There are eleven elements to a grant proposal. Those elements consist of: abstract, table of contents, specific aims/background and significance/needs and problem statement, target populations, approaches and methods, long and short term goals, process/outcome/and impact objectives, activity plans and scheduling (timeline), evaluation plan, agency capacity and project management, and budget with budget justifications.

The elements are described as followed:

Abstract- Summary of the proposal and is about 45 single spaced lines or one page. It is considered the most important section of the grant proposal.

Table of Contents- Provides the reader with the contents of the proposal in a structured understanding

Specific Aims/Background and Significance/Needs and Problem Statement- The specific aim and background is a brief overview of the proposal. While the needs and problem statement is for stating problems that require attention.

Target Populations- The applicant must make a case that the target population is at risk and needs served.

Approaches and Methods- This section is for the proposed interventions or solutions that are intending to bring changes.

Long and Short Term Goals- Goals that are general

Process, Outcome, and Impact Objectives- A process that carries out the activities to be performed by the planned result.

Activity Plans and Scheduling (timeline)- “Activities are lists of tasks that must be undertaken and completed in order to achieve each objective. . . . Activities specify precisely what to be done, by whom, and within what time frame” (Netting, et al., 1993, p. 240)

Evaluation Plan- Program evaluation is a type of evaluation research that systematically assesses the achievement of a specific program (Barker, 1999).

Agency Capacity and Project Management- A person can find the agency capacity through the mission. The project management reflects the effort that the agency is willing to...