Instructions for requesting the application package will be included in the program announcement, RFP, or RFA. The application package will contain the detailed information necessary to write the proposal and provide the basis for your planning. If no application package is specifically offered, the RFP or RFA itself will provide very detailed instructions for your application. It is important to develop a central program idea or approach for your proposal. Creating a brief proposal abstract or concept paper to organize your thoughts can be helpful. Explain how your program will create the result the funding agency seeks, and how you will measure success. This will become your proposal mission statement.