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Grant News Grab Bag: TIGER Demand Ever Greater, and Other Stories

by Pamela Muse on June 9, 2015
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Grants_Grab_Bag-1.jpgEvery so often, we publish on issues affecting local governments, grant writing, webinars, and anything and everything related to grants and municipal projects. Because there's too much good stuff to report on, we mix together those stories in a digestible "grab bag" format. Pick out what relates to you:

TIGER Program: Ever Popular, and Underfunded

Fourteen and a half billion dollars. That’s the amount of funding requested by applicants during the latest round of the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. That's 29 times the amount available according to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. In this last round, the USDOT received more than 950 pre-applications to fund transformative and innovative capital projects. Read more.

$1.2 Million in Grant Funding for Lima, OH

Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide comprehensive services to support the mental, social, and emotional development of children from birth to age 5 from low-income households. In addition to education services, programs provide children and their families with health, nutrition, social, and other services. In eCivis’ latest case study on customer success, we interviewed Director of Community Impact Michael Hayden on how eCivis grant writer Linda Butler helped the City of Lima, OH, with its grant needs—in particular, an Early Head Start grant that will allow for over 80 additional children to benefit from critically needed services which otherwise could not be provided. Read about Lima’s success.

Performance Measures, Police, and the Public

Violent incidents in several of America’s cities have exposed the underlying tensions between police and the public. Could the underlying tensions between police and the public they serve have been encouraged by the fact that most police departments are pushed to measure crime clearance and enforcement? How do performance measures affect behaviors and effect incidents? These issues are explored in the Governing article “Did Performance Measurement Cause America's Police Problem?” Read more.

Webinars for Small Towns and Cities

eCivis will host webinars for small towns and cities with populations under 7,000 throughout the month of June, dubbed Small Cities Month by the National League of Cities. The next webinars are for Thursday, June 11, 8:00-8:30 a.m. PDT; Monday, June 15 12:00 noon-12:30 p.m. PDT; and Wednesday, June 17, 11:00-11:30 a.m. PDT.

Grant myths debunked, Government grants are not free money