Category Archives: Grants/Funding Announcements

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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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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Local Homeless Programs Get a $1.6B Boost

Following grant programs like we do, we typically see that a federal agency has made awards within a grant program in the millions of dollars. However, my eyes widened this week when I saw that the Department of Housing and…

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USDA Provides Grants To Promote Cleaner Water

It appears that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is placing a greater emphasis this year on cleaning up the nation’s watersheds. A recent USDA blog post touted that 70 percent of the 100-plus projects under in the first wave of funding…

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As It Becomes Law, Learn More Now About the DATA Act

It’s been many, many months in the making but the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, better known as the DATA Act, is finally becoming a law. Now the question is, “What next?” What does this mean? If you want to…

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COFAR Releases Details About its Upcoming Webinar

Do you have about four hours free on Monday morning? If so, then you may want to sign up to take part in the Council on Financial Assistance Reform’s webinar on the new grants reform guidance. COFAR finally released an…

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The First Year of the New Grants Guidance Will Be the Hardest

At the Federal Demonstration Partnership meeting in D.C. this morning, Victoria Collin of the Office of Management and Budget was comparing the new grants reform guidance to marriage. In essence, the proposal stage was the dating stage and now that…

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New Hurricane Sandy Funds Released; What Happens Next?

This was totally unplanned, but today we provide a sequel to our blog post from Friday in which we discussed the frustration among local housing groups in New Jersey as federal housing funds to help recover from Hurricane Sandy are…

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The Train’s Leaving So Don’t Get Left Behind!

The future of public transportation has reached a critical juncture, and public transit agencies should be wary of what funds are available and how to get their portion of these funds.

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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…

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