Grant Proposal

Topic: This Is A Grant Proposal About Children/Adolescents With ADHD in Durham NC

Objective: You are to use the topic and create a Proposal on ADHD Children/Adolescents In Durham NC

Paper Structure:  Problem identification, prevalence, assessment of resources, impact of the problem, implementation plan and a closing statement should be your subtitles for the proposal and this is what should be answered in each section:


Problem Identification: Research and identify resources for a specific developmental, behavioral, or diagnostic need for children or adolescents in your community (3–4 pages):

a. Prevalence: Determine a necessary program or service by examining current needs for children or adolescents in your community, using the standards established by the American Psychiatric Association.

i. What is the issue you have chosen to address? Who is affected? What data do you have that points to the prevalence of this issue?

ii. What is the necessary service or program? How will it address the needs you have examined?

b. Assessment of Resources: Evaluate available and needed resources in your community.

i. Evaluate the resources available for providing a program or service such as the one you have identified.                  ii. Determine necessary resources that are not available and explain their importance in providing the identified program or service.

c. Impact of Problem: Describe the impact of the problem on individuals, families, and the community. Construct an impact statement based on the prevalence of the identified issue and the lack of community resources.                i. Articulate how the lack of the identified program or service has an impact on the community.

ii. How is the lack of available resources exacerbating the issue?

II. Literature Review: Conduct a review of available literature around developmental theory in regard to your identified issue (3–4 pages):

a. Problem/Need: Using American Psychiatric Association criteria and current professional research publications, how is the identified developmental, behavioral, or diagnostic problem identified/diagnosed in children and adolescents?

b. Theory Survey and Comparison: Survey current developmental theories.

i. Identify the factors that contribute to the prevalence of the problem according to these theories.

ii. How do these different theories compare? What are their contrasting opinions in regard to prevalence and diagnosis of your identified problem?

III. Intervention Strategy: Research and justify the selection of a theoretically supported and effective intervention strategy for addressing the target issue (2–3 pages):

a. Efficacy: Analyze and critique at least two established intervention strategies for inconsistencies and effectiveness.

i. Critically examine intervention strategies for consistency with current developmental theories.

ii. How effective were these strategies in addressing their respective issues? To what extent would these intervention strategies address the issue identified in your community?

b. Selection: Select an intervention strategy and justify your selection based on its effectiveness and the individual, familial, environmental, cultural, and political factors. Your strategy should be appropriate for your age-specific population.

c. Ethics: Analyze the selected intervention strategy for possible ethical and legal challenges. Consider provider as well as client concerns.

IV. Implementation Plan: Construct a plan for implementation of the selected intervention strategy in your community (4–5 pages):

a. Narrative: Compose a narrative to describe the setting, personnel, target population, length of time for service, and capacity of the proposed program.

b. Training: Formulate a strategy for the training of personnel according to the selected intervention strategy.             c. Assessment: Recommend an assessment plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention strategy.

d. Ethics: Assess the ethical and legal implications for implementing the intervention strategy in your community.

V. Closing Statement: Summarize your grant proposal/recommendation with careful attention to the audience you must convince.




APA Format: Double Spacing, 12-point Times New Roman Font, and One-Inch Margins.

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Here are some examples of Grant Proposals to help create this proposal

School/Educational Setting: Orchard Middle School has over 50 at-risk students with a reading performance that directly affects their overall self-esteem and negative behavior issues. The school submitted a grant proposal to support development of a program to help all students with poor reading skills learn to read at grade level and increase their reading speed, comprehension, and reading attention span and overall sense of worth, esteem, and achievement. Studies have shown those who do better in school, fare better with stable mental health.

Outpatient Mental Health: The Open Arms Family Center requested a grant in the amount of $250,000 to contribute to the start-up funds for a family homeless shelter and mental health services. As an innovative, all-inclusive shelter program, the center aimed to provide for 10 families with children under the age of five who are experiencing homelessness. The center is committed to its mission of decreasing the overall number of homeless families in the Metro Boston area as well as working to break the cycle of homelessness.

Community Outreach: The purpose of Healthy Tomorrows is to stimulate innovative community-based programs that employ prevention strategies to promote access to health care for children and their families nationwide. HTPCP funding supports direct-service projects, not research projects. Healthy Tomorrows is designed to support family-centered initiatives that implement innovative approaches for focusing resources to promote community; define preventive child health and developmental objectives for vulnerable children and their families, especially those with limited access to quality health services; foster cooperation among community organizations, agencies, and families; involve pediatricians and other pediatric, child, and adolescent mental health professionals; build community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, and business to achieve self-sustaining programs to ensure healthy children and families. Healthy Tomorrows requested a grant proposal for $10,000 to conduct a needs analysis for a meal delivery program to serve its less mobile community members.

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