One of the most crucial parts of your proposal is the Summary. It is here that you summarize your entire proposal "in a Nutshell." (The Summary is also known as the Abstract.) In this section you will learn what the Summary is, how to write it, where to put it, and how important it is.
A paragraph (or a series of short paragraphs) that presents a clear concise summary of your entire proposal. It should stand alone as a brief description of your proposed program.
It is relatively short; about a page in length. (Single spaced is OK.)
Each paragraph should parallel the sections of your proposal narrative (i.e., a paragraph for introduction, problem statement, objectives, methodology, evaluaton, and anticipated outcomes)
It is inserted at the beginning of your proposal, but you don't write it until your proposal is complete. It's the last thing you write.
It is VERY important. Oftentimes, the summary is read and determines whether the proposal is considered further.