Profile Of RFP Assignment – Assignment Example

Purpose: The purpose of the ACE/Wal-Mart Success for Veterans Award Grants is to recognize and reward s for demonstrated leadership in developing programs to increase access to and success in postsecondary education for veterans and their families. It is intended to supplement the efforts of the Post 9/11 Education Assistance Act by fostering programs that support these “New G.I. Bill” veterans.
Eligibility of applicants: All applicants must currently possess a 501(c)3 IRS status. They must be degree-granting higher education institutions that are currently accredited.
Priority areas: Preferences will be given to schools with existing programs in place that support the access to and success in postsecondary education.
Project period: The grant period is for two years. An evaluation of sustainability beyond the grant period must be provided by the educational institution in order for the grant to be awarded.
Deadlines: The deadline for application is March 2, 2009. Other deadlines include the submittal of an initial program report on July 1, 2009 and financial reports on December 31, 2009, June 30, 2010 and December 31, 2010 by grantee institutions.
Amount caps: The maximum monetary amount granted in $100,000.
Project narrative elements: The application must be less than 10 pages and contain:
Cover page and Executive Summary
Project Purpose
Expected Measurable Outcomes
Work Plan
Potential Impact
Project Sustainability
Forms: Other attachments that are required but do not count towards the 10 page limit of the project narrative are:
Budget Narrative
Budget Worksheet (Personnel salaries, Equipment, Marketing/Communication, Supplies, Travel, Indirect Costs
Biographical Sketches
Letters of Support
Budget issues: Clear explanations are required for all projected expenses. Indirect costs cannot exceed 10% of total direct costs. Miscellaneous expenses should be limited.
Rationale: Texas State University should pursue the Ace/Wal-Mart Success for Veterans Award Grant even if the deadline is two months away. Texas State can highlight existing programs that assist veterans. Existing data can be used from these programs to formulate the measurable outcomes required by the grant. The other required information is readily available and could be submitted within two months.