A word to the wise: If you need help with your federal grant or your annual report, contact your program officer this week before everyone goes on vacation. DC turns into a ghost town in December. At the very least, ask if they’re taking time off so you can plan around their schedule.
November 24, 2020 Despite initially capping the award amount at $1 million for a 16-week program serving a minimum of 10,000 Mississippi children, Gov. Tate Reeves gave nearly twice that in federal funds to a Utah-based organization serving only a fraction of the number of kids. Waterford.org requested and received $1.9 million to provide a […]
Own everything you do—all of it: good and bad.
I’ve mentioned this before, but it’s worth repeating. Follow every RFP/NOFO guideline and requirement: page limits, margins, font type, font size, line spacing (including line spacing of tables, headers and footers), information that should (and should not) be included in the appendices, what can (and can not) be included in the budget and so on. […]
November 17, 2020 Detroit City Council on Tuesday approved plans by the city to compete for a federal grant to bring more affordable housing to the Corktown area and improve public spaces. The city’s housing and revitalization department will submit a bid for the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, which […]
Feels a little different in 2020.
Optimism > Pessimism
November 18, 2020 Texas Tech University has been awarded a federal grant of $236,997 for mental health research related to suicide prevention, U.S. Senator John Cornyn announced today. Specifically, the grant will be used to research the dynamic regulatory processes in the transition from suicidal ideation to action. The funding comes through the National Institute […]
Here’s an idea very few grant seekers take advantage of: look at other organizations’ proposals. Many federal agencies post successful proposals online (they’re public documents after all). Visit the federal websites with the grants you’re interested in and download a few proposals from previous cycles. Take a look at everything: see how they’re formatted, how […]