Applications for the Grant Program for Projects on Multicultural Activities must be submitted by April 24, 2023. Proposals receiving funding will be announced by July 3, 2023.
Note: The 2,000 word count refers to the project narrative and includes any charts, graphs, footnotes, and attachments. The word count does not include the abstract, budget justification, or the letter of support.
A Review Panel consisting of members of the ASHA Multicultural Issues Board (MIB) evalate proposals. Members of the Review Panel will exclude themselves from reviewing proposals where a conflict of interest may exist.
A staff member from the ASHA Office of Multicultural Affairs will coordinate the Review Panel. The coordinator's evaluation of a proposal will be considered only when a panel member must be excluded from reviewing a specific proposal due to conflict of interest or when the panel's ratings do not provide a clear-cut decision on a specific proposal.
Each reviewer will assign up to 100 points to each proposal as follows:
|Need for the project, including degree of impact||0–25 points|
|Plan of operation||0–25 points|
|Evaluation plan||0–10 points|
|Dissemination Plan||0–15 points|
|Budget/Cost effectiveness/Justification||0–25 points|
Proposals will then be ranked according to the average number of points awarded and any additional comments made by members of the Review Panel. In addition to the Review Panel's numerical ratings and critical comments, funding decisions are made with consideration given to factors such as the project's similarity to previously funded projects, overlap with other Association efforts, area(s) of practice, timeliness, projected impact, anticipated return on investment, and ability to respond to members' needs.
One-half of the funding will be provided upon receipt of the signed agreement letter. The balance of the funding will be provided upon receipt of an Interim Report which must be submitted by December 1, 2023. A Final Report, which includes a project summary and final budget, is required of all awardees and must be completed by December 2, 2024.
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