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The Grant Doctors 365 / 070320

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Need a good way to verify if people are reading your proposal drafts? Place an Easter egg or two in the narrative. At a random point, insert a sentence that’s completely off topic. Examples: “My mother’s meatloaf had a little too much ketchup.” “The Giants will always be better than the Dodgers.” “I never read […]

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The Grant Doctors 365 / 070120

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A Colorado county turned down $1.3 million in flood recovery funds because of the grant’s timeline and the amount of work that still needed to be accomplished. County officials didn’t want to accelerate the work, and potentially impact safety, just for the sake of drawing down federal funds so they passed on the money and […]

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The Grant Doctors 365 / 062920

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How does your organization coordinate its grant seeking and/or grant management efforts? Do you have a single coordinator/manager, or maybe a team, that watches over everything? You could be unknowingly duplicating your grant-seeking efforts or letting things slip through the cracks without a good system of coordination and oversight.

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The Grant Doctors 365 / 062720

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If your organization is going to hire a grants consultant, you should have a basic understanding of how proposals are prepared, how grants are managed, how consultants are paid, etc. This will help keep you from being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous consultant. You don’t need to know everything—just enough to prevent being suckered. […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation awards CDOT $60M federal grant to improve stretch of I-70

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June 18, 2020 EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — The Colorado Department of Transportation will receive $60.7 million in federal grants to make improvements along Interstate 70 in Eagle County. U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced Thursday morning that the grants will help CDOT complete multiple safety projects between post 180 and 190 in […]