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Grants Management Articles

Why Excel Is No Longer Sustainable for Government Grants Management

2021 drove home the need for grant modernization in a new and urgent way.
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Top 10 Reasons to Have a Grants Management System

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. 
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3 Tips for Choosing the Right Procurement Contract

Have you heard it? There has been a lot of chatter about the changes to procurement with the advent of 2 CFR Part 200 (aka Uniform Guidance). And it’s true that this section of the Administrative Requirements has changed more than any other part of the new grant regulations.
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Thou STILL Shall Not Supplant

It is time to revisit supplanting vs. supplementing with examples from the Office of Justice Programs (OJP).
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Grant Writing: Thou Shalt Not Supplant

But you may supplement. If you’ve ever read through a NOFA from the Department of Education, chances are you’ve come across the clause stating that federal funding may “supplement, but not supplant,” state/local funding. But what exactly does that mean?
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Grants Management: The Grant Close-out

The grant close-out process is the responsibility of both the funding agency and the awardee, but award recipients can/should take steps to ensure an effective close-out, making everyone—funding agencies, auditors, and especially taxpayers—happy.
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Grants Management Success: Ensuring a Successful Kick-Off Meeting

The kick-off meeting is an opportunity to gather your energized grant team and discuss the project you are about to collectively tackle. This article provides an overview of grants management goals for the kick-off meeting and useful tools to ensure a successful endeavor.
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1, 2, 3 Action Plan: Goals that Measure Success

As a department or organization striving to initiate or enhance its grant-writing capacity, it is important to understand your baseline expertise and establish realistic targets. This article identifies a simple 1-2-3 action plan to establish goals that measure success when starting from scratch.
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Grants Management & Goal Setting: Tools to Drive Performance

Organizations that include grant funding in their strategic planning and goal setting processes can benefit from a comprehensive system that assists staff in the development of proposals as well as grants management.
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Grants Management Challenges: Being Direct About Indirect Costs

This publication describes indirect costs, gives examples of what they can be used for, and explains how they are calculated in the grants management process.
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