(And happy birthday to everyone born today.)
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 […]
Listening = Respect redux.
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 […]
It’s three months until the end of the federal fiscal year (i.e., most federal grant performance periods). Don’t leave money on the table. Spend your grant! (Or, start planning your extension request if that option is available.)
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.
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. […]
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 […]
Listening redux: Listening = Respect