Process  Developmen

Discussion: Project Ideas
A grant can be a powerful  tool for achieving what might otherwise be  impossible, or at least very  difficult, to accomplish. What are some  project ideas you have in mind for  addressing a specific problem or  need? If you were to apply for a grant, what  would you pursue? What  might your organization pursue?
With project ideas in mind,  read the literature and familiarize  yourself with evidence-based practices associated  with the problems you  are seeking to address. Determine what is currently being  done to  solve or mitigate these problems. This step is extremely important in   determining how or if to proceed with your own project idea.
For this Discussion,  critically think through your project ideas and  concepts, as well as the  literature, and select one to further develop  for your grant proposal. Use the  Process Development Template, located  in this week’s Learning Resources, to  organize your ideas with regard  to the purpose of the project and to the  research you have conducted.
Note: Use the Process  Development Template as an  iterative and cumulative worksheet for keeping notes  and ideas about  the different elements that will be addressed in your grant  proposal.  While this document will not be submitted for grading, it will inform   assignments that are submitted. You are encouraged to use this template  as both  a guide for and record of the work you are doing.
Post your project idea to help single mothers to become self sufficient to take care of their family without the help of welfare, explaining the needs it will  meet. Explain why this project might be attractive to potential funders,  and  distinguish it from others that have addressed the same problem.
Required Readings
Ward, D. (2012). Writing grant proposals that win (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Chapter 1, “The Conceptual Framework” (pp. 1–19)
Chapter 2, “Other Important Features” (pp. 21–26)
Ward, D. (2012). Writing grant proposals that win (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Chapter 1, “The Conceptual Framework” (pp. 1–19)
https://ereader.chegg.com/books/EGG9781449604684/pageid/12
Chapter 2, “Other Important Features” (pp. 21–26)
https://ereader.chegg.com/books/EGG9781449604684/pageid/32
Community Tool Box. (2017). Writing a grant application for funding. Retrieved from http://ctb.ku.edu/en/writing-grant-application
Monsanto Fund. (N.D). Best practices in grant writing. Retrieved from http://www.monsantofund.org/_pdfs/General-Grantwriting-Webinar.pdf
Document: Process Development Template (Word document)
Discussion: Project Ideas