HUD's $150 Million for Permanent Housing for the Needy

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Mar 4, 2015 3:00:00 AM

On Monday, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced that it would award $150 million in rental assistance to 25 state housing agencies to help prevent thousands of individuals with disabilities from being unnecessarily institutionalized or possibly becoming homeless. In turn, the state agencies will provide permanent affordable rental housing and needed supportive services to nearly 4,600 households with extremely low-income persons with disabilities, many of whom are hoping to transition out of institutional settings back to the community.   

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Topics: Federal Grants, State Grants, Grant News, Housing

21st Century Community Learning Centers: Grant Wins and Webinar

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Oct 2, 2014 10:39:12 AM

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.

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Topics: Federal Grants, State Grants, Education

$9.2 Million in California State Grants Available to Fight Gangs

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jul 28, 2014 10:59:00 AM

The Board of State and Community Corrections has released the RFP for city gang-fighting grants available through the California Gang Reduction, Intervention and Prevention Program (CalGRIP). The $9,215,000 annual grant program is designed to reduce gang and youth violence. Applications must be made by cities, which administer the grants, with funding then allocated to community-based organizations (CBOs) and public agencies that target youth, and law enforcement agencies, and probation departments that engage in suppression strategies. Of the total funding available through this program, $1 million is allocated to the City of Los Angeles through a noncompetitive Request for Application process.

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Topics: State Grants, Law Enforcement

Grant News Grab Bag: Webinar, Survey, New Grant Writing Articles

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Nov 4, 2013 8:50:00 AM

The "Grant News Grab Bag" series provides summaries of grant-related news.

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Topics: State Grants, eCivis Resources, Grant News

The State of Grant Funding in Arkansas: Part 1

Posted by Judith Killen on Sep 10, 2013 12:15:00 AM

This is the first installment of a three-part series on grant funding in Arkansas.  Part 1 focuses on charitable giving in Arkansas. Part 2 will discuss national foundations and federal programs of interest to Arkansas nonprofit organizations and state and local governments. Part 3 will outline the five things all entities must do to garner external grant funding for their programs and operations.

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Topics: State Grants, Foundations, Grant Making, Philanthropy

The State of Grant Making in Indiana

Posted by Stacy Fitzsimmons on Aug 19, 2013 6:00:00 AM

What are we to think about the availability of grant funding in and for the state of Indiana? It's a broad question best approached one grantor category at a time: foundations, state agencies, and the federal agencies each take a slightly different grant seeking strategy.

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Topics: Federal Grants, State Grants, Grant Seeking, Budgets, Foundation Grants

Federal Grants and Florida: A Spending Deficit

Posted by David Lipten on Jul 31, 2013 8:17:00 AM

In 2010, the state of Florida received some of the most generous funding amounts of any state from the federal government in the form of direct expenditures, including grant support, as it has for quite some time. But it never seems to be enough (in spite of the many calls for cuts to federal spending coming from state politicians, including many of Florida’s). Its citizens are repeatedly told that there isn’t enough money for things like education, infrastructure, housing, and so forth.

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Topics: Federal Grants, State Grants, Grant Seeking, Grant Making

Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program and Sequestration

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Mar 6, 2013 6:00:00 AM

There are a number of useful resources available on sequestration's estimated cuts to federal grant programs. Two such resources are provided by the White House and Dylan Matthews of the Washington Post. These go well beyond my humble research skills. However, I thought it useful to present some data in map form, and to focus narrowly on one program to present some perspective—in this case, a state-level view of the sequester and the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program.

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Topics: Federal Grants, State Grants, Law Enforcement, Budgets

4 Tips for Handling a Grant Rejection (Part II)

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Dec 11, 2012 6:30:00 AM

(The following blog post, part 2 of "Handling a Grant Rejection," was written by Dr. Bev Browning, Vice President of Grants Professional Services for eCivis and the author of more than 40 grant-related publications.) The best way to handle a rejection letter is with your head up, and with a game plan for getting the funding through another source. Here are some more tips on rebounding from rejection.

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Topics: Federal Grants, State Grants, Foundations, Grant Writing, eCivis Resources, Foundation Grants

5 Tips on Handling a Grant Rejection (Part I)

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Dec 10, 2012 6:30:00 AM

(The following blog post, part 1 of 2 on "Handling a Grant Rejection," was written by Dr. Bev Browning, Vice President of Grants Professional Services for eCivis and the author of more than 40 grant-related publications. Other articles by Dr. Browning can be found in eCivis' subscription-based Grants Network: KnowledgeBase.) As a grant writer, getting a rejection letter from a funding source can be a big letdown. Besides coping with your own personal disappointment, you also have to face your superiors, peers, and others in the community who rallied to your cause and helped you put the grant proposal together. The best way to handle a rejection letter is with your head up, hopes high, and a game plan for getting the funding through another source.

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Topics: Federal Grants, State Grants, Foundations, Grant Writing, eCivis Resources, Foundation Grants, FOIA