Page limits must be followed; using 1 inch margins, single spaced, single sided, 11-pt font.
Cover page (1 page)
Project Title (capped at 15 words)
Project Category and Knowledge Area (See below)
Duration of project: Start & End date (not to exceed 24 months)
Contact Info for Principal Investigator (Name, Title, Organization, Address, Email, Phone number)
Executive Summary (1 page)
Provide a concise overview of the project in non-technical language. Within the provided overview, address how the project is going to reach small to medium-sized producers and/or processors and for projects with an education component, explain the project’s educational goals (i.e. number & location of workshops, number of participants reached, etc.).
Project Team (1 page)
List essential project personnel, their position/title, organizational affiliation, and their specific roles and responsibilities in the project.
Project Narrative (4 pages max)
Problem Statement: Summarize the problem your project will solve. What is the problem? Who is impacted by it? Provide data that describes the extent and importance of the problem.
Project Goals: List the quantifiable goals of the project; describe data that will be collected to measure progress toward the goals.
Proposed Solution: Describe the proposed work scope, methods and approach and how you will measure the results. Include approach, methods, results and data interpretation /analysis.
Regional Relevance: Summarize why the proposed work is specifically relevant to the region. Projects with national and international relevance are also welcome, but the regional relevance needs to be demonstrated.
Measurement of Results: Describe what the key measures of project progress (outputs and results) are. Explain how and when you will measure progress and ultimate results of the project.
Plan for Evaluation: Describe the ultimate project impact. Summarize how and when you will plan to evaluate the progress and ultimate impact of your project on small to medium-sized producers and/or processors. A logic model plan is recommended and can be attached as an appendix (not in page count).
Summary of Relevant Prior Work (Literature and Situational Review) (2 pages max)
A summary of the existing knowledge that supports the proposed work. Include a summary of prior and current work in this area by members of the project team. A list of references can be attached and does not count toward page limit.
Budget Request Justification (2 pages max)
Provide justification and background calculation as appropriate for each budget item and project year. See format information below for the budget sheet.
Letter of Commitment
Provide a letter of commitment from the Organizational Official authorized to commit your organization to sponsored contracts.