Application: Completing the Request for Proposal
Submitting a Request for Proposal (RFP) is usually a requirement for human services administrators who wish to pursue government grants. For example, the director of a homeless shelter might apply for a grant from the state government for supplies, such as cots for the shelter, to expand the program. Completing an RFP can be a long process that requires planning and collaboration. Before delving into the details of the RFP, it is wise for administrators to develop a strategy and an organized method for carrying out the steps of the process. Completing the RFP can be a challenge for human service administrators. Nevertheless, the effort is well worth receiving government grants for human services programs that might otherwise go unfunded.
The assignment (2–3 pages):
•Explain steps you would take to complete the Request for Proposal. Include where you might go for information, who you might talk to, and who you might enlist to assist with the process.
•Describe potential challenges related to completing the RFP and explain how you might address them.