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Fallible FedEx and Federal Deadlines

February 16th, 2014 · 2 Comments

Some things just can’t happen unless the time is right. When we dreamt up Seliger + Associates about 21 years ago, all grant proposal submittals were paper-based, usually involving an original with wet signatures and multiple copies—sometimes as many as ten, despite the Federal Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980. In the early stages of Seliger [...]

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Tags: Clients · Deadlines · Government · Stories

Youth CareerConnect Program: The Department of Labor Provides An Early Holiday Present

November 24th, 2013 · 2 Comments

The holidays come early year with this tasty new* program from the elves at the Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration (ETA): the Youth CareerConnect Program.** There’s $100,000,000 up for grabs, with 25 to 40 grants to be awarded—in other words, serious money. Sequestration hasn’t been a horror story for nonprofit and public [...]

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Tags: Deadlines · Education · Government · Grants · Programs

Always Finish Early: You Never Really Know What’s Going To Happen With a Proposal Deadline

February 17th, 2013 · 3 Comments

We always tell our clients the same thing: the real deadline for any Federal proposal is 48 hours before the stated deadline. The is true for online and hard copy submissions. Most federal proposals these days are submitted through what has become our old friend, Grants.gov. Grants.gov takes 48 hours to spit out confirmation e-mails [...]

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Tags: Advice · Deadlines · Government · Grants · Grants.gov

Hurricane Sandy and the Election Combine to Blow Away the RFPs

November 3rd, 2012 · 2 Comments

Dedicated readers of our e-mail grant newsletter have probably noticed how slender it’s been over the last four weeks. The newsletter isn’t slender because we’re reluctant to share grant opportunities with you—it’s slender because federal and state governments haven’t been issuing very many RFPs, and they’ve been issuing even fewer interesting RFPs of the sort [...]

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Tags: Deadlines · Government · RFPs

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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Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) is Finally Here

August 13th, 2012 · 2 Comments

Back in June, we got excited about the imminent announcement for the Department of Education’s Race to the Top-District (RTTT-D) Program. Then we waited. And waited. And waited some more. Today, however, two months and a day after our post, the Department of Education finally released the complete application package. Some of the highlights include [...]

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Tags: Deadlines · Education · Government · Grants · Programs

Thirty day deadlines favor the prepared

September 17th, 2011 · 3 Comments

The cliche goes, “Chance favors the prepared mind,” and we could repurpose it to, “Short deadlines favor the prepared nonprofit.” I have the dubious pleasure of reading the Federal Register every week and have noticed that deadlines are shrinking like hemlines. This means the organizations that apply with a complete and technically correct proposal are, [...]

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Tags: Advice · Deadlines · Government · Grants

One Person, One Task: Who’s in Charge of Your Proposal?

May 16th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Who is in charge of completing and submitting your proposal? You should immediately be able to say, “Jane Doe. Or “John Doe.” Whoever. Can you instantly think of that person’s name—the person who gets the praise if the proposal is submitted on time and technically correct or the blame if it isn’t? If you can’t, [...]

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Tags: Advice · Clients · Deadlines · Nonprofits

What Budget Cuts? The RFPs Continue to Pour Out: Educational Opportunities Centers, Carol M. White PEP, HUD Section 202 & 811, Lead-Based Paint Hazard Control, and California’s Proposition 84

April 19th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Faithful readers will have noticed a paucity of recent blog posts. There’s a reason: we’re fantastically busy. Despite all of the media gnashing of teeth regarding the Republican–Democratic tussles over the FY ’11 Continuing Resolutions (which was resolved a week or two ago) not much actually happened. A list of final ’11 CR reductions might [...]

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Tags: Deadlines · Grants · Programs · RFPs

Talent Search RFP Finally Published — But What A Stupid Deadline

November 4th, 2010 · 3 Comments

Last Sunday I posed the question, “Searching for Talent Search: Where Oh Where Has the Talent Search RFP Gone And Why is It A Secret?.” I still don’t know why the RFP release date was a secret, but on Wednesday, the Department of Education finally published the Talent Search application instructions. Hallelujah, or as my [...]

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Tags: Deadlines · Education · Government · Programs