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Quick (and Affordable!) Ways to Boost Your Housing Stock

There is a shortage of affordable housing in the United States right now. Is this something that is affecting your community, or affecting your organization's ability to best serve the community's housing needs? Increasing your housing stock doesn't need to be a...

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Six (6) Reasons Proof Reading is Your Dream Job (SATIRE)

You Get Paid to Criticize Others. Have you ever wanted to just tell that annoying person exactly what you were thinking about them and their work? If you answered yes, well, proof reading is for you. You can do that as a proof-reader. You actually get paid to rip...

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How it Can Make or Break Your Chance at Federal Funding

Grants.gov Registration and How it Can Make or Break Your Chance at Federal Funding Imagine you just found the perfect federal grant opportunity for your organization or a client calls and would like you to help them with a proposal.  As much as you would like to help...

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Maximum Awards

Every grant has a maximum award amount. When it comes to pie in the sky dreaming on how to make a program happen, and execute to its fullest potential, the maximum award is definitely a figure to keep in your planning. The maximum award amount is the highest amount of...

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Ask Fairy Grant-Mother

Question: Dear Fairy Grant-Mother, as a Housing Authority, should I only be seeking funding from HUD? Answer: The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is always the easy source to look for, when you are a Public Housing Authority. The department's sole...

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Question: Dear Fairy Grant Mother, What is the difference between the SF 424 and SF 424A when applying for federal grants? Answer: Great question, people often confuse these two forms or don’t understand what they are! The SF 424 is the standardized Application for...

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Question: Dear Fairy Grant-Mother, why do some grants require a match? Answer: Grants require match for many reasons. The main reason being, the funding agency wants to see the applicant is also trying to provide for the program and not fully dependent on the grant...

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Question: Dear Fairy Grant-Mother How do you find the federal grant announcement again? Answer: Great question!! The best way to find your federal grant announcement again is by searching grants.gov. Grants.gov is the main hub for all federal grants. Located at the...

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Question: Is there a difference between Eligible Expenses and Eligible Activities? Answer: I’m glad you asked because there IS a difference between the two. Eligible expenses are items you are able to buy or spend the grant funds on. For example, salary to staff,...

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