Librarian's Handbook for Seeking, Writing, and Managing Grants

By Sylvia D. Hall-Ellis; Stacey L. Bowers et al. | Go to book overview

CHAPTER 4
Project Personnel

Well-developed grant applications rely on qualified, experienced, prepared staff. The project staff is responsible to the library and its partners and the funding agency to implement, manage, and evaluate the proposed project. During the project concept design and proposal writing processes, the grant team will need to identify professional and support staff requirements.

The number of positions, their levels, and costs depend on the time that each individual will dedicate to the funded project. Typically, projects inlcude regular library staff members who will work with individuals hired specifically with grant funds. These individuals will be drawn from the library’s professional and support ranks. It is the responsibility of the grant team to determine the number of personnel, their levels, and project responsibilities; perform, coordinate, or facilitate activities identified in the proposal as outlined in the goals and service programs; exercise stewardship of the grant funds; ensure compliance with legal requirements (federal, state, and local); comply with the grantor’s and library’s expectations; and prepare and submit financial and programmatic reports on a regular schedule in a timely manner.


PROJECT STAFFING REQUIREMENTS

Selecting project staff does not differ from hiring “regular” employees. The distinction between the processes is the work assignment, the time commitment, and funding sources for salaries, benefits, and associated costs. Successful project implementation and management depend upon a skillful matching of the time and effort that will be required throughout the grant

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction xv
  • Part 1 - Grant Development 1
  • Chapter 1 - Planning- The Core of Proposal Development 3
  • Chapter 2 - Project Design 41
  • Chapter 3 - Project Narrative 65
  • Chapter 4 - Project Personnel 85
  • Chapter 5 - Project Evaluation 101
  • Chapter 6 - Budget Development 141
  • Chapter 7 - Appendices 167
  • Part 2 - Implementation and Management 183
  • Chapter 8 - After the Proposal 185
  • Chapter 9 - Implementing the Project 195
  • Chapter 10 - Managing the Project Day-to-Day 225
  • Chapter 11 - Project Accountability 253
  • Chapter 12 - Project Closeout 289
  • Glossary of Grant Terms 291
  • Bibliography 299
  • Index 305
  • About the Authors 315
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