750–1,000 words Part 1
Although the term grant writing is often used in a generic manner, there are a number of specific grant types that grant writers in criminal justice and related fields may pursue. Please discuss the various types of grants listed below, and provide examples of each type.
- Using the library, course materials, textbook, and Web resources, research the various types of grants listed below:
- Block grants
- Employment grants
- Program grants
- Technology grants
- Construction grants
- Research grants
- Address the following in 750–1,000 words:
- For each type of grant, answer the following:
- What is the purpose? Explain.
- What are the advantages? Explain.
- What are the disadvantages? Explain.
- Provide 1–2 examples of the type of grant.
- Be sure to reference all sources using APA style.
Part 2 400–600 words
Some grant writers believe that grant proposal writing is analogous to making a sale. Indeed, a key facet of the grant proposal is to describe the existing program, technology, or building space and demonstrate a need for an upgrade.
- Select a program, technology, or building (fictional or real) within any criminal justice/law enforcement agency of your choice.
- If you selected a fictional program, technology, or building, then be sure to provide an adequate amount of fictional information/details.
- What is the purpose of the program? Explain.
- Specifically, why do you think there is a need for an upgrade? Explain.
- What arguments could you present to persuade your audience of your case? How would these arguments be effective? Explain.