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HUD Lead Hazard Control Grant Opportunity

HUD Lead Hazard Control Grants Featured in Recent Grant Opportunities Notice Grant Opportunities   JM Grants ~J. Miller & Associates, Inc.  Grant Opportunities Delivered to You! Housing and Urban Development Notice of Funding Availability for Healthy Homes    HUD Lead Hazard Control and Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Programs     Washington, DC – December 4, 2012 –   HUD office of Healthy Housing and Lead Hazard Control published their Notice of Funding Availability the Lead Hazard Control Grant and the Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant programs.      These grant applications are due February 4, 2013. However, HUD may modify the due…read more →

Telework, its the LAW!

Telework, its the LAW!

First, what is “Telework”? You may be familiar with the terms “telecommuting” and “flexible workplace” and both are used to describe what the government now generally refers to as “telework”. In practice, “telework” is a work arrangement that allows an employee to perform work, during any part of regular, paid hours, at an approved alternative worksite (e.g. home, telework center).   Does Your Organization Promote / Support Telework? Technology has allowed us to be more mobile, but many people aren’t keeping pace with this transformation.  Is your organization managing their workforce with models that are decades old? Do you or does your…read more →

Giving the Gratitude for Grants

Giving the Gratitude for Grants

Grab an Attitude of Gratitude! We are deep into the “Month of Gratitude” and Thanksgiving is upon us. I am taking time to reflect upon the things I am thankful for, like: my amazing son, my loving rescued miniature schnauzer, the quick return of my working  laptop (tear), my mom and her supportive community,  and the blessing of being able to help others do good in their jobs and in their organizations! I could go on and on…I have a lot for which I am thankful.  When I think of times of gratitude during my career with grants, snapshot memories flash…read more →

Twitter is Super Useful for Grant Pros!

Do Grant Pros Tweet? Yes! Grant professionals are on the Twittersphere – sharing, gathering and connecting. I know! Who knew? Recently, I found myself proclaiming the joys and advantages of Twitter for grant departments and grant consultants. This is surprising because a few years ago I was doggedly opposed to using Twitter. I mean, why would I want to sign up for another time sucking social media tool when I was already using Linked In and Facebook, right? Wrong! Don’t get me wrong, you can waste a lot of time on any social media tool. (Confession: I am hooked on rousing…read more →

Are There Grants for Education?

Are There Grants for Education?

Have you ever wondered if there are grants for education? For the student, grant aid is the most desirable form of financial aid because it is awarded before the tuition bill has to be paid and does not have to be repaid. I have listed many resources at then end of this post to get you started.   Let’s Look at the Main Sources for Student Grants & Loans     The federal government and colleges and universities are the largest sources of grant aid, but states and employers and other private entities also provide significant amounts of grant aid. Foundations…read more →

Building Virtual Trust to Win Grants

Building Virtual Trust to Win Grants

Build Virtual Trust to Win Grants Building trust is key to fundraising, grant seeking, partnerships and client services. is important, including grant seeking.   Building virtual trust is an essential element to building trust for your organization. Our world is wired to share information and build our reputations. Your reputation as an agency, as a board, as a program, and as a professional can impact the organization’s ability to secure funding. Building your online reputation and online relationships is vital to your organization’s reputation and you will increase your fundraising and grant seeking success. Grantors and donors feel entitled to having your…read more →

Independent Consultant Tools: An Interview with Jo Miller

Independent Consultant Tools: An Interview with Jo Miller

Independent Contracting – from Members of the new Minnesota North Star Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association   Joan Oswald of the Miller-Dwan Foundation sat down with Jo Miller, Certified Grant Professional of JM Grants, for a lively conversation about the independent grants profession. Here’s what they had to say.   Joan: Technology is moving so fast. To keep up, what changes have you made, and what are the tools you can’t live without?   Jo: As an independent contractor, mobility, connectivity, collaboration, and anywhere-anytime-access is crucial to my business.  My clients come from all backgrounds. From the small non-profit…read more →