ERIC Number: ED341923
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
How To Fund Career Guidance Programs.
Durgin, Rod W.; Drier, Harry N.
The resources necessary to operate a complete career guidance program are considerable. This handbook maps the territory of funding resources for those working in the field of career guidance. Following two brief introductory sections, the first part of the handbook deals with defining program needs. The needs that are identified can serve as the basis for developing funding proposals. Under each of the need categories (e.g., staff, audiovisual media and equipment), are questions designed to help focus on the needs in that category. The next section examines types and sources of funding. The following categories of proposals are described: major grant proposals, mini-grants, excess property/corporate donations, and in-kind giving. Four major sources of funding are considered: the federal government, state government, local sources, and foundations. The next section, Using the System, contains guidelines for proposal development. Included here is information for selecting the best funding sources to pursue, building a case for the proposal, and preparing the proposal. Forms include a time line for proposal development, a proposal development format, a sample budget summary, and a sample resume. The final section looks at ways to become involved in policy formation and funding decisions. Contact addresses, sample foundation descriptions and their grants to career guidance, a funded proposal for developing a career resource center, sample letters, preliminary proposal, and a sample time line are included in the appendices. (LLL)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Consortium of State Career Guidance Supervisors, Columbus, OH.; COIN Educational Products, Toledo, OH.