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NSF Requesting Comments on Draft Revisions to its Proposals and Award Guide

If you’re a recipient or applicant of awards from the National Science Foundation (NSF), listen up! NSF has drafted revisions to its Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide (PAPPG) and is now seeking public comment on these proposed revisions….

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HUD Awards $132M To Improve Distressed Neighborhoods

Sometime you just need a helping hand, especially this time of year. This week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development awarded $132 million to five U.S. communities to redevelop severely distressed public or assisted housing and revitalize surrounding neighborhoods.

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VA Awards $7.8M for Adaptive Sports Programs for Disabled Vets

This seems like good timing. Coming on the heels of the recent Summer Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarded up to $7.8 million in grants for adaptive sports programs…

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EPA Issues Awards To Reseach Climate Change

Upon witnessing snow falling in the D.C. region this past weekend, it can make sense that there are numerous factors leading to climate change. Snow in January is expected; not in mid-April. Now, breathing in an April snowfall may not…

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$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…

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Sneak Preview: FHWA To Assess Contract Competition Procedures

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) A Federal Highway Administration policy expected by the end of the year will call for a review of state bidding and contract awarding procedures to ensure states…

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Sneak Preview: HUD Awards $30 Million to Brownfields Projects

(This post originally appeared in the Feb. 13 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced awards totaling $30.5 million that were made through three competitions of its Brownfields Economic Development Initiative program.

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Sneak Preview: HUD Awards Millions in Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants

(This post is excerpted from an article in Thompson’s Local/State Funding Report. Subscribers can find the rest of the story in the Jan. 23 issue.) Earlier this month, Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced 13 awards…

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L/SFR Sneak Preview: Transportation Funding a Mixed Bag

(This post is excerpted from an article in the Dec. 12 issue of Local/State Funding Report.) The availability of federal transportation-related funding continues to be a mixed bag. On Nov. 28, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced the distribution of…

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A-133 Compliance Supplement: 57 Days Late and Counting

The Office of Management and Budget had better release the FY 2011 Circular A-133 Compliance Supplement soon; we’re running out of pictures of snails!  Only one more workday left for OMB to get the supplement released this month. Where’s Agent…

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