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Grants Management Readiness Survey

You can't solve problems without asking honest, sometimes difficult, questions. For example, "Are we satisfied with how our agency researches grants? Manages awards?" And, "How effective are we at handling audits and audit findings?" The following short survey has been provided to jog your thoughts about your grants management processes, with questions related to:

Detroit's IT Strategies Relevant for Local Governments

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Heartbleed: No Risk to eCivis Subscribers

Grants Management from Harris County (Part 2)

On March 27, 2014, eCivis spoke with Hank Griffith, Deputy Director – Grants, for Harris County, TX, about grants management best practices from the third most populous county in the United States. Below is part 2 of the interview (click here for part 1):

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