So you're tasked with managing grants but you have no grants team. You're not alone: Most local governments lack a grants management team to pursue and manage grants; instead, staff members work grants management into their already heavy workload. The result is an inefficient strategy and lost opportunities for awards.Read More
Let's review some grant basics. If you're new to grant writing, this article can help you determine the similarities and differences among competitive, formula (or non-competitive), and continuation funding. Pass-through grants—federal funds provided to a state or local government and then "passed through" to sub-recipients—are discussed thoroughly via the link provided.Read More
The new federal fiscal year is here, so let's take a moment to look at the basics—our definitions and assumptions about grants. What image comes to mind when you hear the term "grant"?
Topics: federal grants
We've been doing some digital spring cleaning this fall. The leaves of old content are turning, yielding to fresh new grants management content on our website and blog, including a robust grant resources library.Read More
This article provides tips and a lot of resources for redevelopment funding for your brownfield initiative. From traditional sources to little-known sources, there is a variety of funding to assist in cleanup and redevelopment.Read More
Congratulations to the recipients of the U.S. Department of Education's 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) education grants! This grant program supports the creation of community learning centers that provide academic enrichment opportunities during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools.Read More
The following are a selection of award announcements for education grants. Be sure to read up on the awesome projects funded by these robust grant programs.Read More
Has a matching fund requirement ever prevented you from applying for a grant?
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication," Leonardo da Vinci said, and Steve Jobs actualized. With last week's eCivis homepage revamp, we're pretty excited to sophisticate our design, making navigation simpler and smarter for those seeking grants management software solutions.
Topics: eCivis news
Reliable infrastructure is a key component of a flourishing economy. The Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program is built on this idea. Last Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) announced awards for the sixth round of the ever-popular TIGER Discretionary Grant program, which will fund 72 projects from 46 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. The Department received 797 eligible applications from 49 states during this round, up from the 585 applications received in 2013. Overall, applicants requested $9 billion for transportation projects—15 times the $600 million available for the program, said officials in a press release. You can read about the awardees and projects here; a sample of the projects, taken from the fact sheet, are below: