Budgeting in human services organizations brings about many challenges. Human services agencies must be creative in managing their budget due to the increased demands on the agency and the needs of the clients and stakeholders. There are many legal, contractual, and other requirements under the concept of financial management, as such agency administrators need to be creative to obtain funding. Applying for grants in both the private and public sectors is one access to funding resources. Most grants will require that you present a proposed budget for use of the funds. Thus, grants and budgeting often go hand in hand.
For this Discussion, think about grant writing and the elements needed to write a successful grant. Then, review sample grants at . Identify one grant to discuss.
Post the following:
Support your post with specific references to the resources. Be sure to provide full APA citations for your references.
Lauffer, A. (2011). Understanding your social agency (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Sage.
Chapter 9, Fundraising and Development (pp. 285320)