The abstract is a crucial part of the proposal because it acts a summary of the programs funding, objectives and goals and is often times the first page the proposal readers read. The abstract should include the following:
Name of agency
Type of organization
Purpose and objectives of the project
Specific interventions for the project
Target population: demographic, age, race, gender, SES, special needs, etc.
Location(s) and setting(s) of project
Relevance of the proposed project to the funding intentions.
Table of contents
The table of contents is a simple directory of where and what information is included in the proposal. It should be in list form, neatly organized and easy to follow. The proposal should include divider tabs to separate the various sections and follow the order of the table of contents.
The specific aims are the game plan of the PEACE Domestic Violence Agency. Each goal or objective is stated and the approach and desired results are detailed so the reader can see the method this agency intends to use for success. The specific aims will also include two subsections, the background and significance and a needs and problem statement. The background and significance section will include the statistical data surrounding the issue of domestic violence and therefore highlight the significance of this problem. The needs and problem statement will focus on why domestic violence is occurring in the target demographic and the current solution to the problem, by doing this this PEACE can focus on why their strategy will improve the current conditions.
The target population for PEACE is victims of domestic violence; the urgency for assisting this group is obvious. This section will serve to describe the specific community that PEACE wishes to serve. The race, gender, age group, religious affiliation or ethnicity of a victim is not a factor; the goal of this agency is to help any victim, so there...