Grant proposals form the foundation of any funding application.

Grant proposals form the foundation of any funding application. Grants are well-written documents presented to target organizations to sec…

Hello, thank you for your help this week, I\’m in labor. Attached I have my selected FOA – NATIONAL CENTER FOR HIV, VIRAL HEPATITIS, STDS AND TB PREVENTION National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS)

Using your selected FOA, prepare your answers for this week’s Discussion posting. Link or attach your FOA to your discussion posting for review.

There are many elements that make up a budget. Using the weekly readings, the South University online library resources, and the Internet, research grant and contract budgets. Based on your research, respond to the following: 

  • Which element will generally make up the bulk of grant funds you will receive and why (particularly in a grant or contract that is a multi-year award)? Describe this element. 

Make sure to read your FOA thoroughly. There are always budget restrictions and caps with every agency. So what you “think” will be the bulk of your funds, may not actually be because of the FOA’s restrictions. Ensure you are accurate in your response.

According to your textbook, some of the basic components include: Direct costs, personnel, consultants, equipment, supplies, trainee expenses, travel, rental space, consortium costs, other expenses, F&A costs, and institutional commitments. But again, read your FOA for allowable costs.

  • Explain your answer with the help of examples.

Read your FOA, as well as your textbook, Chapters 10 & 11. Use outside scholarly sources, as well.

Give reasons and examples in support of your responses. Be sure to cite any relevant resources. 

Grant proposals


Grant proposals form the foundation of any funding application. Grants are well-written documents presented to target organizations to secure funding for research. Activities involved during grant applications should be clear, concise, and supported by evidence. Therefore, following due process and adhering to grant provisions is critical. As much as a grantee should follow due process, the focus should be placed on the bulk of the grant: the problem statement or statement of needs because funding organizations weigh in on the content provided here.

The problem statement forms the bulk of the funds you will receive. Therefore, before drafting a grant, you must determine factors to consider, most of which will grab a reviewer’s attention and draw interest. A grant highlights a problem that needs to be solved, and so, they need to solicit funding from multiple organizations increases the chances to find solutions (“Building blocks of your grant proposal: The problem statement”, 2021).

An initial consideration is to define a problem and state its significance within a community. In my FOA, the problem is overburden by HIV infections and necessitates the need to conduct bio-behavioural surveillance among victims. The next consideration is to identify the target population, which in this case, are men who have sex with men, persons who inject drugs, and heterosexually active persons. Finally, the social impact of the problem is identified, and evidence should be provided to indicate that the problem is real.

Identifying the needs of the target population allows a grant application to establish a solid grant application that compels the reviewer to acknowledge the existence of a problem and the need to solve it by providing funding. This position will be supported by a concise draft of problems, intended allocations, and predetermined use of allocated resources to solve social problems.

Grant proposals


Building blocks of your grant proposal: The problem statement. (2021). Retrieved 20 May 2021, from

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