Category Archives: Grant Writing

Congressional Letters of Support – Really?

(This guest post was written by Karen Norris, grants manager for Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. She has more than 20 years of experience supporting educational institutions in the state of Maryland and as a grants consultant. She is currently…

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Letters of Support – How Useful Are They?

(This post first appeared as an article in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report and was written by Karen Norris, grants manager for Montgomery College in Rockville, Md. She has more than 20 years of experience supporting educational institutions in the state…

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Sneak Preview: Grantseeking Quicktips – Agency Focus: SAMHSA

(This post is based on an upcoming article in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report. Subscribers can read the entire piece in their Feb. 13 issue.) Better applicants mean better projects and better fulfillment of grant program missions. The federal agencies that…

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Become a Grant Reviewer to Become a Better Applicant

One of the smartest things a grantseeker can do is find a way to get inside the heads of those who make the decisions about which grant applications to fund. Sometimes that’s as simple as reading the fine print of…

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Roundup Reel: Early February Edition

(The Roundup Reel features some of the recent funding-related developments that you may have missed.) The Department of Housing and Urban Development will hold a conference call on Monday (Feb. 6) about its fiscal year 2012 Choice Neighborhoods Implementation program,…

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SAFER Application Period Open Through Feb. 24

The application period for the fiscal year 2011 Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program opened yesterday. The SAFER program provides local fire departments with funding to increase their staffing and emergency-related deployment capabilities, which allows communities…

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Fighting the Mid-Winter Doldrums?

This time of year can be rough for a lot of people. First, there’s the post-holiday slump – the physical and emotional crash from a flurry of activities and interactions that can range from joyous and energizing to uncomfortable and…

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2-4-6-8, Who Do You Appreciate? Practicing Gratitude in Grant Work

You may have noticed that Funding Attractions had a couple of days off over the Thanksgiving holiday.  We hope that you were also able to get a little downtime with your nearest and dearest.

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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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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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