Tag Archives: 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…

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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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Meanwhile, Back at the Drama Club…

So, Cinderella may to make it home before the clock strikes midnight and her carriage turns into a pumpkin, but it remains to be seen whether she’ll manage to do so without leaving something behind. Substitute Congress for Cinderella and…

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Is Congress a Bunch of Drama Queens?

With all due respect, I’d like to propose that the 112th Congress be renamed the 11th Hour Congress.

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Roundup Reel: Week of Dec. 5

(The Roundup Reel features some of the notable funding-related developments from the last week or so that you may have missed.) Hear that, Cinderella?  That’s the clock about to hit midnight – again. The big funding-related story out of Washington…

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Rubber, Meet Road

“Are you going back to good or evil?”

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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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October: Open Season for FY 2012

The federal fiscal year for 2012 officially began on Saturday, but none of the FY’s appropriations bills have been finalized and signed.  Last week, Congress managed to pass a continuing resolution (H.R. 2017) that keeps the federal government running through…

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CR We Go Again?

Baseball, football, soccer, back to school … and high season for funding-related policy debates in the nation’s capital.  With all of the debate and drama this summer around whether (and under what conditions) the federal government’s debt ceiling should be…

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House Committee Opens Its Legislative Process to Public

Given the often rancorous debates that happen around legislation, particularly around anything that involves funding, a brush with the appropriations process leaves a lot of folks cold.

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