Once you have a clear understanding of your population, organizational capacity and some of the environmental factors that may influence program success, it is time to select a program best suited to address the unique needs of your population and setting.
This stage includes the following key steps:
Program selection is a critical step in reaching intended outcomes. Level of needed adaptations must be considered during the selection process. For example, programs are more likely to be sustained if they align with organizational and local policies, so consider how these policies will influence the implementation of the proposed program with fidelity. If you would be required to make red-light adaptations in order to align with the needs of your population or setting, you will likely need to consider a different program (If you are a OAH grantseeker, consider applying for Tier II funding).
Select program(s) that aligns with your setting and population.
The Select Stage ensures that you choose a program that aligns with your target population and has the highest likelihood of impacting outcomes.