Using the same grant opportunity as the Logic Model assignment, students will develop a thoughtful and compelling statement of need that provides current and relevant research on the issue(s) of interest and detailed information about the context in which the grant would be used. Given that grants often include specific page and word limits, the Statement of Need should between 750 and 1,000 words (excluding references). The Statement should also be single-spaced and may include appropriate, student generated tables, figures and/or charts. This is the section of a grant proposal where the applicant is making the case that that he or she is an expert on the issue and has thoughtfully considered the nature and extent of the need he or she aims to address with the grant program. Therefore, this section should be convincing and persuasive while being accurate and accessible. Consideration should be given to the types and sources of information that can be used to help make your case. I have attached a copy of the grants I used. Pick one of the grants to complete the statement of need.