Category Archives: Tip of the week

Education Dept. Moving Closer to ‘First’ Grantmaking

(Comment Deadline: March 25) The Office of the Postsecondary Education (ED) moves closer to releasing the solicitation for a second round of First in the World grants (CFDA Number: 84.116F), releasing a Federal Register notice offering the proposed priorities, requirements, … Continue reading

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GOP to Lead Budget Reconciliation Move on Capitol Hill

Republican congressional leaders plan to use a special legislative process called “budget reconciliation” to advance their fiscal policy agenda and propose significant cuts to education and human service program funding for FY 2016. President Obama is to release his budget … Continue reading

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Guidance Issued for Juvenile Justice Education

The Education Dept. and Justice Dept. release new guidance to help states improve the way the country’s 60,000 incarcerated juvenile are given K-12 instruction while they are behind bars. The new Correctional Education Guidance Package builds on recommendations made earlier … Continue reading

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New Safety Awards to Draw from Existing Applicant Pool

The Education Dept. will be selecting FY 2015 school safety grants winners from the existing pool of applicants that previously applied for the grants but did not win any funding, ED officials say. ED officials said they will be “funding … Continue reading

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Experts Advise Different Approach for Faith-Based Funding Outreach

Grant seekers in search of support from faith-based funders should emphasize outreach and connection with the community rather than use high-pressure secular approaches that depend on direct mail campaigns or multiple — often duplicated — appeals, a faith-based fundraising expert … Continue reading

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Advice for Successful Faith-Based Campaigns, Try Sincere Approach

Funders who are sympathetic to faith-based causes are generally turned off by fundraising practices that mimic the corporate world, such as highly-polished direct mail campaigns or multiple or duplicated appeals in a short period of time. Faith-based fundraisers should put … Continue reading

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CNCS Community Competition Posts More Tech Assistance

CNCS Community Competition Posts More Tech Assistance The Corp. for National & Community Service (CNCS) posts new FAQs and technical assistance information to help prospective applicants prepare for the FY 2015 State & National Grant Competition (CFDA Number: 94.006). Deadlines: … Continue reading

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Upcoming Federal Funding for Social Service, Child Welfare, Marriage Initiatives

Grant Advisors Ray Sweeney and Frank Klimko stay on top of funding for child welfare, healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood efforts. The federal government is heavily invested in rolling out these types of funding opportunities. Here are four upcoming competitions … Continue reading

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Want to Save Some Green? Go Green

School districts participating in an Education Dept. conservation recognition program are reaping huge savings as they update their operations to make them more ‘green,’ or environmentally conscious. These schools are the most recent class of ED Green Ribbon Schools (GRS) … Continue reading

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Hearst Foundations

The William Randolph Hearst Foundations (William Randolph Hearst Foundation and the Hearst Foundation Inc.) should be on everyone’s top prospect list. The foundations make multiple awards, with most in the $25,000 to $200,000 each range. Deadline: None.

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