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By Grants Office, LLC on Thursday, November 05, 2015
Dear Readers, As fall comes to a close and much of the world prepares itself for the impending months of another undoubtedly (especially here in Upstate New York) brutal winter, there appears a single glimmer of hope, a North Star of funding if you will, that is AFG. The Assistance to Firefighters Grants program is often the staple of funding for fire departments all over the country, hence its competitive nature.  In this issue of FUNDED our resident AFG expert, Dan Casion takes us through...
By Grants Office, LLC on Thursday, November 05, 2015
    The Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) should be released any day now and it’s time to start thinking about your application for this year.       In a previous issue of FUNDED I covered the basics of AFG, so if you’re unfamiliar with this funding opportunity, you may want to refer back to the aforementioned article before proceeding.       In this issue we will focus on best practices and tactics for making your department’s application more competitive.     First, you’ll want to ready...
By Grants Office, LLC on Thursday, November 05, 2015
     Throughout my near decade of grants consulting, I’ve had the opportunity to speak with thousands of organizations, many of which were having their first conversation about grants.   In most cases, the people I spoke with were either new to their position, their organization didn’t typically apply to grants, or they knew that their organization received grants, but they weren’t historically part of the process.  For whatever reason, there are some strategies and tips I’d like to offer those folks...
By Grants Office, LLC on Thursday, November 05, 2015
    In March, President Obama announced plans for a new, multi-sector workforce development program known as the “TechHire Initiative.”     According to the President the Department of Labor planned to dedicate $100 million (collected from H-1B visa fees) towards a new competitive grant competition.       Its aim? Promoting the comeback of an ever shrinking middle class through training and education programs that would enable Americans to earn higher wages.     At the time of the President’s...

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