TECHNICAL GRANTS APPLICATION TEMPLATE

APPLICATION TITLE

Title your application using the format below.
Be sure to include “Technical Grant Application” in your title.

TECHNICAL GRANT APPLICATION – PROJECT NAME – FUNDING TIER

APPLICATION INTRODUCTION

In this section, please provide a brief overview of the function of the system and the reasons for its development, its scope, and references to the development context (e.g., reference to the problem statement, existing systems, feasibility studies etc). The introduction also includes the objectives and success criteria of the project. Please be sure to include the following information:

  • Purpose of the system
  • Scope of the system
  • Objectives and success criteria of the project
  • Definitions, acronyms, and abbreviations
  • References
  • Overview

TEAM

This section describes the team of the project, their skills and roles. Please include the following information for all team members:

  • Name
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Team member’s social media handles
  • Relevant experience
  • GitHub repos

TOTAL BUDGET AND FUNDING TIER

In this section specify the budget needed for the project and your funding Tier.

CURRENT FUNCTIONALITY

In this section, please describe the functionality and the problems of the current system. and how the tasks supported by your new proposed new system are accomplished now. Please include the following information:

  • Customer problems/issues
  • Application problems/issues
  • Processes problems/issues

TECHNICAL PROPOSAL

The section documents the requirements and the analysis model of the new system in your proposal. Please provide the following information:

  • Overview: a functional overview of the system.
  • Functional requirements (“shall lists”)

Functional requirements describe the high-level functionality of the system.

  • Nonfunctional requirements

Nonfunctional requirements describe user-level requirements that are not directly related to functionality. Please include information on the following:

  • Usability
  • Reliability
  • Performance
  • Supportability
  • Implementation
  • Interface
  • Packaging
  • Legal / Licensing

SYSTEM MODEL

In this section describe the scenarios, use cases, object model, and dynamic models for the system. This section contains the complete functional specification, including mock-ups illustrating the user interface of the system and navigational paths representing the sequence of screens. The subsections Object model and Dynamic model are written during the Analysis activity. Please include the following information:

  • Scenarios
  • Use case model / Features model / User Histories Model
  • Analysis object model
  • Dynamic model
  • User interface, navigational paths and screen mock-ups

DEVELOPMENT ROADMAP

This section describes the milestones and the phases of the project. Breakdown the development roadmap into a number of milestones including the following information in each milestone:

  • Specification of the software or deliverable
  • Requested funding per milestone
  • Milestone duration

MAINTENANCE CONSIDERATIONS

In this section, please specify any maintenance considerations and your plan to maintain the proposed project.

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