• EOC Proposal Writing Workshop
    October 17, 2020 - October 19, 2020
    12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Talent Search and Educational Opportunity Centers Proposal Writing Workshops

Sponsored by ASPIRE (Virtual)

Saturday, October 17, 2020 9 am CT (8 a.m. MT) – 6:00 PM CT (5 PM MT)

Sunday, October 18, 2020 9 am CT (8 am MT) – 12:30 PM CT (11:30 AM MT)


Join the ASPIRE Proposal Writing Team of Andrea Reeve and Lourdes Zavala for a 1.5 day grant proposal writing preparation workshop.  The workshop will review all the known proposal selection criteria from TS and EOC Program Regulations plus thoughts about program design and framework, submitting through grants.gov, incorporating best practices, and potential inclusion of competitive preference priorities and a logic model.  If you’ve already started the writing process, the workshop will provide a good review and checklist of where you should be; if you’re beginning to write, the workshop will help you set timelines and what needs to be accomplished. If the Department of Education has issued a draft or final RFP, we will base the workshop on that RFP.  If nether has been issued, we’ll use the 2016-17 versions as guidelines.


ASPIRE will offer draft proposal reviews for up to three sections of a grant proposal for an additional fee of $100.  You must submit your draft by October 12, electronically in Word.  The Reviewer will read and provide comments in Word and schedule a 45-minute phone consultation by October 26.

Talent Search & Educational Opportunity Center Proposal Writing Workshops

2020 ASPIRE Annual Conference


Tentative Agenda


Saturday Day 1  Mountain Standard Time

Time: Session: Room/Location:
8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. TS & EOC Proposal Writing Workshop Registration
8:30 am – 9:30 am Welcome, Competition Overview, Timelines, RFP, Hints

Talent Search and EOC together


9:30-9:45 am Break to change rooms
9:45 am – 10:30 am Program Design:

Talent Search – Lourdes Zavala

Educational Opportunity Center – Andrea Reeve

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon Need Section:

Talent Search – Lourdes Zavala

EOC – Andrea Reeve



12:00 noon – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm Objectives Section:

Talent Search – Lourdes

Educational Opportunity Center – Andrea

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm Plan of Operation:

Talent Search – Lourdes

Educational Opportunity Center – Andrea

3:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Break
3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Applicant & Community Support (Lourdes)

& Personnel (Andrea)

Questions from the Day

EOC and TS Together – Lourdes and Andrea

Need breakout rooms for discussion


Sunday Day 2  Mountain Standard Time

Time: Session: Room/Location:
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. EOC and TS Together

Budget – Lourdes

9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. EOC and TS Together Evaluation – Andrea
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CPP’s, Grants.Gov, Q& A (Andrea CPP, Lourdes Grants.Gov)





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