping (let’s make it fun) participants will feel that they are
accomplishing and learning new skills. HEHS (let’s make it fun)” participants will have the
opportunity to bring their children to learn the process of trying new and healthy foods.
learning to cook meals and make snacks that require little to no cooking, and growing fresh
vegetables. This program is different because grant funding will allow for participants to
be provided with correct measuring utensils, and cook books. Participants will also be
given groceries after cooking classes to attempt make the meals in their own homes.
The RFP that my organization Healthy Eating, Healthy Shopping (let’s make it fun)
will be pursuing for is the Cooking Matters grant. https://cookingmatters.org/grants-availablecooking-matters .
What makes you confident that this RFP is worth pursuing?
This RFP is worth Healthy Eating, Healthy Shopping (let’s make it fun) pursuing due
to the fact that the RFP is giving funding for the same reasoning as Healthy Eating,
Healthy Shopping (let’s make it fun). The SMART objectives are the same as well. Cooking
matters.org believes that having knowledge on shopping, cooking, reading food labels, and
cooking in a hands on atmosphere helps to empower families with the skills to be selfsufficient. This RFP believes in giving organizations funds to teach families the importance of
having enough to eat, how to make healthy meals, having the knowledge on how to purchase
healthy foods, and how to cook healthy foods with the assistance of volunteers in the actual
settings they are learning about.
How did you evaluate the RFPs?
I evaluated this RFP on the facts that it was is a good fit for Healthy Eating, Healthy
Shopping (let’s make it fun) my organiza …
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