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Entries from May 2009

You Know You’re a Grant Writer If, Among Other Things, a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Service Area Competition (SAC) Deadline Vexes You

May 24th, 2009 · 9 Comments

You know you’re a grant writer if… You’re reading the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Service Area Competition (SAC) and discover that the deadline is July 6. You’re frustrated because Monday, July 6 is a holiday for most people: the Fourth of July is Saturday, so the “holiday” part is the Monday after, which [...]

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Late May Links: Stimulus and American Recovery and Relief Act (ARRA) Madness, Free Money Wannabes, Economic Recovery, and the Government Accountability Office (GAO), and More

May 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment

* The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report stating that “Consistent Policies [Are] Needed to Ensure Equal Consideration of Grant Applications.” No? Really? It goes on: [A]pplicants lack a centralized source of information on how and when to use [] alternatives, rendering them less effective than they otherwise might be in reducing the strain [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants · Links


May 13th, 2009 · 3 Comments

[POST REMOVED following legal threats.]

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Tags: Advice · Grants

The Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) Appears at Last

May 11th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Subscribers to the Seliger Funding Report saw that the Neighborhood Stabilization Program (NSP) is this week’s featured grant. The program is significant and worth examining for a few reasons, including the massive amount of money available (nearly $2 billion) and how it illustrates some of the problems with disseminating and spending stimulus money in a [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants · · Stimulus

Professional Grant Writer At Work: Don’t Try Writing A Transportation Electrification Proposal At Home

May 10th, 2009 · 3 Comments

Seliger + Associates was recently hired to edit a proposal for the charmingly titled U.S. Department of Energy National Energy and Technology Laboratory Recovery Act-Transportation Electrification (NETLRATE)* program. We edit proposals all the time; the unusual part of this assignment is our client, which is a successful tech company with lots of engineer types instead [...]

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Tags: Advice · Clients · Grants · How-to · Stimulus

Fake Requests for Proposals (RFP) Notices Gain Popularity

May 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

When I was a kid, Isaac liked to quote the famous line from Ian Fleming’s James Bond book, Goldfinger: “The first time is happenstance. The second time is coincidence. The third time is enemy action” (that’s how I remember it, anyway, and I don’t have a copy of Goldfinger handy to check the quote). Actually, [...]

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Tags: Advice · Government · Grants · Stimulus

Foreign Language Assistance Program: Local Educational Agencies, Courtesy of the English Department

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

In the funding announcement for the Foreign Language Assistance Program: Local Educational Agencies, notice that the subagency under the Department of Education is the Office of English Language Acquisition. I can’t be the only one who finds it amusing that the Office of English Language Acquisition is in charge of a program for learning foreign [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants