Steps to Writing a Grant Proposal 2 Regarding a Grant Proposal, the first step is requesting for one, then one must develop a logic model to outline the target population and their problems, goals, and corrective measures that need to be met. In order for the Youth Symphony to receive a grant proposal an abstract statement is first needed; the abstract statement is very important since it allows the grantor to become involved and see why it is important for the children to have a stable music education. One should include statistics within the abstract and also goals, the problems and greater outcomes predictions all should be included as well. Once this has been done a table of contents, which is the outline for the grant proposal should be in placed; this shows the information that is listed and will allow for easy reading and make it more understandable to the reader. It is important to have a specific aim and also significance needs and have a problems statement. For the Youth Symphony, the aim of the proposal would be based on the purpose of developing a program such as, offering funding for young children who are in need of musical instruction. The importance of providing young children with music opportunities would be the aims need; the specific aim statement must be clear and direct. Coley & Scheinberg (1990) explain a good example for the Youth Symphony may be “Understanding the importance of musicianship our children may receive, our funds are currently inadequate to instill early musical development. By receiving funds the programs our children could receive would show the need for continuing funds which will provide a better environment because the benefits of a music education will ensure success in society, life, school and would develop greater intelligence.” This would provide to be a useful outline while writing of the needs and problem statement,
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