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Entries from September 2012

California’s Supplemental Education Services (SES): What Gives?

September 30th, 2012 · No Comments

California’s Supplemental Educational Services program looks a bit curious when you first study it: the grant-like program isn’t really a grant program, per se. It’s a competition designed to, as we said in the Seliger Funding Report: apply for state approval of the applicant’s capability to provide before- and after-school tutoring to remedy academic deficiencies [...]

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Tags: Deadlines · RFPs

Links: Kickstarter for Municipal Projects, Sentence Studies, L.A.’s Transit Revolution, Recess, Homeless Youth, and More!

September 22nd, 2012 · No Comments

* Citizenvestor: Kickstarter for Municipal Projects. So if your municipality has public services planned but no way of paying for them, it can see how badly residents really want the service. * Here’s another silly sentence alert: the NSF’s Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers” program says that it supports “the research and development [...]

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Tags: Links

First 5 LA Issues a Huge RFP for Homeless Services, and Nimble Nonprofits Start Hopping (Or Hoping)

September 17th, 2012 · No Comments

Los Angeles County nonprofits have a unique opportunity to nibble on some fresh grant lettuce, because First 5 L.A.* just issued a NOFA for the Supportive Housing for Homeless Families Fund. There is $23,000,000 available to provide housing and supportive services for families that are homeless or at-risk of homelessness, that have had involvement with [...]

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Tags: RFPs

HRSA’s Service Area Competition (SAC) Soaks Up Some Sun in Miami, While Brownfields Grants Are Available in California

September 16th, 2012 · No Comments

This week’s Grant Alert e-mail newsletter has a curious RFP: a single HRSA Service Area Competition (SAC) grant is available to Miami-area nonprofits. You might remember SAC because we wrote “HRSA Service Area Competition (SAC) Grants: How to Defend Your Turf or Deftly Lift a HRSA Grant from an Unsuspecting Grantee” back in June, when [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants · Programs · RFPs

Why Nonprofits Are More Like Businesses Than You Realize

September 2nd, 2012 · 8 Comments

In a Hacker News thread, “guylhem” asked a (very) common question, in the context of firms that specialize in providing services to nonprofit and public agencies: “Why exactly is profit / commerce considered a bad thing?” Since we’ve been working with nonprofit and public agencies for decades, we naturally have some ideas about the issue [...]

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Tags: Foundations · Nonprofits · Questions