Texas A&M University-Commerce

Department of Secondary and Higher Education

ETEC 579 – Introduction to Instructional Media



Term:  Fall 2002       Section:  401
Instructor:  Dr. Jason Lee Davis



Overview of Project


You are to create a complete written proposal.  This proposal may be in response to a typical or specific Request For Proposal (RFP)/

Request For Application (RFA) or addressing an identifiable need.  Proposal topics should be approved by the instructor.  You are urged to design a relevant and timely proposal serving a useful purpose in your district, discipline, business, or area of educational focus.  An ideal product of this project is a proposal suitable for presentation to a school board or corporate directors or for submission to a grant awarding body for possible funding.


Required elements of the proposal


*      Justification of the project.

*      Local administration of the project.  (who will be responsible for on-site administration and implementation as the Project Director and what is the scope of this individual’s, and/or associated committees’, duties.)

*      Target population intended to benefit from the project.

*      Scope of the project:  geographic range, number of individuals involved, etc.

*      Duration of the project (generally from 3 to 5 years)

*      Goals of each phase of implementation.  (generally by year)

*      Equipment list with costs grouped by phase.  (year 1 …, year 2 …, year 3 …, etc.)

*      Intended means of providing personnel support for the project. (salaries are generally NOT fundable with grant monies)

*      Sources for matching funds or in-kind contributions, of applicable.

*      Budget for the project.  (By year or phases)

*      Performance measures. (How will project success/effectiveness be determined)




On-line Resources:



  Texas Education Agency (TEA) Grants Administration

  TEA Grantseeker’s Resource Guide

  Telecommunications Infrastructure Find (TIF) Board Grants

      …check this site often for announcements.  Non-competitive grants are posted here, but you have to meet the deadlines.

  Texas Records And Information Locator (TRAIL) Funding Opportunity Search Page

  US DEU Grants & Contracts Information


Rev. 09/01/2002