Prepare a Concept Paper

If you have not already done so, prepare a concept paper for your proposed project and use it as a guide as you begin writing. When planning a programmatic grant with a team, working through the conceptual process becomes especially important. Take time to brainstorm with the team and talk through the whole program before you begin writing. Develop an outline of your work plan in table form, showing how project goals relate to proposed methods and specific activities. Include who will be responsible for each activity, the anticipated timeframe for completing each activity and how you plan to monitor progress and evaluate results. Developing a work plan in this way will for the team to think through the whole program and will provide a strong organizational structure for the proposal narrative.

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