Author Archives: Adrianne Fielding

Sneak Preview: USDA Seeks Rural Infrastructure Investors

(This article originally appeared in the Jan. 9 issue of Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report.) The Department of Agriculture recently requested inquiries from potential investors for its rural infrastructure projects. USDA’s $150 billion loan portfolio includes $5.3 billion for community facilities…

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Sneak Preview: Tribal Issues Get Administration Attention, Funding

(This post is excerpted from an article in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report. Subscribers can find the rest of the story in the Jan. 2 issue.) Leaders from the 565 federally recognized tribes joined President Obama and senior administration officials at…

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The Funding Attractions Top 11 of ‘11

It’s that time of year — when the need to buy a new calendar practically compels reflection on the year that has almost passed.  In addition to thanking you for your interest in Funding Attractions during 2011, I wanted to…

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Congress: So Close, But Yet So Far

Just when you thought that Congress might actually manage to push through its year-end policy agenda and adjourn for the holidays, there’s been yet another twist in the story.

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Meanwhile, Back at the Drama Club…

So, Cinderella may to make it home before the clock strikes midnight and her carriage turns into a pumpkin, but it remains to be seen whether she’ll manage to do so without leaving something behind. Substitute Congress for Cinderella and…

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Is Congress a Bunch of Drama Queens?

With all due respect, I’d like to propose that the 112th Congress be renamed the 11th Hour Congress.

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: HUD Revamps Homelessness Programs

(This post is excerpted from an upcoming article in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report. Subscribers can find the rest of the story in the Dec. 19 issue.) The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently issued a number of notices…

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Are Nonprofits Best at Showing Grant-Related Gratitude?

As the end of the year rapidly approaches (much to Congress’ dismay), I’ve continued to do a lot of thinking about gratitude and grant-related work. I came across a couple of blog posts on the topic from two terrific grant…

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Roundup Reel: Week of Dec. 5

(The Roundup Reel features some of the notable funding-related developments from the last week or so that you may have missed.) Hear that, Cinderella?  That’s the clock about to hit midnight – again. The big funding-related story out of Washington…

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: Transportation Funding a Mixed Bag

(This post is excerpted from an article in the Dec. 12 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The availability of federal transportation-related funding continues to be a mixed bag. On Nov. 28, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the distribution of…

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