The Needs Assessment report
After your needs assessment, the assessor will write a report to recommend all the things that were discussed in the needs assessment which you thought would be useful. This report is sent to your funding body who then decide if the DSA funding can be used to pay for those recommendations. Usually, all recommendations are approved, but funding bodies can query any recommendations they feel are not fully justified or do not meet the funding guidelines.
When this happens, the funding body will inform your assessor, who may then provide additional justification or evidence in order to try and get the recommendation agreed, or accept that it will not be funded.
Once an agreement between the assessor and funding body has been reached, or (more usually) if all recommendations were agreed without any queries, the funding body will send you written confirmation (usually called a DSA2 letter) that the funding has been approved and give you details about how to order equipment and arrange the other support.