Module 2 discussion: writing goals and objectives for your grant | HLTH 6207 – Grant Writing | Walden University
GRANT PROPOSAL TOPIC
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: Writing Goals and Objectives for Your Grant
A goal is a general statement of what you hope to accomplish with your grant. In grant writing, there are 2-5 goals. Goals are broad generalizations and are abstract, not measurable. Each goal is about the outcome or impacts your grant-funded health education program is going to accomplish. In your goals, you want to catch the eye of the grant reviewers. Your goals must loop back to your needs statement.
An objective is directly tied to the goal the grant seeker is trying to achieve through grant funding opportunities. Objectives are very targeted and include the outcome(s) that will help accomplish the goal the objective addresses. In grant writing, SMART objective writing application should always apply. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-phased. There should be 2-5 objectives for each goal, and there should be enough objectives to accomplish the goal.
Below is an example goal and an objective for a goal.
Goal #1: Increase physical activity in children and their parents in Wilmington, Delaware through the “Walking for Life” health education program.
Objective 1A: At the end of the first six months of the “Walking for Life” health education program, 100 parents and their children will increase their daily physical activity to walking at least one mile.
For this week’s discussion board, you will be sharing your health education program’s needs statement, two goals, and two objectives. Ensure all parts of the posting are aligned to guidelines and requirements contained in the RFP.
Note: To be respectful of your peers, in providing feedback that will be useful to them as they finalize their Needs Statement, Goals, and Objectives for Assignment 1, you are encouraged to post your responses to your colleagues by Day 5.
Post the following:
- Your Needs Statement, Goals and Objectives.
- Please use the following templates to develop your goals and objectives.
- To develop a goal, use the template below and fill in the blanks and create a sentence:
- (Increase or decrease)
- (in whom)
- (in the name of your health education program).
- To develop SMART objectives, use the template below and fill in the blanks and create a sentence:
- WHEN—Time bound
- from _____________________ to __________________________.
- MEASURE with a number, rate, percentage of change, or baseline—Measurable
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 5, “Common Sections of Proposals,” pp. 79–104
- Chapter 6, “Strategies for Effective Writing,” pp. 105–115
- Chapter 7, “Common Pitfalls in Proposal Writing,” p. 117–124
- Chapter 8, “Writing Considerations for Specific Research Proposals,” pp. 125–133
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Stokes, K. (2012). Writing clear statements of needs and goals for grant proposals. AMWA Journal: American Medical Writers Association Journal, 27(1), 25–28.