Purpose: To capture the readers’ attention and summarize the highlights of the plan. This is your first opportunity to make a compelling case for sustaining your effort. In one or two pages, this section typically includes brief descriptions of:View Post

  • Background: Network’s history, vision and desired results; and the unique role it plays in the state.
  • Current Status and Progress to Date: Network’s mission, goals, and key strategies; governance and staffing; current partnerships; and successes to date.
  • Future Plans and Timeframe: Outline of future plans and timelines for accomplishing your goals; summary of strengths and advantages of your network.
  • Financial Status and Financing Plan: Resource plan, showing investments to date; descriptions of needed additional resources and brief overview of plans for obtaining the resources.

This outline is part of the Sustainability Planning Workbook. The Finance Project’s Sustainability Planning Workbook, a comprehensive tool composed of five modules and a CD-ROM that helps users clarify their vision, identify key issues in sustaining their work, and develop strategies to achieve long-term goals. While the materials in the Workbook are focused on services for children and families, the strategies and training modules for sustainability planning are relevant across the age and disability spectrum.*

*Due to limited resources, only the state grantee received the hard bound Sustainability Planning Workbook.  A limited number of boxed modules that comprise the Sustainability Planning Workbook are available from ARCH.

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