HTW 402 Nov 4 notes
HTW 402 Nov 4 notes HTW 403
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Date Created: 11/04/15
Goals, Objectives, Outcomes, Indicators • The movement form goals to objectives to outcomes to indicators is with respect to specificity • When you have decided on your indicators you need to describe in detail how you propose to measure them • This is what you will call your measurement/data collection section of proposal • Give examples of how you will collector or measure ex. actual survey • Outcome Ex: at the end of the 3 year project condom use among sexually active young people ages 1524 in City X will increase by 25% • Indicator: participants response to a question on a survey about their use of condoms • Ex. Objective: 300 cancer patients that cant afford roundtrip transportation to prescribed chemotherapy and radiation apts. will be issued gasoline vouchers in year 1 of the program • Outcome: 95% of cancer patients participating in the Outcomes —> Indicators • To effectively measure outcomes focus on how they can be measurable • As written outcomes can be too broad to allow for data collection • Indicators are bridges between intended outcomes and the actual data collection process • Consider a program to help immigrant clients to reduce health risk behaviors through health education and prevention activities/interventions • Ex. • Outcome: immigrant families will increase by 60% their understanding of the importance of preventive health care services • Indicators: the number of wellchild visits among children from participating families in the first and second years of the program based on an audit of medical records, and response to a survey question • Ex. • Outcome: immunization rates will increase by 30% among children in the target population • Indicator: change in immunization rate 2 years after program is implemented based on an audit of medical records Program Budgets Determine the Ground Rules • Budget is an important section and integral part of a program proposal • The budget should reflect the narrative part of your proposal • Read the funding agency’s application guidelines Developing the Budget • Budget must relate to your proposal narrative (your write up or description of the program) • INPUTS and related OUTPUTS • Elements of most budgets • Indirect costs • Direct costs: personal, travel, material, supplies, equipment, etc. Major Budget Components • Direct: the costs that are directly related to implementing a program. Ex. salary, supplies, equipment • Indirect • costs associated with the constant running operation of: • the running operation of organization • program’s operating costs, but are not directly linked to the program’s inputs, activities • costs that are the result of the program but are not easily identifiable with a specific task/activity • sometimes called overhead • calculated on total direct costs Direct Costs Salaries • Personnel Salaries and Wages • This reflects the personnel costs required to perform the program • ex. project director/principal investigator • ex. program staff & administrative staff • For programs lasting more than one year salaries should also reflect projected annual increases Direct Costs Fringe Benefits • Costs includes contribution to employee’s benefits packages which includes: health insurance, social security, retirement, vacation/sick leave Direct Costs Travel • Differentiate between local and other travel • Ex. of local travel: professional meetings, conferences, travel to perform interviews or surveys • Cite specific individuals, destination, number of trips • Include estimated costs of round trip tickets, taxis, per diem rates • Must be directly related to the program Direct Costs Materials and Supplies • Must be clearly associated with and necessary for program implementation • Ex. office supplies, stationary Direct Costs Equipment • Give details, and written estimates whenever possible • Justify the need for listed equipment in the proposal narrative or budget justification • Include the shipping expenses and justify it in the budget justification Direct Costs Consultants/Contractual Agreements • Consultant costs represent fees or honoraria paid to individuals for a specific service • Not employee of the program or the agency where the program is housed • Where possible include draft contractual agreements with an organization/individual Budget Justification • Provides narrative explanation of the budget, identifies your costs and explains your need for them • Answers any queries a reviewer of your proposal may have about how you calculated your various costs Other Budget Factors Cost Share • Costs borne out of the organization or agency that houses the program • Three types of Cost Share: • Mandatory • cost contribution is required by funding organization as a condition • Voluntary • Offered by your org. or agency • InKind Contribution • Represent the value of all noncash commitments provided for free Budget Preparation Tips • Brainstorm all foreseeable costs • Identify allowable and nonallowable costs as provided by funding agency • Proposal budget and narrative part of the proposal must be matching • Budgets should be reasonable • Create a budget by reading the tasks needed for each input, activity • Avoid lump sump requests, be as clear and detailed as possible, use budget justification even if not required • Allow for inflation salaries, utilities, rental, and transportation costs often increase each year • Follow your org.’s and the funding org.’s guidelines
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