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Federal grant puts $2.5 million toward better graduation rates

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June 18, 2020 United Way of Greenville County will receive $2.5 million over the next five years through the U.S. Department of Education’s Full-Service Community Schools grant program to support OnTrack Greenville, a collaborative effort to keep under-resourced youth on the path to high school graduation and post-secondary success.  In partnership with Communities In Schools […]

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Negative employees are a cancer to organizations. I’m not talking about the ones that occasionally play devil’s advocate or who ask a lot of questions during strategy or planning meetings. I’m talking about the ones that are constantly negative; the ones that try to undermine a manager’s decision once it’s been made; the ones that […]

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Alabama HBCU awarded $1.6M federal grant

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June 12, 2020 A grant will enable Tuskegee University to have a further reach and impact in the rural, underserved and socially disadvantaged areas of Alabama. The land-grant institution has received $1.6 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture for its Center for Innovation and Sustainable Small Farms, Ranches […]

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Before your organization can apply for federal grants, you first need to register with the System for Award Management (also known as SAM). Pro tip: don’t register with your primary Email address. Create a new Email account exclusively for SAM notifications. Your SAM contact information is a public record and advertisers take advantage of it. […]

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Editorial — Hopeful funding source: Federal grant may cover some costs of proposed YMCA project

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June 14, 2020 The novel coronavirus pandemic has led to a severe economic downturn and thwarted fundraising opportunities for numerous organizations. Among other projects, a community center proposed by the Watertown Family YMCA remains in limbo. The facility would include aquatics, racquet sports and a wellness center. Raising the $16.7 million needed for the proposed […]

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When someone leaves your organization, make sure to collect their company credit card and all other property on their last day. Don’t let them walk off with a grant-funded laptop or a cell phone or a tablet or allow them to run up a bunch of credit card charges. You’re on the hook for those […]