Program Summary for Continental Senior Center
Instructor, Charlette White
May 6, 2011
A grant proposal for a human services organization is a written presentation of a program plan. The general attributes of a grant proposal is a plan written in formal and polite third-person language, has no abbreviations or slang language, and includes an abstract that summarize the intentions of the program. The abstract is the shortest part of the proposal but is the most read and very critical to the success of the proposal. The abstract is among the first few pages that will be read by the proposal reader and will form the important first impression.
The understanding of the proposal is formed from the abstract and will be the deciding factor on how the proposal is ranked. It is very important the abstract is well written and that it represents your proposal effectively and succinctly. Also, the proposal should be detailed and highlight how the agency will approach the identified needs or problems of the target population. The function and purpose of a grant proposal is to fund new programs and services developed by the human service organization to meet the needs of the community.
The development plan that I will be discussing in this paper is the program plan for Continental Senior Center. The Senior Center has been presented a funding opportunity by the Wesley Foundation. This foundation supports multi-issue community organizing groups that work in low-income neighborhoods that are accountable to neighborhood residents, and through which people are empowered to have a major vote in shaping decisions that affect their lives.
The Wesley Foundation supports organizations that organize by enlisting and nurturing participation of a large number of neighborhood residents; organizations and institutions; recruit and formally develop local leadership; enable citizens, including youth, families, and seniors to develop an...