Author Archives: Lily McManus

Looking for Grants? Watch out for Phishing!

Scenario: You receive phone call or email from a purported federal employee, congratulating you on winning the grant and asking for your organization’s financial information so that you can pay to activate or qualify for the award…what should you do?

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Sneak Preview: ED Proposes New State Authorization Rules for Distance Learning Programs

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Development Handbook.) The Department of Education (ED) proposed to amend its institutional eligibility regulations for programs authorized under title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA)…

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Sneak Preview: No Zika Bill Passed Before July Recess

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Development Handbook.) Congress adjourned for a seven-week recess on July 15 without passing emergency appropriations legislation that would have made supplemental funding available for federal grants to fight…

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Sneak Preview: Agencies Offer Pre-Award Risk Assessment Tools

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Development Handbook.) Officials from two state agencies shared lessons learned on conducting pre-award risk assessments, as well as advice for other federal agencies and grant applicants, during a…

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When Should You Hire a Grants Consultant

Grantseeking can be a daunting task even for seasoned applicants, and may seem nearly impossible if you’re a newer or smaller organization, or one with less experience with grants development. You might be eligible for any number of public or…

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Sneak Preview: USAID Changes Rules on Overseas Funding for Religious Organizations

(The following was excerpted from a recent article in the Federal Grants Development Handbook.) The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) recently updated its regulations relating to the ability of religious organizations to apply for USAID funds for overseas projects…

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Grantseekers Take Heed: Don’t Miss Out on FY 2017 Funding!

As federal agencies approach the end of federal fiscal year (FY) 2016, grantseekers can expect to see more funding opportunity announcements on Grants.gov marked with “$0” under “Estimated Total Program Funding,” or with the caveat that the number of awards…

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