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Are You Grant-Ready? Four Key Points to Consider When Starting Grant Development

Local governments and non-profit organizations alike can benefit from a strong grant development program. To be ‘grant ready,’ however, it is key to make sure you have done your homework and have everything you need in place before starting a trek down this path. To repeat one of the great mottos of the Twentieth century, it literally pays to ‘be prepared!’

Matching Funds Required:  Outsmarting a Catch-22

It takes money to make money.  Who hasn't lived this fatalistic cliche at some point in their lives?  Big salaries require expensive degrees, but expensive degrees require fat financing.  We need a car to get to work but we need a job to buy a car.  It is no different in local government.  Many of the cash strapped municipalities that  could benefit the most from grants are discouraged from applying because of the matching funds requirement.  While the challenge can be daunting, meeting it is not impossible.  Hidden escape hatches do exist in this particular catch-22, here are some suggestions where to look for them.

Grant Deadline Passed?  Eight Reasons Not to Panic!

Has this scenario ever happened to you?  While you are researching opportunities for a project that needs funding, you find the quintessentially perfect grant. With one little problem: the deadline was three months ago. Yes, this is highly frustrating, but all is not lost. Here are eight reasons not to panic when you come across a grant after its submission date has passed.