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Grant-Related News You Can Use

by Pamela Muse on December 5, 2012
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News on federal grants and the fiscal cliff, grant advice for small businesses


Grants for Small Businesses?

While there aren't federal grants for getting your business up and running, there are grants for established small businesses. Dr. Bev Browning offers guidance in today's USA Today article.

FREE Webinar with Dr. Bev Browning:

Dr. Beverly A. Browning, author of Perfect Phrases for Fundraising, will discuss how to use “the right phrase for every situation…every time” next Wednesday, December 12, 3:00-4:00 p.m. EST. Webinar details can be found here.

Fiscal Squeeze

There’s but a month left before the U.S. economy steps off the so-called fiscal cliff unless Congress intervenes. According to a Pew Center on the States report, “Roughly 18 percent of federal grant dollars flowing to the states would be subject to the fiscal year 2013 across-the-board cuts under the sequester, … including funding for education programs, nutrition for low-income women and children, public housing, and other programs.”

Because states differ in the type and amount of federal grant funding they receive, the effects of grant cuts would vary. According to FY 2010 revenue data (most recent available), total federal grants subject to sequester made up 10.3% of South Dakota’s revenue, followed by Illinois (8.5%), Georgia (8.5%), Texas (8.0%), and Tennessee (7.7%) facing the highest cuts. Connecticut (5.2%), Wyoming (5.2%), Minnesota (5.0%), Alaska (4.9%), and Delaware (4.8%) would suffer the least in terms of federal grants subject to sequester as a percentage of state revenue. The national average is 6.6%.

Why does this matter at the local level? States fund close to one-third of local government budgets.

FEMA Reminder: Must Be SAM-Registered to Receive Awards

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) award notifications are underway, “but many applicants are not eligible to receive awards until they have registered their CCR and DUNS information in the System for Award Management (SAM) website,” FEMA states. “Failure to register with SAM will delay any potential AFG or SAFER award,” so register as soon as possible.


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