Author Archives: Liza Casabona

L/SFR Sneak Preview: Recent FTC Win Highlights Importance of Grant Industry Certifications

(This story is excerpted from the Nov. 28 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The Federal Trade Commission won a $29.8 million judgment in November against a company accused of peddling fake grants and other bogus services. Grant Connect had been…

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Roundup Reel: Week of Nov. 14

Here is Funding Attractions’ regular rundown of events, news and insight you may have missed this week.

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: CDFI FY 2012 Competition and Applicant Events Announced

(This post is excerpted from the Nov. 21 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The Treasury Department’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund opened the competition for its fiscal year 2012 Community Development Financial Institutions Program on Nov. 3 and announced a…

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Roundup Reel: Week of Nov. 7

It’s time for FA’s weekly roundup of grant-related news and commentary from the week.

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WaPo and HUD in Second Tussle Over HOME Program

News reports charging that the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME Investment Partnerships Program is mismanaged have surfaced again. The Washington Post ran a couple of articles this week asserting that the affordable housing program is not functioning properly.

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: GPA Regional Conference Speaker: Always “Color the Sky Blue”

(This post is excerpted from the Nov. 14 issue of Local State Funding Report.) In challenging times, grant professionals and others in the nonprofit sector need to stay more focused than ever on effective principles and keeping their passion alive…

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Roundup Reel: Week of Oct. 31

As we move on from Halloween to Thanksgiving and turkeys replace pumpkins, here’s your weekly roundup of news and happenings from the week.

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Minibus Spending Measure Passes Senate

Finally, some movement on the fiscal year 2012 budget. The Senate passed a “minibus” package yesterday that included three of the twelve appropriations bills. Specifically the measure contains Transportation, Housing and Urban Development; Commerce, Justice and Science; and Agriculture.

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: COPS Study

(This post is excerpted from the Nov. 7 issue of Local State Funding Report.) Given the economic realities facing state and local governments, the outlook for law enforcement is “bleak,” according to a recent study by the Department of Justice’s…

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Roundup Reel: Week of Oct. 24

Here’s your weekly roundup of grant-related news and commentary that you may have missed.

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