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.
In the same group to which you are assigned for your Final Project, you will participate in a Group Wiki. In your Group Wiki, you are expected to build on the Wiki posts your group has added.
By Day 4
Post the steps you would take to complete a 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.
- Continue to post through Day 7 any additional steps that are needed and potential challenges related to completing the RFP, including an explanation on how you might address the challenges.