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Tips and Tools for Writing Your Community Connections Grant Proposal

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Presented by Kenneth Steinman, PhD, at The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio's Community Connections Workshop on April 20, 2012.

Presented by Kenneth Steinman, PhD, at The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio's Community Connections Workshop on April 20, 2012.

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  • 1. Kenneth Steinman, PhD, MPH kjsteinman@gmail.comCommunity Connections Workshop Gahanna, OH April 20, 2012 1
  • 2. » Background/Significance» Approach» Organizational capacity» How to list evidence» Budget 2
  • 3. • the type(s) of family violence, and the target population(s) your projectwill address• the specific factors contributing to family violence that you hope yourproject will influence• a description of your approach, including what you will do and who, Background/Significancewhen and where you will do it• a summary of any evidence that suggests your approach will have theintended influence on the factors you identify• a description of how any other community partners will collaborate onthe project• a statement of the project’s approximate cost 3
  • 4. • the type(s) of family violence, and the target population(s) your projectwill address Approach• the specific factors contributing to family violence that you hope yourproject will influence• a description of your approach, including what you will do andwho, when and where you will do it• a summary of any evidence that suggests your approach will have theintended influence on the factors you identify• a description of how any other community partners will collaborate onthe project• a statement of the project’s approximate cost 4
  • 5. • the type(s) of family violence, and the target population(s) your projectwill address Organizational capacity• the specific factors contributing to family violence that you hope yourproject will influence• a description of your approach, including what you will do and who,when and where you will do it• a summary of any evidence that suggests your approach will have theintended influence on the factors you identify• a description of how any other community partners will collaborate onthe project• a statement of the project’s approximate cost 5
  • 6. • the type(s) of family violence, and the target population(s) your projectwill address How to list evidence• the specific factors contributing to family violence that you hope yourproject will influence• a description of your approach, including what you will do and who,when and where you will do it• a summary of any evidence that suggests your approach will have theintended influence on the factors you identify• a description of how any other community partners will collaborate onthe project• a statement of the project’s approximate cost 6
  • 7. • the type(s) of family violence, and the target population(s) your projectwill address Budget• the specific factors contributing to family violence that you hope yourproject will influence• a description of your approach, including what you will do and who,when and where you will do it• a summary of any evidence that suggests your approach will have theintended influence on the factors you identify• a description of how any other community partners will collaborate onthe project• a statement of the project’s approximate cost 7
  • 8. ConsequenceRisk factor Family Consequence ViolenceRisk factor Consequence 8
  • 9. Inputs Process Outcomes Impact program component #1CCGP contributingfunds factor #1 program component #2 the problem Other contributingsupport factor #2 program component #3
  • 10. » Background/Significance» Approach» Organizational capacity» How to list evidence» Budget 10
  • 11. » Define the problem ˃Specific ˃Measurable» Define the population ˃Who? Where? ˃Be specific 11
  • 12. Perhaps too vague Specific» Domestic violence » Dating violence» Child maltreatment » Child neglect » Financial exploitation of elders 12
  • 13. Perhaps too vague Specific» Teens in SE Ohio » 10th – 12th graders in Scioto county» Children in our county » Children ages 0-3 in our county» Women in our county » Community-dwelling seniors in Canton » Low income women, 13 ages 35-64 in Xenia
  • 14. » Yes, FV is complex ˃“I cannot do everything, but I can do something.” 14
  • 15. » Important ˃related to the problem» Changeable ˃that $5,000 can change ˃smaller changes in many people ˃bigger changes in fewer people» Measurable 15 ˃so you (and others) can tell if your approach works
  • 16. Inputs Process Outcomes Impact program component #1CCGP contributingfunds factor #1 program component #2 the problem Other contributingsupport factor #2 program component #3
  • 17. » Background/Significance» Approach» Organizational capacity» How to list evidence» Budget 17
  • 18. » specific» must link to all selected contributing factors»evidence 18
  • 19. » Specific, measurable activities» Who, what, where, by when? Between 5/1 and 5/15/13, project staff will display at least 1 poster on financial elder abuse at 35 bank branches in Trumbull and Mahoning counties 19
  • 20. This grant program has three goals. By December 31, 2012,the program will:1. enable 50 organizations that serve communities in the HealthPath service area to write grant proposals for projects using best and promising practices in family violence prevention;2. enable 40 organizations serving communities in the HealthPath service area to use best and promising practices to promote family violence prevention; and3. engage 25 volunteers from organizations in the HealthPath service area to become involved in reviewing grant proposals. 20
  • 21. » “program theory” Between 5/1 and 5/15/13, project staff will display at least 1 poster on financial elder abuse at 35 bank branches in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. This will address bank tellers’ limited awareness of elder financial exploitation. 21
  • 22. Inputs Process Outcomes Impact program component #1CCGP contributingfunds factor #1 program component #2 the problem Other contributingsupport factor #2 program component #3
  • 23. » show me, don’t just tell me» what evidence suggests this activity actually influences this contributing factor? ˃Research studies (www.cdc.gov) ˃Awards/Nominations ˃Agency reports ˃Personal communication 23
  • 24. » Background/Significance ˃Problem statement ˃Contributing factors your program will influence» Approach ˃How will your approach influence contributing factors ˃Process objectives» Organizational capacity ˃Individuals, agencies, partners» Budget 24 ˃Other support
  • 25. » Background/Significance» Approach» Organizational capacity» How to list evidence» Budget 25
  • 26. » Are the individuals responsible for implementing the program well-qualified?» Is the applicant agency well-suited to implement the proposed activities?» Does the applicant agency make the best possible use of collaborative partners? 26
  • 27. » Who are they?» Exactly what will they contribute? 27
  • 28. » Background/Significance» Approach» Organizational capacity» How to list evidence» Budget 28
  • 29. » show, don’t tell ˃Cite! ˃“Research1 shows that the program…”» “suggested citation”» authors’ (or agency’s) names, year, and place of publication.» URL (if available) 29
  • 30. » Background/Significance» Approach» Organizational capacity» How to list evidence» Budget 30
  • 31. Inputs Process Outcomes Impact program component #1CCGP contributingfunds factor #1 program component #2 the problem Other contributingsupport factor #2 program component #3
  • 32. » Be specific» What monies to which components?» Most may go to personnel» Consider in-kind donations ˃Monetize 32
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  • 34. Inputs Process Outcomes Impact Pinwheels CCGP For Prevention funds in central location Community awareness of problem locally Ribbon Less campaign on child abuse Child AbuseLocal FCFC and neglect Prevention Day donates Community belief expertise, that problemconnections can be prevented and time Endorsements from mayors, baseball coaches, local newspapers
  • 35. Inputs Process Outcomes Impact Local banks Local bank tellers’ abilitypermit display to identify warning signs Media campaign and of vulnerability; available through local banksdistribution of resources materials Speaker series on Local seniors’ ability to financial financial abuse of identify warning signs ofCCGP funds abuse elders vulnerability; available of elders resources Local Local adult children ofsenior centers Flyers distributed seniors’ ability to identify donate through Meals on warning signs ofmeeting space; Wheels vulnerability; available newsletter space resources
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  • 37. Inputs Process Outcomes Impact Train Teens CCGP local teachers knowledge/skills funds to implement for how to respond Safe Dates Less Schools Implement teen dating provides Teens’ Safe Dates violence teachers, cultural acceptance in 2 amongclassroom of dating violence high schools high school time students Social media Community’s campaign cultural acceptance to publicize of domestic Safe Dates violence
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  • 40. Thanks for volunteering! Here’s a brainstorming exercise…Identify a specific problem in a specific population that you might want to address through this grant.The problem:The population:Describe a contributing factor that has all of the following characteristics: (a) it contributes significantly to the problem in this population; (b) it could be changed through this grant; and (c) it would be feasible to measure these changes.Example of a contributing factor:
  • 41. Thanks for volunteering! Here’s a(nother) brainstorming exercise…So you have an idea of what you want to do!? In the space below, describe one specific, measurable activity that you planto complete as part of the project. This process objective must include a deadline and indicate who is responsible forimplementing the activity. As much as possible, it should also include details, such as number of participants, location, etc.that you could use to assess whether the program is being implemented as planned.Process objective:Extra credit:Describe at least one contributing factor that the activity should influence. The contributing factor should have all of thefollowing characteristics: (a) it contributes significantly to the ultimate family violence problem in this population; (b) it could be changed through this grant; and (c) it would be feasible to measure these changes.Example of a contributing factor: