Grant Writing Workshop by GuJc2W

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									Grant Writing Workshop
Michiana, 4/13/2011
     Diane Golzynski, MDCH
Where We’re Going
   How to get started
       Using your HSIP to its fullest
   How to find grants
       Examples from the floor
   Developing a needs section
       Using data to your advantage
   Break
   Writing SMART objectives
       Including writing performance measures/deliverables
   Sustainability & Return on Investment
       Why someone should consider funding your idea
   Wrap Up
Show Me The Money!
   Defining your idea(s)
     What   is in your improvement plan?
     Utilize your team strengths

   Identifying the right funding source
     Match  your project with grants based on purpose and
      goals from the funder(s)
   Solicited applications vs. unsolicited applications
     Both   have advantages
Current Grant Opportunities
   Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools: http://saladbars2schools.org/
   Do Something Seed Grants:
    http://www.dosomething.org/grants/seedgrants
   Fuel Up To Play 60
   Playful City USA: http://kaboom.org/take_action/playful_city.usa
   Shade Structure Grants: http://www.aad.org/ssp/
   Farm to School Grants
   Walking School Bus Program Grants
   Others?

   If you did not bring a grant solicitation with you, please
    draw one out of our “hat”
You found the RFP . . . Now what??
   Read the guidance carefully
     Specificcomponents to address should be clear
     How will applications be reviewed?

     Develop your own checklist of requirements and weight
      based on scoring guidelines
   Outline your idea visually
     Have you identified your accomplishments to date?
     Keep it to one page so you can post it nearby

   What I look for when reviewing grants
Let’s Give It A Try
   Take a close look at your grant guidance
   What is required?
   How will it be scored?

   Take 10 minutes with your team to develop an
    outline
     We   will circulate and help you get started
Data, Really? Again?
   Use your data to your advantage
     Remember    – you want to demonstrate need without
      seeming to be a lost cause
     Start big and logically take the reader through to the
      project level
   Pay careful attention to who is offering the grant
    and carefully consider what data you need
   Use maps when reasonable, without over doing it
   The HOOK
     Tailorsthe project with the purpose and goals of the
      funding
Sample GIS maps
Your Turn

   Use the next 10 minutes to make a list of data that
    you should acquire for the needs portion of your
    grant application

   Report out by 2 teams

   Core team and coaches will help provide feedback
    on strengths and gaps in your list
Let’s Take a Break




              5 minutes
SMART Objectives

 Specific – what is the specific task
 Measurable – what are the standards or
    parameters?
 Achievable – is the task feasible?
 Realistic – are sufficient resources available?

 Time-bound – what are the start and end dates?
Specific
   Clearly specify:
     What  will be accomplished
     Who it will be accomplished for

     Where

     By when

     By how much

   Limit to one action verb
     More   than one verb implies that more than one activity
      is taking place
   The greater the specificity, the greater the
    measurability
Measurable
   How will we know if the objective has been
    achieved?
   Objective clearly defines success
     “how   much” change is expected
   Does the objective provide a reference point from
    which the change in the target population can
    clearly be measured?
Achievable
   Is the proposed reasonable?
     Time

     Resources

     Human   nature
Realistic
   Accurately addresses the scope of the problem and
    programmatic steps that can be implemented within
    a specific time frame

   If doesn’t directly relate to goal – will not help in
    achieving the goal!
Time-Bound
   Provide a time frame in which objective will be
    measured

   Helps in planning and evaluation
   EXAMPLE 1: Increase the number of people in public
    health who are from minority groups or vulnerable
    populations.

   Not-so-SMART objective 1a: Recruit from historically
    Black colleges and other minority institutions.

   Specific - What is the specific task?
   Inform minority students about the field of public
    health and recruit them to join as professionals.
   EXAMPLE 1: Increase the number of people in public
    health who are from minority groups or vulnerable
    populations.

   Not-so-SMART objective 1a: Recruit from historically
    Black colleges and other minority institutions.

   Measurable - What are the standards or
    parameters?
   Number of minority institutions visited; Number of
    new minority individuals request internships
   EXAMPLE 1: Increase the number of people in public
    health who are from minority groups or vulnerable
    populations.

   Not-so-SMART objective 1a: Recruit from historically
    Black colleges and other minority institutions.

   Achievable - Is the task feasible?
   Yes? Then how? Relate this back to an action (i.e.,
    when connected to the training initiatives of national
    partner organizations)
   EXAMPLE 1: Increase the number of people in public
    health who are from minority groups or vulnerable
    populations.

   Not-so-SMART objective 1a: Recruit from historically
    Black colleges and other minority institutions.

   Realistic - Are sufficient resources available?
   How can this project make this happen? Maybe, it’s
    through involvement of others due to a lack of
    funds/time/resources at the local or state level.
   EXAMPLE 1: Increase the number of people in public
    health who are from minority groups or vulnerable
    populations.

   Not-so-SMART objective 1a: Recruit from historically
    Black colleges and other minority institutions.

   Time-Bound - What are the start and end dates?
   It may be the time period of the grant, or it may be
    something else but you need to assign it a start/end
    date (i.e., one year – federal FY 2009)
   EXAMPLE 1: Increase the number of people in public
    health who are from minority groups or vulnerable
    populations.

   Not-so-SMART objective 1a: Recruit from historically
    Black colleges and other minority institutions.

   SMART objective 1a: From October 1, 2008 until
    September 30, 2009, establish 2 different
    recruitment initiatives at historically Black colleges
    and other minority institutions that mirror the training
    initiatives of national partner organizations such as
    NACCHO and ASTHO.
So how SMART are you?
   Your turn to identify how to strengthen examples
    provided

   10 minutes to work in your teams

   We will circulate to assist
Performance Measures/Deliverables

   After writing goals and objectives, still must tell the
    reader exactly what you will be doing to achieve
   Relates back to goals and objectives
   Includes data points and evaluation measures
   Includes both process and outcome data
   Often will include a timeline
Why Should Someone Fund YOU?
   Walking a fine line – between promising too much
    and not enough
   The “WOW” factor
   Remember to think in terms of “Return on
    Investment”
How Sustainable are You?
   Using your grant funding samples, develop a list
    with your team of sustainability ideas
   Include your Return on Investment thoughts
   10 minutes

   Report out by 2 teams

   Core team and coaches will help provide feedback
    on strengths and gaps in your list
Final Thoughts
   Read what you have written backwards
   Have someone else read your “final” prior to
    submitting
   Submit early
   Keep copies for future funding opportunities
   Ask for feedback
Look How Far We’ve Come
   How to get started
       Using your HSIP to its fullest
   How to find grants
       Examples from the floor
   Developing a needs section
       Using data to your advantage
   Break
   Writing SMART objectives
       Including writing performance measures/deliverables
   Sustainability & Return on Investment
       Why someone should consider funding your idea
Thank you!!

								
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