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Grant Proposal (500-2000 words) INSTRUCTIONS: The textbook chapters referred to here are based on the 13th edition. If not, you will need to search for everything in the textbook relating to grants as part of your research. Read Chapter 23 and Chapter 7 before completing this project. Using the background information provided below, write a 500--2000 word (single- spaced) grant proposal asking for an Arts on the Radio and Television grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. You will format your proposal as a business letter . Your proposal will have the following six sections : Introduction; Background/Problem/Purpose; Proposal/Plan/Schedule; Staffing; Budget; and Conclusion. See the examples in the textbook. While these proposals take several different forms, yours should be in letter form . You do not need a letter of transmittal, table of contents, abstract, etc. You DO need to separate your proposal into sections and label each section accordingly. You DO need to get letter formatting RIGHT. If you’re unsure about letter formatting, review Chapter 17. Additionally, your proposal should include a research component, including material from at least 5 outside sources to support your argument. Sources should be documented using correct APA format for in- text citations and reference list. For additional information about research and citation, review Chapter 7 and Appendix A. Do not use yourself as a reference, or the NEA. BACKGROUND: Since the Downtown YMCA insists on charging the Academy of American Poets $5,000 to rent their space for the National Poetry Month reading, the Academy has to find another venue for National Poetry Month next year. Every April is National Poetry Month, and the Academy can’t imagine what would happen if they couldn’t afford to have the reading next year. The Academy’s Board has decided that the most cost-effective way to reach the largest audience is to broadcast the reading on public radio and TV instead of just holding the reading at the YMCA. You, as the grant writer for the Academy, have decided to apply for an Arts on Radio and Television grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to fund the reading. You’ll respond to their RFP (see links above) For more information on RFPs, read Chapter 23
You’re partnering with Houston’s KUHF radio and KUHT television stations to broadcast the event, but will that be enough to attract the audience the NEA is looking for? And where will you hold the reading if you can’t have it at the Y? You’ll have to solve those problems in your project design. Remember to avoid negative language. GRADING CRITERIA: Your proposal will be graded according to the criteria by which proposals are typically accepted or rejected (included in text). A successful grant proposal will: Demonstrate an understanding of the NEA’s needs.

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