Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) Western Region @ Metropolitan State University of Denver

Proposal Format

Please use the following guidelines when drafting your project proposal.


Project Title

Please include a descriptive title for your project.

Project Narrative

*5-page maximum, at least 11 point font


  • Organization name and location
  • Current professional development programs
  • Partners and/or collaborating organizations
    • What individuals or organizations will be working with you on this project?
    • What is their role within this project?


  • Rationale for your project
  • Project goals
  • Project objectives
  • Project plan
    • Target audience
      • Location
      • Number of educators
      • Targeted subject(s) taught
      • Grade levels
      • Relationship with target audience
      • Recruitment plans
  • How will you reach your goals and objectives?
    • What format (e.g., online, in person, etc.) will be used for training?
    • What TPS materials will be incorporated?
  • Expected Outcomes
    • What projects will participants complete? (Examples: lesson plans, learning activities, primary source sets or journals.)
  • Dissemination Activities
    • How will you share the outcomes?
  • Sustainability
    • How will you continue to introduce teachers to TPS materials beyond the funding cycle?

Project Evaluation

How will you determine the success of your project?

Project Timeline

Budget and Justification

*3-page maximum

Costs associated with implementing your proposed project (see budget format example and budget justification). Include source(s) of the required 20% match.



The roles and background of staff who will work on your proposed project.

Include a vita (two-page limit) for the project director that includes name, title, business address, telephone number, and email address. Include biographical paragraphs for other staff.

Authorized Financial Representative

  • Name:
  • Title:
  • Business Address:
  • Telephone Number:
  • Email Address:

Supporting Documentation

  • Examples: letter of support, workshop agendas, advertisements, participant application forms, etc.