This a continuation of Order # 346473885.
Part 1 (1 page)
You have determined a project idea and are ready to begin the research to find the RFP that is the best match
for your project.
There are many viable approaches to searching for and locating project funding, but the most effective are
those that utilize appropriate technologies. With the specifics of your project in mind, look for RFPs using the
state, federal, and foundation grants databases/search engines listed in this week’s Learning Resources. This
is an important step, so take your time in identifying grant providers that issue grant awards that align to your
organization’s specific cause or need. Bookmark these websites and keep notes in the Process DevelopmentTemplate. Each website offers a wealth of varied information for grant seekers that can greatly enhance your
developing understanding of grantsmanship.
When reviewing Requests for Proposals (RFPs), look specifically for the following information:
Who is eligible to apply?
How many awards/grants are being given?
What is the dollar amount of the grant/award?
What are the collaboration/partnership requirements?
What is the length of the grant period?
For private funders, who is on their board and does the applicant have any existing relationships with anyone?
Keep in mind:
RFPs that refer to online applications may tend to be less complicated.
RFPs for multi-year projects will be more complicated than those for a 1-year period.
Note: For purposes of this course, please adhere to the following parameters:
• You may use RFPs from federal agencies.
• You may use RFPs for a research project.
• Do not worry about submission dates that appear on the RFP.
As you examine various sites, document where you searched and the keywords you used. Keep in mind that if
you do not find an appropriate and applicable RFP (there isn’t always a funder for every project), you may need
to adjust your project or your project plan. Assess your project honestly to determine whether you need to
explore another course of action.
For this Discussion, analyze your search results for state, federal, and foundation grants, and select the RFPs
that best match your project.
Post a link (URL) for each of the three RFPs that best align to your project. Include a summary that provides a
rationale for each of your choices. The rationale should address the alignment of the RFP to your project idea
as well as alignment of the funder itself. Why is this a good match?
Be sure to support your analysis and conclusions with citations and references in APA format from the
Learning Resources and your own research.
Part 2 (1 page)
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.
Please 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.