Organizational readiness for federal grants involves more than having someone capable of preparing a proposal. It’s a 360-degree look at your organization including: governance; organizational capacity; policies, systems and controls; and the external environment. Over the next several days, I’ll share the elements of organizational readiness detailed in my grant readiness assessment available on my […]
Here are my 10 tips on how to apply for federal grants: Read the Notice of Funding Opportunity carefully and thoroughly. Make sure your goals are aligned with the funder’s priorities. Look at past grants to see the type of projects that are funded and the geographic distribution of those projects. Attend a funder’s workshop […]
Just because your organization can apply for a federal grant doesn’t mean you should apply. A lot more thought needs to go into applying for federal funds beyond (1) money is available and (2) we need money.
Do you ever look to see what your representative and senators are doing in DC? Congress.gov is the place to keep an eye on them and all the legislation working its way through the halls of Congress. It’s also a good place to look up pending legislation with new grants in them. Using the search […]
Case studies are a great way to learn about managing federal grant. And the Internet is full of them via the good old fashioned news. With Google News or Bing News, search on the following phrases: “federal grant audit” and “federal grant mismanagement” and “federal grant lost” and “federal grant misspent.” You’ll be surprised how […]