USC Grant Writing Certificate Program

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Needs Based Assessment and Research

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The Needs Based Assessment and Research course at USC examines why conducting a comprehensive needs assessment and developing a strategic plan is the best way an organization can truly be effective in accomplishing the goals that were stated in the plan and need statement. 

USC’s Needs Based Assessment and Research course takes students through the complete study of the necessary assessment process and explains why it is the critical part of the grant proposal. Students will learn how to conduct the vital research, field studies and data analysis essential to compose an effective needs assessment. The course explains how to identify the goals, policies and objectives of a comprehensive plan or study in order to systematically indicate how the current needs will benefit from funding and ultimately deliver a desired result. 

The Needs Based Assessment and Research course also identifies the key components of a successful needs assessment and emphasizes research and statistics. This training will give participants the ability to explain and defend their needs by adequately describing the relationship between the available grant and the actual problem.

Prerequisite: Introduction to Grant Writing


After this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the definition of a Needs Based Assessment
  • Know where to locate relevant statistical data
  • Facilitate a community based focus groups
  • Define the components of a comprehensive assessment


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