EXCITING NEWS! Our training section, Smartegrants, has partnered up with Udemy to help you get your organization on ‘board’ with grant readiness. We’ve developed an infographic to help guide you on your path to being a Grant Ready Organization. Smartegrants is our training and coaching arm. Our mission at Smartegrants is to cultivate leaders in the world of grants. Grant Readiness is an essential part of grants. So, it is a topic we come back to time and again. In fact, we have a few other Grant Readiness posts here and here and here and a grant readiness assessment here. KEYS…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 →
Effort Reports & Payroll Certification – The ‘What’s and ‘Why’s Grant makers, at all levels, are seeking greater accountability,accuracy, efficiency,transparency and timing for contracts and grant compliance activities. Federal agencies are accountable to Congress and to the public for the use of the funds they award. Many agencies require Effort Reports or Payroll Certification. The federal government requires institutions to have a process in place to certify that salary expenses on federally funded sponsored projects represent an equitable distribution of charges based on an employee’s work activities. As specified in applicable cost principles, at a minimum, adequate time and effort reports…read more →
Federal Grants, Where Do I Start? Are you having trouble navigating the federal grant world? You are not alone! There are over 1600 federal grant programs provided by Congress. The scope and complexity of federal grants has increased considerably over the past decade. It can feel overwhelming when you start to seek a federal grant. For many grant seekers, grants.gov is often the go-to source for federal grant information. If you start with grants.gov – you are probably too late to get the grant! See, grants.gov will provide you with information on existing grant opportunities. You want to win…read more →
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 →
Making Money with Program Income! Do you need more matching funds to meet the grant requirements? Do you want to serve more clients with your grant program? Do you want your program to be sustainable after the grant is complete? Consider Your Program Income! Program Income can help you meet your matching fund requirements, help you serve more clients and increase program sustainability during and beyond the grant project!
Celebrate SAM in July! SAM = 1 Login, 1 Process, & 1 Reporting Location. SAM is sponsored by the Government Services Agency (GSA). SAM will consolidate numerous grants and contracts databases into one location. SAM will give users one login site for accessing information and data currently housed on a variety of siloed sites. Beware, this next bits of information are a lot of acronyms and jargon. SAM will merge 9 government data and reporting systems into one system. Included in this list of systems are several used by grantor agencies and grant applicants/grantees, such as CCR, EPLS, the FFATA (Federal…read more →