Writing a grant can be an overwhelming activity for anyone, especially if you have never written one or have only written a few. The GOFBCI has come across several tips that can be useful in your grant writing endeavors. We have provided some of these below. Check back often to see new tips that will be added.
S - M - A - R - T
GOAL: A general statement of what the project hopes to accomplish. Should reflect the long-term desired impact of the project on the target group and any target goals required by funding source.
OUTCOME OBJECTIVE: A statement which defines a measurable result the projects to accomplish. Should be described in terms that measure the results the project will bring about (i.e. increase X, or decrease Y). Must adhere to the SMART criteria.
S - SPECIFIC
Objective should specify on major result directly related to the program goal, stating who is going to be doing what, to whom, by how much, and in what time-frame. It should specify how the accomplishment will be measured.
M - MEASURABLE
Objective should be able to describe in realistic terms the expected result and specify how such results will be measured.
A - ACHIEVABLE
Accomplishment specified in the objective should be achievable within the proposed time line and as a direct result of the program activities.
R - REALISTIC
Objective should be reasonable in nature. Specified outcomes, expected results should all be expressed in realistic terms.
T - TIME-FRAMED
Objective should specify a target date or time for its accomplishments. It should state who is going to be doing what, by when.
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