Share
Explore BrainMass

Comparison of two proposals

Just looking for a few paragraphs (one for each bullet point) to start a discussion.

Read the two attached proposals written for funding of elementary and middle school learning projects in Virginia.

As you will see, these proposals were written using a specified format (obviously written in response to Requests for Proposals).

Use the following questions to help frame the discussion:
- If you could fund only one of these two proposals (#1 or #2), which one would you fund? Why? Does one appear more "do-able?" Why?

- Look at the "problem" in each proposal. Is it clearly stated? What kind of problem is it? How well does each proposal's information address its problem? If you were a reader responsible for determining funding, is there additional information you would like to have?

- Who do you think the readers were for these two proposals? Is the information in each proposal generally appropriate for its context?

- What main inferences can you make, even at this early stage, about proposal writing?

Attachments

Solution Preview

Using the information supplied, I have outlined the response for you. Please go over it and ask any questions you may have.

- If you could fund only one of these two proposals (#1 or #2), which one would you fund? Why? Does one appear more "do-able?" Why?

I would fund the second one. This is in part because of the other entities already involved and the funding already secured to help with the project. The project also means other uses beyond the school use. It is as much a community project for many different grade levels and it will encourage the preservation of wetlands while providing a place for students to learn in a hands on manner.

Both seem doable, though the second already has support for the idea. Additionally, the people in charge of the grant and its oversight have an edge on knowledge about grant management. The outcomes of both are admirable, and the budgets are relatively clear and well thought out.

- Look at the "problem" in each proposal. Is it clearly stated? What kind of problem is it? How well does each proposal's information address its problem? If ...

Solution Summary

A comparison of two proposals based on the supplied grant requests.

$2.19