5 Steps to Start Your Grant Application The grant opportunity has been announced. You have prepared for this! You have a project plan, you have partners lined up, you have all of your registrations and policies and procedures in place – you are grant ready. What is your next step in the grant application process? We all have our own rituals and processes to get started on the first draft of the grant application. Here is what has worked for me on my federal grants. Read & Rip Read! Download and read everything you can – ALL of the guidelines,…read more →
8 Steps to Implementing the DATA Act The DATA Act aims at making federal spending data accessible, searchable, and reliable. The DATA Act isn’t just about federal reform, it also provides an opportunity to have open, public dialogue on how federal dollars are spent. This information will serve as a tool to inform management decision-making, improve oversight, and give key insights that can lead to innovation both inside and outside of the government. Progress for the DATA Act Recently, on the OMB blog, the Fiscal Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Dave Lebryk and OMB Controller Dave Mader announced the roll out of 57…read more →
Guess who is turning 50? The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is celebrating the big ‘five-oh’ this year (and so is yours truly). I have a long history with HUD, their grant programs, their policies and their staff. I believe our greatest impact on economic development, childhood health and wellness, life-long health and wellness, workforce stability and growth, energy efficiency, and so much more – starts at home and with homes. The quality, safety and accessibility of housing, especially within our poorest communities, has a profound effect on our public systems – schools, the judicial system, medical system. I…read more →
DATA Act is LIVE!
(Originally posted on grantchat.org )
Did you know there are $600 billion in federal grants and cooperatives agreements distributed annually?
How can government grant makers increase transparency and accountability in the grants management process, while reducing administrative burden and risk of waste, fraud, and abuse when there are so many agencies, grantees and dollars to track?
That is exactly what the DATA Act aims to address.
Grants and Social Media I believe in the potential of networks, the energy of connections and the power of partnerships to change the world. I believe we can only make significant changes in our communities and our world when we build bridges from government to the citizen, from philanthropy to stakeholder, from corporations to grassroots organizations – connections that leverage our collective experiences, resources and missions to change lives and change our world. Building bridges and networks to address housing, health and environmental challenges has been at the heart of my work for the past 15 years. During that time I…read more →
In this our third Link Party blog, we’ll discuss the eight competencies of the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (the elements upon which the exam for GPC certification are based). Click on the links in this blog for more great information from my esteemed colleagues Jana Jane Hexter, Diane Leonard, Heather Strombaugh and Mark Whitacre. You can also read our two previous Linky Party blogs here and here for more information and additional links. What Your Grant Professional Knows Could be Worth Millions! Do you engage a grant professional – staff or consultant – when you develop your strategic plan(s)? If…read more →
6 SIGNS YOU MIGHT NEED A GRANT CONSULTANT Do you need to hire a Grant Consultant If you are experiencing one or more of these situations you might need to hire a Grant Consultant: Denied funding No Grant Strategy Limited funding threatens organization or programs Highly competitive grants No time, No GPC Taking it to the next level Your organization has been denied grants throughout in-house attempts. You have done your very best to secure grants. You hear from the funder that your application was denied. Telling your Board or your Mayor or – the worst – your…read more →