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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...

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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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Question: Dear Fairy Grant-Mother, what needs to be in a budget narrative? Answer:   A budget narrative is an explanation of the budget request. In other words, the budget narrative explains how you will spend your budget. Below I explain in more detail what a budget...