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By Grants Office, LLC on Friday, February 7, 2020

The “sustainability question” in a grant application is a challenging section to write for many grant professionals and nonprofit staff. The question appears in almost all federal, state, foundation and corporate grant applications. Even when the funder doesn’t ask the question directly, they still want to know your plans for the program when the grant funding runs out.

By Grants Office, LLC on Friday, February 7, 2020
Back by popular demand – another answer to a recent Grantscast question! This Grantscast was focused on the funding landscape for K-12 education in the year ahead. One attendee asked:
When it comes to competitive grant funding for districts to apply for, why do some states have more opportunities than others?
By Grants Office, LLC on Friday, February 7, 2020

Library systems receive funding from a variety of sources, chief among them taxes from their surrounding community. But where can you look when those local dollars aren’t enough to make ends meet? Traditional State and Federal dollars such as those available through the E-Rate Funding Program or the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) can only take a library so far. As a result, increasingly more and more libraries are turning to non-traditional public funding sources and foundation grant opportunities to help cover the costs of new or expanding programs, professional development for staff members, and even book acquisition or distribution efforts.

By Grants Office, LLC on Friday, February 7, 2020

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) was created over 35 years ago to “open up the workings of government to public scrutiny” (Fielding v. CIA, 1983). This system allows any US citizen to request information about the daily activities and spending of their government agencies. And while many folks are aware of news organizations leveraging FOIA for investigative journalism, the media makes up less than 8% of all FOIA petitions annually (Schouten 2017). More often, individuals, law firms, and private businesses leverage this system to gain valuable information for their own daily operations at little to no-cost.

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