When developing and implementing a grant proposal, the grantee must consider the project structure and four models for proposal development.

My project idea is developing a grant that will assist with disruptive/unruly high school students. Once this proposal is developed and funded it will assist schools and their teachers with methods that will allow them to be more in control of their classrooms which will ultimately promote effectiveness and a higher graduation rate. Better classroom management techniques will be more appealing to stakeholders and other organizations because it will make education in the public school system more marketable when compared to private schools.

Discussion 1: Compare and Contrast the Four Models for Proposal Development

When developing and implementing a grant proposal, the grantee must consider the project structure and four models for proposal development. Understanding this framework helps to fine tune the proposal and ensure that consideration has been given to selecting the appropriate resources required to carry out the project.

There are four models that can be used for proposal development and implementation: individual, consultative, cooperative, and collaborative. Working as an individual may be sufficient for smaller projects or a pilot. However, the consultative, cooperative, and collaborative models may be required to carry out more complex work. Each of these models involve careful consideration of the required level of resources, collaboration, and partnerships.

In preparation for this Discussion, consider the four models of proposal development as well as when each type of design is appropriate. Review this week’s Learning Resources that focuses on these models. Reflect upon the characteristics of persuasive writing learned in Module 2.

By Day 3 of Week 6

Post the following to the Discussion board:

  • In a 2- to 3-slide PowerPoint presentation with recorded voiceover (Do not do recorder voice over. I will do that part once I get the slides), compare and contrast the four models of proposal development (individual, consultative, cooperative, and collaborative) and how each model would work in your grant-funded project. Persuade your classmates why your choice of one of these four models is most appropriately aligned with your proposed project.

Be sure to support your analysis and conclusions with citations and references in APA format from the Learning Resources and your own research.

References

Gitlin, L. N., & Lyons, K. J. (2014). Successful grant writing: Strategies for health and human service professionals (4th ed.). New York, NY: Springer.

  • Chapter 13, “Four Project Structures,” pp. 183–198
  • Chapter 14, “Understanding the Process of Collaboration,” pp. 199–212
  • Chapter 15, “Forming a Collaborative Team,” pp. 213–226

Brownson, R. C., Colditz, G. A., Dobbins, M., Emmons, K. M., Kerner, J. F., Padek, M., . . . Stange, K. C. (2015). Concocting that magic elixir: Successful grant application writing in dissemination and implementation research. Clinical Translational Science, 8(6), 710–716. doi:10.1111/cts.12356

http://www.strengtheningnonprofits.org/resources/guidebooks/Partnerships.pdf

Lindquist, R., & Hadidi, N. (2013). Developing grant writing skills to translate practice dreams into reality. Advanced Critical Care, 24(2), 177–185. doi:10.1097/NCI.0b013e31828c8b58

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