Grant News: Grow America Bill, AFG Awards, Grant Writing Session

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on May 6, 2014 9:51:00 AM

eCivis Grant News Grab Bag, Grow America Act, 2014 transportation bill, multi-modal transit programs

The following article is part of our "grant news grab bag" series on various news related to grants, grants management, and grant writing.

Grow America Transportation Bill

The White House has proposed a $302 billion, four-year Grow America transportation bill that would open up new competitive grant opportunities. The bill arrives at a time when MAP-21 is set to expire in September. Some aspects of the Grow America bill:

  • Provides $5 billion over four years for the hugely successful TIGER program
  • Includes a new Fixing and Accelerating Surface Transportation (FAST) program, modeled off Race to the Top, for transportation projects
  • Includes a new Rapid Growth Area Transit competitive grant program
  • Provides $4 billion over four years to support $40 billion in TIFIA loans
  • Permits tolls on interstates
  • Encourages pay-for-success, outcomes-focused contracting

Some of the best analysis on this bill and its potential effects can be found on Streetsblog USA: http://usa.streetsblog.org/2014/04/30/how-the-grow-america-act-could-modernize-federal-transportation-policy/

AFG Award List Released

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) disbursed funding for more than 80 projects for FY2013. Read more here: http://www.fema.gov/assistance-firefighters-grant-awards/award-year-2013.

eCivis in Chicago

eCivis Vice President of Grants Professional Services Dr. Beverly Browning will host a daylong grant writing seminar in Chicago on Friday, June 20. Read more about this and other grant writing sessions at our Eventbrite page.

A reminder: Grants are becoming increasingly competitive. Consider how they can provide much-needed funding as you finalize your budget for the new fiscal year:

Why You Should Consider Competitive Grants for FY2015 Budget Planning

Topics: Transportation, TIGER, Fire Grants, Grant News, Legislation