Benchmark – Grant Writing Process

Part 1-Logic Model

In your position as a law enforcement manager, you have been tasked with applying for a 1-year, $100,000 DOJ grant for a community-based violence prevention initiative involving at-risk youth. The purpose of the grant is to provide an opportunity for strategic transformation in a police department. The DOJ has many grant opportunities for justice and police agencies.

Review strategic transformation in Chapter 15 of your textbook.

Review all the components of the “How to Develop a Program Logic Model” from the Corporation for National &Community Service.

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Complete the attached Logic Model worksheet and submit it with your Executive Summary.

Part 2- Draft Executive Summary

Write a 250-500-word draft executive summary of your proposed program. The executive summary tells the story in a very succinct way of why your grant should be the one funded. Include the information gathered from your logic model. Explain how the grant will improve organizational outcomes that align with organizational needs. Grant reviewers have hundreds of applications to review, so your executive summary cannot be longer than two pages.

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Please refer to the directions in the Student Success Center.

This Benchmark assesses competency 1.2: Apply creative management practices to improve organizational outcomes aligned with organizational needs, and competency 4.5: Write a grant proposal for a specific agency need.

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