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DOL Issues $140M in Grants for Senior Employment Initiatives

Sometimes we find it necessary to follow up on a blog post from earlier in the year that warrants further mention. Last March, we posted that the Department of Labor (DOL) was making $338 million in grants available for national…

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FHWA Issues $14.2M in Grants To Test New Methods for Funding Highways

You probably don’t think much about it as you’re traveling down the interstate, unless the road is bumpy or has multiple potholes. “This state should spend some money fixing up these highway,” you may say to yourself. However, other than…

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NIH Revamps Its Website for Grants Information

Over the past few weeks, I had noticed some changes but it didn’t really register until I came across a recent blog post from Dr. Michael Lauer, deputy director for extramural research at the National Institutes of Health. The post…

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Researchers Receive Federal Awards To Fight Mosquito-Borne Diseases

It’s almost as if it were kismet that I came across this story this morning. After asking a coworker this morning how her July 4th weekend was, she admitted that she was covered in mosquito bites after spending the day…

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DOL Provides Grants for State Unemployment Insurance Programs

Planning to cheat your state’s unemployment system? Think again. The Department of Labor this week issued more than $87 million nationwide to improve state unemployment insurance programs. The funds will allow state agencies to implement program integrity and system improvement…

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It’s as Clear as Mud

Let me say this right up front — can someone from the Department of Agriculture please contact me and explain your notice today in the Federal Register in layman’s terms?  Because, frankly, I’m lost. And I’m not the only one….

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A Lesson Learned from My Recent Golf Outing — Part 2

Back about a year-and-a-half ago, I wrote a blog post about a round of golf I played with my brother. The post basically discussed how terribly I played because it was the first time I had played in two years…

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Sneak Preview: Addressing Compliance Now Reduces Headaches

(The following was excerpted from an article in the Federal Grants Management Handbook.) Taking a soft approach to grants compliance thinking that it will “just happen,” can land recipients in hot water down the line. Proactively implementing systems and procedures,…

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Make Sure Someone’s In When You're Out

We hope everyone enjoyed their July 4th holiday. Personally, I spent much of the extended weekend painting my daughter’s bedroom (long-time followers of Funding Attractions may notice a trend here).  I also used the opportunity to prune and plant some…

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Let Us Help You Make Sense of OMB's Proposed Guidance

So I’m sure all you have diligently spent the last couple of weeks reading every word of OMB’s 244-page proposed grants reform guidance, as well as all the various crosswalks, and now know them word-for-word.

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