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Entries from February 2012

Why Did the City of Los Angeles Really Lose Out on Stimulus Money?

February 28th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I find it grimly hilarious, in a Catch-22 way, the City of Los Angeles’ City Controller, Wendy Greuel, realized that a “lack of oversight” cost the City an estimated $125,000,000 in stimulus money because the City failed to pursue all the funding it was eligible to receive. This isn’t a surprise to Seliger + Associates, [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants · Stimulus

February Links: California, Survival, Censorship, Prisons, the Unwise War on Overhead, and More

February 19th, 2012 · No Comments

* “This is our national identity crisis in a nutshell: Do we want government spending half its money on redistribution and military, or re-dedicating itself to science, infrastructure, and health research?” * Stop Fixating on the Administrative Overhead of Non-Profits: I’ve heard from more than one frantic foundation fundraiser who can’t raise a dime for [...]

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Tags: Links

Upward Bound means more narrative confusion

February 5th, 2012 · 6 Comments

The Upward Bound deadline passed, but the RFP lingers on in my mind like a foul meal. The RFP was an extraordinary work of indirection, with 130-something pages of instructions supporting a 72-page narrative (counting “Competitive Priorities”). Upward Bound is one of the Department of Education’s “TRIO” programs—there used to be three: Upward Bound, Educational [...]

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Tags: Education · RFPs