Final Project: Writing the Grant Part 1: Needs Statement, Goals, and Objectives
Write your Needs Statement. Substantiate the need by presenting proof of need. Keep in mind that the Needs Statement must reflect best practices in grant writing.
Next, using bullets, list your goals, then your objectives, and finally your evaluation criteria for each one.
*Evaluation Criteria #1,n
*Evaluation Criteria #2,n
*Evaluation Criteria #3,n
It is imperative that your needs statement, goals, objectives, and evaluation criteria align.
For example, Goal #1, Objective #1, and Evaluation Criteria #1 must align and collectively meet the needs statement.
When developing your objectives, use the SMART objectives framework; list each of your project objectives.
Project objectives must be specific.
Project objectives must be measurable.
Project objectives must be achievable.
Project objectives must be realistic.
Project objectives must be time-based.