Paul Oostenbrug

Paul Oostenbrug is the president of East Bridge Consultants. He assists social service agencies, community-based organizations, health care providers, and start-ups to identify and obtain funding from government and foundation sources. This involves research, the facilitation of program development efforts, and grant writing.
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Grant Basics: Competitive, Formula, and Continuation Applications

Posted by Paul Oostenbrug on Oct 21, 2014 4:00:00 AM

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-recipientsare discussed thoroughly via the link provided.

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Topics: Federal Grants, Grant Writing, Formula Grants, Continuation Grants

Pass-Through Grants: Sub-awards and the Federal Government

Posted by Paul Oostenbrug on Oct 9, 2013 12:38:00 AM

Last week I published a general overview on pass-through grants. This week I’ll discuss federal research sub-awards, the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act, collaborative opportunities, and my experience with pass-through funding.

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Topics: Subrecipient Monitoring and Management, Grants Management Best Practices, Pass-Through Grants

Pass-Through Grants: What They're All About

Posted by Paul Oostenbrug on Oct 2, 2013 10:01:00 PM

The federal government allows grant recipients to act as pass-through entities in order to provide funding to other recipients. The pass-through entity receives federal funds which it “passes on” or “passes through it” to other recipients. The entity that receives funds from a pass-through entity is considered a sub-recipient. This usually occurs when a federal program lacks the organizational capabilities to provide assistance directly to the final recipients and requires support from other entities to do so.

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Topics: Subrecipient Monitoring and Management, Grants Management Best Practices, Pass-Through Grants