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Develop Program Budget

photo of a calculatorYou may have needed to think about a budget before this phase, especially if you needed to hire a contractor to help with formative research. Even if you've spent money already, think through the rest of the budget at this time. You'll need to predict how much money each activity/component will cost and figure out where the money is coming from.

You may want to discuss the budget and/or make decisions with your partners and stakeholders. Including them in the discussion may smooth the way for financial contributions, or at least allow them to feel involved in the process. Developing a budget together can create a foundation of agreement about the program's priorities.