needs development. For example, explain the Center’s mission, explain how it would operate and how Temple would be involved. You need to support your claims with “evidence” (reference to outside sources). Avoid general commentary. And you must make clear how your graphics support your proposal. please, thank you.
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Project Proposal
Modern Technology and Innovative Research Center
Submitted to:
Temple University Research Center
Pennsylvania State Education Department
Submitted by:
Yan Zhao
Professor Cirillo
November 10,2019
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Executive Summary
The project will function to support youths by developing their skills to encourage selfemployment. The project will enhance the utilization of cost-effective and accessible market-based
solutions to strengthen entrepreneurship opportunities. Because of this purpose and its operation,
and institutional infrastructure will be critical to ensure the targeted youths access the materials
they require in a comfortable environment. Temple University will function to support the projects
by strengthening institutional complicity for stakeholders in the state and national levels to offer
assistance to young people to start and grow their micro-businesses. The university will also
support rigorous learning on the efficacy of including self-employment to help the youths who
disadvantaged in the insight of enabling a conversant scaling-up. Due to focus on building
capacity, the project will be an advantage to many, including public officials at the state and central
government, who are partakers of the delivery of the program. The project will equip the youth
will a national strategy for small enterprises, not to mention the provision of scalable approaches
to discourse the youth-oriented financial empowerment. As a result, the project will offer the
foundation to state and nation-wide programs that support youth self-employment.
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Table of Contents
Statement of the problem…………………………………………………………………………………………. 4
Proposal’s Target and Promotion……………………………………………………………5
Benefits of the targeted people………………………………………………………………6
Implementation Plan…………………………………………………………………………7
Project Budgeting and Financing…………………………………………………………….8
Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………………10
Appendix……………………………………………………………………………………..12
Reference…………………………………………………………………………………….13
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Statement of the problem
In Pennsylvania State, many people are losing their jobs due to downsizing caused by the
worker’s falling demand. These job losses are causing persistent and significant issues for the
affected workers (Yellowrobe, 2015). It is also a problem for the unemployed youth whose hope
of employment is decreasing day by day. This problem continues across the state and the country
as a whole. Growing evidence of job loss for parents has also led to low education achievement,
not to mention lower lifetime earning among the youths. As a result of such cases, many debates
have been conducted in the U.S to discuss the issue of unemployment, especial the long term. This
absence of economic opportunities has resulted to critical social implications. Due to the inability
to experience financial autonomy, the youths are significantly affected, especially their dignity and
the capability to start families. Whereas the rates of unemployment have been elevated among the
educated youth, hindrances to economic opportunities are minimal to the low skilled young people.
Figure 1: Technology and Employment
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Proposal’s Target and Promotion
My project involves the construction and installation of modern technology and innovation
center in Philadelphia in Pennsylvania. The facility will feature knowledge centers as well as tools
that will be freely utilized by the youth to gain knowledge and skills for self-employment through
the utilization of innovation and technology (Kao et.al 2014). The purpose of the facility will be
providing support and technical assistance to young entrepreneurs. The provided technical support
would syndicate personal advancement for entrepreneurship with business growth training
strategies. The project will provide emphasis on the development of elementary business
management capabilities, connection to economy mainstream, and self-confidence needed to
economic freedom and business ownership. The project will foster the youth who intent to be
‘’agents of change’’ by assisting them in developing their entrepreneurship skills. The project will
also provide youth with opportunities for equal access to technical support, not to mention
professional assistance in full time. The project would similarly provide the youths with the
required job opportunities and business growth (Kao et.al 2014). The center will be able to develop
skills and talents among the youths will the concept that residents with expertise and knowledge
will be able to start a business and create more jobs and hence, business growth. As the youths are
provided with the platform to develop a business, which will act as an encouragement to circulate
money with the economy, not to mention revitalization of the local community with a sophisticated
elevated foundation of economy for future advancement.
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Figure 2: Impact of technology on employment through improved industrial production
Benefits of the targeted people
The center will operate to develop institution design and the capacity of the stakeholders
to provide self-employment support services to the youth for the long term (Kao et.al 2014). The
project will make Temple University Research Center and Pennsylvania State Department to
become significant players in supporting the economic activities of the youth by leveraging native
youth-targeted services. They will further its outreach to more deprived segments and contribute
more effectively to the utilization of delivery channels that respond better to youth’s needs.
Additionally, the project will also strengthen the capacity of civil society to bargain for self-
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employment funding services to the disadvantaged youth hence nurturing the broader youth
ecosystem in entrepreneurship support.
Moreover, because job creation is a critical building block set to achieve inclusive,
sustainable growth, the project will function to pioneer a technological approach to offer lowskilled young people with first-hand access to financial services and business skills (Baltimore
Development Initiative, 2019). The project will strive to unlock the entrepreneurship barriers to
contribute to the generation of employment and high incomes as it promotes the institution of
greater trust and self-confidence. The project will be critical as it would contribute to the
enhancement of social and economic inclusion as it fills the gap in the delivery of public service
currently significantly targeted in the area. Furthermore, by fostering human capital as well as
facilitating financial access and the development of business services, the project will ensure the
youths being targeted lead micro-enterprise. The project is projected to increase the productivity
of the micro-small businesses while encouraging formal economy transition.
Implementation Plan
The project will require the partnership to guarantee a close association between the nonfinancial services offered through the project and the available financial services through the state
administration, hence maximizing its impact (Baltimore Development Initiative, 2019). It will be
critical for the project to influence its complementarities with grants offered at the state
government to the income generation as a crucial financial source for the project. The state and the
University will ensure the funds are available for the construction of the facilities and other plans
to ensure the project is successful. The state administration will offer support to the management
unit of the project through its income-generating activities. Temple University will partner will
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several key microfinance institutions at the state level, which support youth entrepreneurship and
employment. The partnership will take a significant step to provide the beneficiary of the project
to access the non-financial services offered by the facility.
Temple University Research Center and also Pennsylvania State Department will be
responsible for the implementation of the project. The central government will also have mandates
to adopt youth policy harmonization as well as advancing the multi-sector agenda to favor the
young people. Since Temple University will be liable for oversight and overall coordination of
activities of the project, it will handle fiduciary responsibilities, which include procurement,
financial management, and monitoring (Kao et.al 2014). Two regional antennas will be developed
to coordinate the activities of the project on the ground. The local antennas will be supervised be
consultants to offer support on the implementation of the project locally. The University will
provide the facility and structures as well as logistic support as required. The University will select
the management to implement the project activities. The university advisory groups at the regional
level will ensure fostering coordination with other stakeholders to enhance cross-institutional
ownership of the facility.
Project Budgeting and Financing
The state department will provide more funds for the implantation of the project. The funds
will be used to cover the tools and equipment required for the construction as the University offers
space (Kao et.al 2014). Moreover, other financiers will be necessary to ensure all the running and
construction costs are met. It would be the work of the University to provide suitable personnel to
run the facility. The funds will also be used to ensure the required innovation and technology is
provided for maximum results. The central government will also be required to participate in the
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funding to support the initiative and the programs run by the project. The table below shows the
projected budget.
Cost by Component
Component 1:
(a) Market assessments
(b) Entrepreneurship training
(c) Post-creation BDS
Component 2:
(a) Product/curricula development
(b) Capacity building for service
delivery
(c) Capacity building to recipient
agency and local government
(d) Capacity building M&E
Transition State CoFund
Financing
(USD)
(USD)
4,090,000
486,000
250,300
1,231,000
356,000
877.300
312,000
Other CoFinancing
(USD)
Total
(USD)
895,000

1,294,300
170,000
245,000
400,000
140,000
Component 3:
(a) Project Management
(b) M&E
180,300
1,083,000
840,000
243,000
Contingencies
ISA Indirect Costs
Total Project Cost
197.300
600.000
3,1666,00
324,000
140,700
810,000
197.300
600.000
2,330,000
5700.000
The state co-financing will be given through the Pennsylvania State Department. The
contribution covers the salaries of the youth delegates, facility equipment, office space, and
salaries of the people participating in the centers (Baltimore Development Initiative, 2019). The
University will provide the financing for developed curricular and adaptation of the youth, not to
mention the capacity building for the delivery of service to modules connected to financial savings
and literacy. The government will provide general technical support as well as quality control of
the facility to the achievement of the targeted outcomes. The table below shows the budget for
indirect costs in U.S dollars.
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Description
Amount (USD)
For grant preparation, administration and
implementation support:
Staff time
260.000
Staff travel
90.000
Consultants
150.000
Consultants’ travel
90.000
Total Indirect Costs
590.000
Conclusion
The state of Pennsylvania has been experiencing unemployment cases which have been
persistent across the entire country. The highest rates of unemployment have been threatening,
especially to the youth (Baltimore Development Initiative, 2019). With space for new entrants, the
youth has been left with limited opportunities to enter the job market. As their parents lose their
just, the youth become limited on education skills hence no chance to survive the economy. The
proposed project intends to solve the mystery and provide youths with skills to experience financial
autonomy. The project is focused on supporting these youths through training and support in
entrepreneurship. The project will function to solve the issue of unemployment among the youth
by pioneering innovative approaches focused on entrepreneurship. The project will strive to fill
the existing gaps by enhancing social and economic inclusion and ensure the youth have the
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entrepreneurial skills to start their businesses. Each business will be able to provide jobs for five
youths. With as many youths as possible acquiring the skills to open up their business, it would
mean more job creation hence solving the national problem.
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Appendix
Cost by Component
Component 1:
(d) Market assessments
(e) Entrepreneurship training
(f) Post-creation BDS
Transition State CoFund
Financing
(USD)
(USD)
4,090,000
486,000
250,300
1,231,000
356,000
Component 2:
(e) Product/curricula development
(f) Capacity building for service
delivery
(g) Capacity building to recipient
agency and local government
(h) Capacity building M&E
877.300
312,000
Other CoFinancing
(USD)
Total
(USD)
895,000

1,294,300
170,000
245,000
400,000
140,000
Component 3:
(c) Project Management
(d) M&E
180,300
1,083,000
840,000
243,000
Contingencies
ISA Indirect Costs
Total Project Cost
197.300
600.000
3,1666,00
Description
324,000
140,700
810,000
197.300
600.000
2,330,000
5700.000
Amount (USD)
For grant preparation, administration and
implementation support:
Staff time
260.000
Staff travel
90.000
Consultants
Consultants’ travel
Total Indirect Costs
150.000
90.000
590.000
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Kao, T.-Y., Chen, J. C. H., Wu, J.-T. B., & Yang, M.-H. (2014). Poverty Reduction through
Empowerment for Sustainable Development: A Proactive Strategy of Corporate Social
Responsibility. Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, 23(3),
140–149. doi: 10.1002/csr.1365
Yellowrobe, E. (2015). Proposal for a small business development center on the … Retrieved
from http://scholarworks.umt.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=9783&context=etd.
Temple University. (n.d.). Diamond Accreditation Program. Retrieved from
https://studentactivities.temple.edu/diamond-accreditation-program
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