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Health, Safety And Nutrition In Early Childhood Project

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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY ALL THE BELOW INFORMATION TO PREPARE THIS DOCUMENT. AND PLEASE SEE ATTACHED DOCUMENT .
CAPSTONE PROJECT , PROJECT IS FOR GRANT PROPOSAL FOR CHILDREN NUTRITION
COURSE : HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD .
THIS IS A GRANT APPLICATION PROPOSAL PROJECT FOR GRANT FUND FOR CHILDREN NUTRITION, NOT SURE HOW MANY PAGES YOU WILL NEED TO WRITE.
PROJECT DESCRIPTION :
To culminate your learning in this course, practice thinking how you can exercise your influence to teach children and families to make healthier choices and/or to help local communities or organizations shift the environment to make healthy choices easier and more convenient. 
Assignment Summary:
Imagine that you have an opportunity to apply for a competitive grant up to $50,000 to improve health outcomes for children in your community.   Prepare a grant application that includes the kind of information that local funders usually require in a Request for Proposal, such as:
• Purpose of your project
• Goals and objectives of the project
• Health outcome(s) that you expect to improve
• Audience(s) to whom the grant's activities will be targeted, including demographic data
• Evidence that suggests that what you propose is needed (Read and cite a minimum of four research articles to justify your proposal.)
• Activities you will accomplish to meet your goals and objectives (plan and scope of work)
• Time-line for each project phase
• Budget including how you intend to allocate the grant funding (in table or spreadsheet format)
• Qualifications and experience of you and other staff on whom grant funding might be spent
• Collaborative partnerships formed and/or employed to carry out the grant plan of work
• Training necessary to accomplish the project
• Evaluation process
• Appendices (including any additional supporting data in the form of graphs or tables, demonstration of support from program recipients, collaborating organizations etc.)
Assignment in Detail
Although your project may be hypothetical, prepare your proposal as if you really intend to submit it to a funder.  And who knows?  Our concerns for the health, safety, and nutrition of children are shared by many funding organizations.  Perhaps your course project could become a funded project for the benefit of children and families within your community.
As you consider project options, consider readings, discussions, and assignments in the Health and Nutrition for Children course.  Select a project that demonstrates that you have met at least four learner outcomes from this course. 
As you select your project and create a proposal to accomplish it, think carefully about each segment of your grant application.
Purpose of your project
What are you trying to achieve?  What situation or problem are you trying to solve?  What will be better after your project has been accomplished?  What is a general description of your project and why does it matter?
Goals and objectives of the project
List SMART goals that indicate the desired outcome(s) of your project.  For each goal, list at least 2-3 objectives (also in SMART language) that break the goal into bite-sized pieces.
Health outcome(s) that you expect to improve
Be specific, focused, and clear!  You can't do everything.  What specifically do you intend to improve?  How will those improvements be measured?
Audience(s) to whom the grant's activities will be targeted, including demographic data
Clearly define the specific group of children, their ages, family ethnicities, income, neighborhood descriptions, and any other data that describe who will benefit from the project.
Evidence that suggests that what you propose is needed and/or has the potential to make an impact
Demonstrate with researched information that your project will make a significant difference. To justify your proposal, read and cite a minimum of four research articles and apply that research data and conclusions to the needs shown by your target audience.   And/or cite research of similar projects that demonstrate the potential of your project to make a positive impact on your target audience.
Activities you will accomplish to meet your goals and objectives (plan and scope of work)
Here's where you give greater detail about what you intend to do with the funding.  Again, be specific, focused, clear, and concise!
Time-line for each project phase
You may choose to connect your time-line with the details of your plan of work above or create a separate sub-heading for the time-line.  Regardless of where you choose to describe it, the time-line helps funders understand and place your proposal in context.  Your time-line tells clearly when you will begin your plan of work, your anticipated milestones to measure your progress along the way, and your anticipated completion of the project.  Assume that the grant will follow a 12-month period – either calendar- or school-year, depending on which is more appropriate for your project.
Budget including how you intend to allocate the grant funding
Project budgets often include the following categories or line items and assign a specific dollar amount of anticipated expenditure to each.  A narrative explaining and justifying each line item in the budget follows the budget listing.  Use table or spreadsheet formatting to create your budget.
• Salary
o Full salaries of new or additional staff in hourly, per diem, annual, or lump sum amounts
o Percentages of existing staff salaries in hourly, per diem, annual, or lump sum amounts
o Time allotted for each staff member
• Equipment
o Items that should remain useful beyond the active life of the project
o Might include equipment for food preparation, active play, transportation, safety, etc.
• Materials
o Items that will be completely used up by the project's conclusion
o Might include curriculum, food preparation ingredients or supplies, handouts, pamphlets, etc.
• Office Support/Overhead
o A portion of telephone and utilities costs of the lead or hosting organization (usually not to exceed 10% of the total proposal)
o Paper, printing, duplication, office supply costs
• Travel/Transportation
o Transportation and/or lodging costs necessary to carry out the project plan of work
o Transportation and/or lodging costs associated with required training
• Training costs (if needed)
o Registration / fees associated with training necessary for staff (volunteer or paid) to carry out the project's plan of work
o Might include registration costs associated with required training to effectively use a curriculum
• Totals: Sub-totals for each budget line-item plus income and expense grand totals
Qualifications and experience of you and other staff on whom grant funding might be spent
For this course assignment, include your resume and/or a qualifications document that demonstrates that you are uniquely qualified to implement the project.  Also include the qualifications of any other staff – paid or volunteer – for whom you are requesting funding.  For the purposes of this assignment, you do not need to provide names and resumes of anyone other than yourself, but if your proposal will require additional staff, do include the types of qualifications you would seek should your grant be awarded.
Collaborative partnerships formed and/or employed to carry out the grant plan of work
Many funders require or strongly encourage collaborative partnerships – in order to avoid duplication of efforts and to maximize impact.  Indicate in your proposal whether and how you would choose to collaborate with other organizations to carry out your project.
Training necessary to accomplish the project
Some curricular packages require training and/or certification before use, your project might involve providing turn-key training for others, or there may be a specific conference or training that would help you achieve your project's outcomes.  If that is anticipated, indicate what the training is and how your involvement with it will contribute to the successful completion of the project and benefit the project's audience.
Evaluation
Learning to conduct a full evaluation process that effectively measures the impact of a grant project is beyond the scope of this course.  However, do indicate a general description of how you would measure your project outcomes:
• Which elements would you measure?
• How might you go about it?
• What would constitute successful outcomes? etc.
Appendices (including any additional supporting data in the form of graphs or tables, demonstration of support from program recipients, collaborating organizations etc.)
• Bibliography of references (including at least four research articles that support your project outcomes and/or plan of work)
• Supporting data that may give your project a competitive edge with your funders, but that may interrupt the flow of the main proposal due to its length and/or format.  Cite references.
In an actual proposal, you might gather letters of support or intent from potential partners, recipients, community members, staff, legislators, etc.  For this assignment, list organizations from whom you might seek letters of support or intent.

Content:

Capstone Project
(Student’s name)
Health, Medicine, and Nursing
(Institutional affiliation)
Capstone Project
* Purpose of the project
The purpose of the $50,000 grant is to improve the outcome of children’s health in the community because a lot of work needs to be done and being sick at a young age causes distress. This could have an effect on their health as they grow older, which is why they need to be healthy from day 1. Furthermore, the social, physical, intellectual, environmental, emotional, career, and spiritual aspects of a child’s life has to be given care and attention. If a child is healthy, all of these will follow. Someone who is sick cannot have a good social life if he or she has a health issues. For instance, if a child is starving, it will affect their focus and they will not be able to communicate properly with those around them. A healthy person will also look aesthetically pleasing because they will also have good skin and posture. It is true that the greatest investment a person can make is on themselves. This is why promoting good health among children will create a brighter future for the society. They will be shaped into intellectual and healthy leaders that will serve the next generations. The grant of $50,000 will go a long way and a lot of children’s health needs will be covered.
* Goals and objectives
The goals and objectives of the project are very specific because it is intended to focus on wh...
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