The budget is a crucial piece in the logical progression of developing your proposal. Look back at the other key components—needs statement, objectives, goals, methodology, and evaluation—and consider how these pieces must be represented in and supported by the budget. One can see why a funding reviewer might begin by looking at a budget. It should fully, clearly, and succinctly depict the story of the project. The budget narrative expands upon the line items of a budget, offering further explanation of costs and needs, as appropriate.
A sustainability plan explains to funders how you will continue a project after funding has been exhausted. Not only does this plan demonstrate a proactive stance toward your project, but it also provides a funder assurance that its interests will be served beyond the project timeframe.
In preparation for this Discussion, consider the components of your project that you have determined to this point. Review this module’s Learning Resources that focus on the budget, budget narrative, and sustainability plan. Note: You may select one of the two budget formats for your Discussion post: the budget example on pp. 162–163 or use the Sample Budget Worksheet on p. 328 as a guide to develop your budget.
By Day 3 of Week 5
Post the following to the Discussion board:
Note: To be respectful of your peers in providing feedback that will be useful to their finalizing their Budget, Budget Justification/Narrative, & Sustainability Plan for Assignment 4, you are encouraged to post your responses to your colleagues by Day 5.
Be sure to support your analysis and conclusions with citations and references in APA format from the Learning Resources and your own research.
Gitlin, L. N., & Lyons, K. J. (2014). Successful grant writing: Strategies for health and human service professionals (4th ed.). New York, NY: Springer.
· Chapter 10, “Developing a Budget,” pp. 149–165
· Chapter 11, “Putting It All Together to Create a Budget,” pp. 167–177
· Chapter 12, “Technical Considerations in Budget Development,” pp. 179–181
· Appendix D, Sample Timeline, Budget Sheets, and Flow Charts, p. 328
Community Tool Box. (n.d.). Writing a grant application for funding. Retrieved December 17, 2017, from http://ctb.ku.edu/en/writing-grant-application
Grant Central Station. (n.d.). Writing a budget narrative. Retrieved June 28, 2017, from http://grant-central-station.com/articles/33
Hansen, M. (2014, January 29). The five key elements of an effective sustainability plan for grants [Blog post]. The Grant Helpers.com. Retrieved from http://www.thegranthelpers.com/blog/bid/204687/The-Five-Key-Elements-of-an-Effective-Sustainability-Plan-for-Grants
Illinois Department of Human Services. (N.D.) Grant writing tips: Creating a proposal budget. Retrieved from http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=22085
Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center. (2015). Grants budgeting 101. Retrieved from https://registrations.publichealthpractice.org/Training/Detail/99
· Module 2 – Grant Budgeting 101: Download our budget detail worksheets
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