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  • It has been a bumpy road since President Trump announced his “skinny” budget for FY 2018 last April. After several continuing resolutions and one brief shutdown, organizations depending on federal grants breathed a collective sigh of relief with the presidential signing of the Consolidated Appropriations Act on March 23. This act will fund the government through

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  • There are two grants related to cultural preservation with upcoming deadlines that may be of interest to Native American tribes. The first one, provided by the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians, is a multipurpose private grant that supports a variety of projects from historical preservation to social service programs. The second one, a federal grant from the National Park Service, is

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  • Recently in Kansas City, the White House released the President's Management Agenda (PMA), whose stated objective is to modernize federal services for government "customers" so they can take advantage of the same technology used in private enterprise. The PMA revolves around three key initiatives: IT modernization, data accountability and transparency, and federal workforce transformation.  Whi...

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  • Detroit's resilience, spirit and people have helped the City achieve remarkable results in the years following its bankruptcy. Watch as City leadership and stakeholders come together to share the important role that grant funds have played in Detroit. eCivis is honored to be part of that journey. #GrantImpacts

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  • We are passing along some important news about the General Services Administration (GSA) and its System for Award Management (SAM), the place where all grant applicants must be registered to apply for and receive federal funding.  Apparently, someone has redirected federal payments away from legitimate recipients by going into the system and changing the victims' bank account information to the...

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  • Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • Those who analyze how work gets done in an organization know that looking in company manuals to find out how employees should dot their “i's" and cross their “t’s” is rarely enough. We all know that no one follows the official rules 100% of the time. Sociologists call this the difference between “ideal” culture and “real” culture, sometimes also known as "hidden" culture. Ideal

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  • For the second year in a row, a number of Arizona cities have been ranked as some of the happiest places to live in the country. Certainly, the state has been attracting residents as Maricopa County took the lead as the fastest growing county in the country. It is an exciting time for the Grand Canyon state. However, as more people move in,

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  • Detroit's resilience, spirit and people have helped the City achieve remarkable results in the years following its bankruptcy. Once the poster child for ineffective grants management, Detroit is now a model for other communities. Watch as City leadership come together to share their journey and the important role that grants have played in Detroit's comeback.

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  • What? Next Tuesday is the first official day of Spring? Wait! Weren't we just celebrating the New Year not so long ago? How did the time creep up on us so fast? eCivis Grants Network™ to the rescue as it helped us quickly identify three outdoor-related grants from our preaward product so municipalities can help their residents enjoy the coming warm days and fresh air. Below is a mix

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  • Esther Martinez was a woman who dedicated her life to preserving the Tewa language. Like so many other Native American children in government boarding schools, she was punished for talking the way she did at home. Undefeated, as an adult she took on the roles of teacher, storyteller, and linguist who ensured the survival of Tewa cultural, including its spoken word. After her passing at age 93, ...

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • Sometimes a federal acronym hits the nail on the head. Or fits the helmet on the new hire, as it were. The purpose of FEMA's Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant program does just what it says: provides funding directly to fire departments and national, state, local, or tribal organizations representing volunteer firefighters to help them increase the

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 2 million people with mental illness annually end up in jail. While housing an inmate can cost up to $31,000 per year, community mental health services can cost only $10,000 for that same time period. It is clear that the status quo serves no

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  • A major goal of the FY 2017 Fire Prevention & Safety Grant is to implement the National Preparedness System that insures we remain and secure and resilient country in the face of a variety of threats. The FP&S supports core capabilities to that end, in the areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. There are two components to this grant, the first

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • Amid the sobering headlines from the opioid epidemic, there is some encouraging news concerning drug use among young people. The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that the  2017 Monitoring the Future survey conducted with  high school students found that non-marijuana illicit drug use was at its lowest level in 20 years. Unfortunately, the study also showed a

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  • Sunshine! Fresh air! Green grass! Lucky are those who have a nearby green space to exercise, socialize, commune with nature, or just relax! Yet, one in three Americans do not live within a half-mile of a public park. The 10-Minute Walk Campaign—the brainchild of A Trust for Public Land (TPL), the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI)—

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • Why are we featuring a swimming pool safety grant in January? Aside from the fact that the middle of  winter is the perfect time to harbor warm summer thoughts, it is never too early to think about prevention. Even though the number of fatal child swimming pool drownings has gone down since the U.S. Consumer Product Safety

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  • According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Center for Environmental Information, 2017 brought us brought us 16 weather-related calamities whose losses totaled over $1 billion each. There were 10 times as many requests for disaster aid from FEMA as there were in the previous year. The scientific community has long feared that this may become status quo. Municipalities are re...

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • When the Public Safety Research Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology asked first responders what new technology had the potential to be the most useful to them, location-based services registered a high priority. Tools to improve navigation and situational awareness while inside unfamiliar buildings can be of use to law enforcement and firefighters alike, preventing in...

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  • We all hope the current federal shutdown will be over soon. Nevertheless, it is reasonable to want to know what to expect and how shutdowns may affect the grant world. Unfortunately, each shutdown creates its own nuances, so absolute answers are hard to come by. We can, however, looks for clues from the 2013 shutdown, while acknowledging that this is a different year, a different administration...

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  • “Alternative Funding is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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  • When it comes to drug addiction, research indicates that incarceration is not an effective deterrent. The National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) cites statistics that hold that 95% of those released will experience relapses. Yet, that does not mean the legal system has no place in combating our collective drug problem. Quite the contrary, drug courts, which combine

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  • If there is one organization that believes that books can change the world, it is the American Library Association. It is currently offering opportunities for local libraries to apply for the Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation (TRHT) Great Stories Club , a program to use literature as a catalyst for racial healing in underserved youth. Since 2006, the Great Stories Club (GSC) has been

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