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Entries from February 2011

Writing Conversationally and the Plain Style in Grant Proposals and My Master’s Exam

February 27th, 2011 · 5 Comments

The kinds of skills you learn by grant writing don’t only apply to grant writing. Loyal Grant Writing Confidential readers know that in my other life I’m a grad student in English Literature at the University of Arizona. Last week I took my MA written exam, which consisted of three questions that I had to [...]

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Tags: Blogging · Education · Grants · How-to

Federal Budget Battle Unfolds, But the RFPs Just Keep Rollin’ Along

February 13th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Last Sunday, I wrote about the Obama Administration’s emerging planned Federal FY 2011 Budget Cuts. Not to be upstaged and right on cue, this week the House Appropriation Committee released a press release regarding Republican plan to cut the budget, CR Spending Cuts to Go Deep, which proposes $58 Billion in “non-security discretionary spending reductions” [...]

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Tags: Government · RFPs

Heavens to to Murgatroyd: Grant Competition Is About to Heat Up for Community Services Block Grant Grant (CSBG) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Recipients

February 6th, 2011 · 5 Comments

Cuts to Federal discretionary spending are coming, whether at the larger percentages proposed by congressional Republicans, more modest levels offered by the Obama administration or more likely somewhere in between. An opinion piece in today’s New York Times highlights this new reality: “The Easy Cuts Are Behind Us” by Jacob Lew, director of the White [...]

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Tags: Advice · Government · Grants