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Grant News Grab Bag

The Grant News Grab Bag covers multiple topics that concern funding trends affecting local governments and nonprofit organizations, among other organizations; it also offers a bit of grant writing assistance (PFA sources below!). All this is distilled into a digestible (or so I hope) "week in review"-like blog post:

U.S. Navy and Alternative Energy: Strange Bedfellows?

How I Secured Nearly $40 Million in Energy Grants

The following guest blog article was written by David Lipten, Ph.D., owner/consultant at GrantWorks. In this article, Lipten discusses his experience writing winning federal grant proposals as a former novice grant writer. Dr. Lipten can be contacted at: granted2u@gmail.com.

 In June 2009, the Obama administration announced a $3.9 billion Department of Energy (DOE) grant program, the Smart Grid Investment Grant Program (SGIG), to help utilities modernize the nation’s electrical infrastructure. At the time, I was a grant writing novice with little knowledge or experience in the energy field, but I dove right in anyway and took on a few freelance assignments to attempt to secure DOE grant funding. How, then, did I manage to write a number of successful proposals  on a highly specialized subject—one that involved topics like cyber security, and that included technologies like solid-state Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) “smart” meters, remote service switches, and power-line communication modules—without any prior experience? I did so simply by reading and writing well.