Webinar: Federal Grants 101

Are you interested in learning the basics of federal grants and federal grant writing? Log in with AFI Systems (www.afisystems.com) and listen to the webinar presentation of Glenda O’Neal, administrator, Grant-Writing-Proposals.com, titled “Federal Grants 101.” The 90-minute program is available in the GrantNavigator Community Section of the AFI Systems’ website @ http://grantnavigator.afisystems.com/login. The webinar presents […]

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New Online Grant Writing Course

Join Grant-Writing-Proposals.com’s administrator, Glenda O’Neal, in this upcoming online grant-writing course offered by CD Publications beginning September 24, 2012. Read the course description from CD Publications printed below or proceed to this website to register: http://www.cdpublications.com/store/fundamentals-foundation-grant-writing-p-287.html Learn How to Write Grants Like a Pro! After more than 50 years of reporting on federal and foundation […]

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Federal Grants: How to Calculate Local Match

Some federal grants provide a portion of the total funds necessary to operate a project and require recipients to match the federal share of funding with local support (matching funds). The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) provided instructions and examples to applicants in a recent competition on how to calculate the amount of match […]

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Expand Opportunities to Apply for Federal Grants

Federal grant eligibility is open to individuals, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, small businesses, educational institutions, public housing, for-profit organizations, and others. Each grant announcement specifically addresses applicant eligibility since it varies by federal grant program. There are two ways an organization, referred to Agency A below, can expand its opportunities to apply for grants when […]

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Factors Influencing a Grant Writer’s Success Rate

One of the first questions an interviewer asks of a grant-writing candidate is, “What is your success rate?” While a response giving a percentage or ratio of success is expected, it is not always as simple as that. A number of factors that are beyond his control can affect a grant writer’s success rate. Selection […]

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Will Foundations Support Government Funded Projects?

One result of the poor economy and dwindling federal grants is that organizations that have relied on government-based funding for years are looking to the private sector, foundations in particular, for support. While some foundations have always supported them, more foundations are opening their doors to consider requests from organizations that receive government grants or […]

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Read Proposals to Improve Grant Writing

Reading grant proposals developed by other writers is a good way to improve grant-writing skills. It presents an opportunity to see how others are formatting information as well as to glean ideas for improving service delivery. Grant writers make their presentations in different ways. It is interesting to see the variety of formats and type […]

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Preparing for Federal Cutbacks in Spending

The new Congress convened in January amid cries heard round the Capitol calling for federal spending cuts. Experts are predicting federal funding will remain constant this year, and reductions will occur in 2012. If they have not started already, organizations receiving government funding can begin preparing for cutbacks. Agencies that are the direct recipients of […]

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Should I Establish an Indirect Cost Rate

Grant Writing: Should I Establish an Indirect Cost Rate? Foundations do not particularly like to fund indirect costs, and yet they are a standard budget line item in federal grant applications. Has your organization established an indirect cost rate? Are you questioning if it is really necessary to establish one? Definitions “Indirect cost” is an […]

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