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Entries from December 2012

Cliff Diving: Sequestration and A New Year’s Resolution for Nonprofits and Local Public Agencies Worried About the Fiscal Cliff and Grants

December 31st, 2012 · 2 Comments

EDIT: It looks like we’re not going over the supposed cliff. But much of the analysis below will remain relevant in the coming years, as political fights about debt, spending, and taxation continue. EDIT 2: The analysis below has been augmented with “Sequestration Still Looms Over the Grant World: Two Months and Counting.” I find [...]

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Tags: Advice · Budgets · Government · Nonprofits · Stimulus

The Feds Dumped RFPs Right before Christmas, including Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI)

December 26th, 2012 · No Comments

I have the misfortune of reading the Federal Register each day, which is every bit as scintillating as it sounds.* This week I noticed that at least two dozen RFPs were released on December 23—the Friday before Christmas. The timing probably isn’t coincidence—much of the nonprofit world effectively shuts down between Christmas and New Year’s [...]

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Tags: Advice · Government · Grants · RFPs

Sandy Hook School Shootings Tragedy Likely to Lead to New Grant Opportunities for School Security, After School and Mental Health Project Concepts

December 19th, 2012 · 4 Comments

The recent tragic shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, CT will likely lead to new grant opportunities in school safety, safer facilities, and safety training, as well as mental health and at-risk youth services. It is a sad reality that shocking events often result in new grant programs and increased funding for existing programs, [...]

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Tags: Education · Government · Grants · Nonprofits · Programs

December Links: HUD, Emergency Solutions Grants, Boating Safety Grants, What’s Wrong with Liking Quiet Time, Real Dangers, Parents in Prison, Happy Porn Stars and More

December 16th, 2012 · No Comments

* In a very important announcement, HUD has decided to revise the regulations for the Emergency Shelter Grants program by establishing the regulations for the Emergency Solutions Grants program, which replaces the Emergency Shelter Grants program. The change in the program’s name, from Emergency Shelter Grants to Emergency Solutions Grants, reflects the change in the [...]

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Nonprofit “Whales” May Face Extinction with Potential Tax Law Changes

December 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

I’ve about had it with the endless blathering about the so called fiscal cliff.* There is one nugget in the story, however, that should strike fear and loathing into the hearts of nonprofit executive directors: Whether or not President Obama and Speaker Boehner hold hands as they jump off the cliff, America faces an enormous [...]

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Tags: Advice · Foundations · Grants

Why HUD Hasn’t Released the Total Funding Amount for the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control (LBPHC) and Demonstration Program NOFAs?

December 4th, 2012 · 1 Comment

HUD just announced the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control (LBPHC) Program and its sister program, Lead Hazard Reduction Demonstration Grant (LHRD) Program NOFA. The NOFA, however, doesn’t list how much money is available or the maximum grant amounts for either program—instead, it has highlighted “XX” and “XXX” variables: I sent a note to Michelle Miller, the [...]

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Tags: Government · Grants · HUD · RFPs