Category Archives: Federal Budget/Appropriations

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…

LinkedInShare

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…

LinkedInShare

Not All Training Has Gone With the Wind

In one of the more memorable scenes in the classic movie “Gone With The Wind,” a determined Scarlett O’Hara dramatically holds her fist in the air and declares “As God is my witness, I shall never be hungry again.” Such determination…

LinkedInShare

Want to Join My Fantasy Grants League?

Rather than blogging about how infuriating it is to witness Congress’ ineptitude to reach any kind of compromise to prevent the current federal government shutdown, I thought I’d post about something a bit more fun — baseball. We’re now beginning…

LinkedInShare

$1 Grant Award, Really?

With the current focus on sequestration and pending budget reductions, I am reminded of a prior fiscal crisis and the difficulties it created, particularly for continuation awards. The National Institutes of Health, one of the largest federal funding agencies, had…

LinkedInShare

Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

The time has come to throw an extra blanket or two on the bed and don several layers before venturing out the door. Here in the Washington, D.C., area, we’re getting set for a week of some of the coldest…

LinkedInShare

Sneak Preview: Obama Challenges Governors to Increase Education Funding

(This post is based on an upcoming article in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report. Subscribers can read the entire piece in their March 12 issue.) President Obama used his audience at the recent meeting of the National Governors Association as an…

LinkedInShare

Sneak Preview: DHS to Consolidate Major Preparedness Grant Programs

(This post was excerpted from an article in the Feb. 27 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The Department of Homeland Security recently released its plans for the fiscal year 2013 National Preparedness Grant Program, which is administered by the Federal…

LinkedInShare

The Budget Is Here! The Budget Is Here!

Yesterday, President Obama released his proposed budget for fiscal year 2013, and it was possible to hear the laughter from Capitol Hill at our offices a few blocks away. Let’s face it: the responsibility of proposing a federal budget during…

LinkedInShare

Roundup Reel: Late January Edition

(The Roundup Reel features some of the recent funding-related developments that you may have missed.) Late January means that we’re back to our regularly scheduled program for the federal funding process. Both chambers of Congress are back from the winter recess…

LinkedInShare