Addressing homelessness, poverty and substance abuse are priorities in many local governments across the country. See how Denver is combining innovative ideas and grant funding to redefine the role of its public library to address these priority areas. Watch and share this video.
Organizations frequently struggle to align plans, budgets, and the daily operations associated with a newly awarded grant. Planning effectively, and then using that plan to guide action, is critical to an effective grant implementation strategy. This article describes 3 steps your organization can take to design a useful project plan and avoid poor program performance.
If you were to follow the journey of a single grant dollar from federal to state to local jurisdiction, that dollar would travel through a variety of processes, procedures, systems, forms and personalities. In the past, investing in custom grant systems to automate this complex, disparate network has resulted in expensive engagements with a high failure rate. But things are changing... more
The state of Arizona is working with eCivis to implement the first comprehensive statewide SaaS grants management system, which will standardize how grant information is shared and activities managed across Arizona's grant community, including local governments and community nonprofits. To implement this platform, eCivis partnered with another grant management technology leader,... more
How mature is your organization’s grant management process? How do you measure this? As the wave of IT modernization in state and local government takes hold, it is critical for grant professionals to have a framework to answer this question. Without a clear framework government agencies run the risk of making poor investments in technology and automating an immature grants process... more
We are passing along an important reminder about the Assistance to Firefighter's Grant (AFG) and the updated registration process through 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.
The single audit. This term may be unfamiliar to you if you are new to grants management, but the single audit is a necessary part of effective grants management for many federal grant recipients. Audits are important because they promote accountability. Here are 10 FAQs to help you better understand this important process.
If you’re a state, local or tribal government agency that is seeking to secure and properly manage federal and/or non-federal grants, you know it's getting increasingly harder without technology. Investing in modern grants management software today is no longer an option, it is a necessary step to keep up with today's demands and changing federal requirements.
The Consolidation Appropriations Act signed into law on March 23, 2018 authorized $1.5 billion dollars for infrastructure investments through September of 2020. Formerly, the grant associated with this funding was known as the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grant, or TIGER, that was introduced in 2009.
If you are new to grants management, or even if you are not, understanding the policies and procedures of a pass-through entity can be challenging. When you add topics like subrecipients, risk assessments and compliance to the mix, the questions start piling up. Here are 5 popular blog posts on this topic to answer the most common questions I hear from the grants community.