AAGP Broward Chapter Gestner Presentation July 2009 Final (2)
Revenue Replacement in 2009/2010 “The NEW GRANT OPTIONS”<br />Deborah S. Golden-Gestner, GPC<br />President & Partner<br />Capital Philanthropy Group, LLC<br />July 2009<br />
American Association ofGrant Professionals Broward County Chapter – July 24,2009 - Conference<br />AGENDA<br />Introduction & Overview of Discussion points. <br />Types of “GRANT FUNDS” that are NOT being tapped into by most non-profits and governmental organizations.<br />Vendor Contracts & Special “PROGRAMS” available!<br />What do you do FIRST to access funds?<br />July 2009<br />
Deborah S. Golden-Gestner, GPC<br />President & Partner of Capital Philanthropy Group, LLC. <br />Degree in Urban Planning & Economics.<br />27 years direct experience in obtaining grants.<br />Served as City Manager to a Pittsburgh suburb. <br />Served as a Director of Grants for Large non-profits in PA & FLA<br />Drafted both State & Federal Appropriations involving Grants.<br />Wrote current Florida Tax Program for non-profits involving Enterprise Zones & sales tax refunds.<br />Drafted, secured or managed more than 1 billion dollars in state, federal & private grants for public & private clients since 1982.<br />Founded consulting firm in 1993. <br />INTRODUCTIONS<br />July 2009<br />
Overview of Discussion Points<br />Capital Funds? Are YOU part of the process?<br />Does each organization involve their GRANT PROFESSIONAL in the Capital Planning process for Projects? Why not! <br />GRANT PROFESSIONALS should be part of the Capital Planning from the START of the visioning process and NOT reacting to “FUNDING” requests.<br />GRANTS should be a budgeted annual revenue item and can be PLANNED for-specifically in regards to capital items – ie: EDA/HUD/108 <br />July 2009<br />
FUND raising vs “FUN”d raising – effort, volunteers, time, resources & capital investments are significant! I.e., golf tournaments. <br />MORE emphasis should be placed on grants/grant department & resources needed – i.e., technology & staff can return initial investment within the same FISCAL YEAR. <br />Can DEVELOPMENT vs GRANTS be effective & quick?<br />EXAMPLES of funded capital projects – from New resources!<br />New air conditioning system – Homeland Security<br />New building for organizational offices – Dept of Commerce – EDA funds – up to $5m<br />New building constructed from Tax Credits – Florida Enterprise Zone CCTIP program. $14m available annually. <br />GRANTS vs DEVELOPMENT<br />July 2009<br />
Non-profits create MORE jobs annually than Fortune 500 American Companies(2007 July - Chronicle of Philanthropy)<br />Non-profits, government organizations & Educational Institutions are classified as ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT projects!<br />New EMPLOYMENT vs RETAINED EMPLOYMENT – don’t miss out. LEARN the new program buzz words.<br />Relocation or New Construction can be all offset with local, state and national government grant dollars.<br />Use your financial partnerships & affiliations to maximize your LEVERAGE to assist in matching dollars without exchanging dollars or changing your project’s mission. <br />YOU are an ECONOMIC ENGINE!<br />July 2009<br />
UNDERSTAND what is OUT THERE in the way of <br />NEW or ENHANCED FEDERAL FUNDS!<br />HOW do YOU gain access to them?<br />HOW do YOU FIND/QUALIFY & OBTAIN NEW SOURCES of REVENUES?<br />
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT<br />OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET<br />WASHINGTON, D.C. 20503<br />MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES <br /> FROM: Peter R. Orszag ,Director <br /> SUBJECT: Initial Implementing Guidance for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 <br /> DATE: February 18, 2009 (SIGNED INTO LAW on the 17th of FEBRUARY)<br /> (2) Competition <br /> Although the Recovery Act calls on agencies to commence expenditures and activities as quickly <br /> as possible consistent with prudent management, this statement, by itself, does not constitute a <br /> sufficient justification to support award of a federal grant on a non-competitive basis. Agencies <br /> are expected to follow the same laws, principles, procedures, and practices in awarding <br /> discretionary grants with Recovery Act funds as they do with other funds. Agencies should <br /> review their internal policies with a goal towards promoting competition to the maximum extent <br /> practicable. In conducting this review, agencies may want to consider the appropriateness of <br /> limited competitions among existing high-performing projects versus full and open competitions <br /> and formula allocations. <br />RULES for ARRA monies from OMB<br />
TYPES of GRANT FUNDS that are available today – and are not being accessed by Non-Profits, universities or government groups today.<br />More than $9 billion in capital grants are available in 2009/2010<br />Community Development Block Grants<br />http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/<br />US Department of Commerce<br />http://www.eda.gov/PDF/FY09%20ARRA%20FFO%20-%20FINAL.pdf<br />HUD – SECTION 108<br />http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/108/<br />FEMA<br />http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/index.shtm<br />Homeland Security<br />http://www.fema.gov/pdf/government/grant/hsgp/fy09_hsgp_overview.pdf<br />Department of Education<br />http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.html?src=rt<br />July 2009<br />
Economic Development Administration<br />$216 million for FY 09/10 projects<br />$400 million added in FY 09/10 for MORE PROJECTS<br />$100 million added in FY 09/10 for MORE PROJECTS<br />THEN STIMULUS money was added in February 2009<br />$1 billion added over 10 years - STIMULUS projects<br />ELIGIBLE for CAPITAL PROJECTS for NON PROFITS who provide SUPPORTIVE & COMMUNITY SERVICES but need to PARTNER with EDA – is that YOU?<br />US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE<br />
III. Eligibility Information <br />Eligible Applicants <br />Pursuant to PWEDA, eligible applicants for and eligible recipients of EDA investment assistance include a(n): (i) District Organization; (ii) Indian Tribe or a consortium of Indian Tribes; (iii) State, a city or other political subdivision of a State, including a special purpose unit of a State or local government engaged in economic or infrastructure development activities, or a consortium of political subdivisions; (iv) institution of higher education or a consortium of institutions of higher education; or (v) public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a State. See section 3 of PWEDA (42 U.S.C. § 3122) and 13 C.F.R. § 300.3. Projects eligible for Public Works or Economic Adjustment investment assistance include those projects located in regions meeting “Special Need” criteria (as defined in 13 C.F.R. § 300.3), as set forth in section VII. of this announcement. <br />US COMMERCE – ELIGIBILITY?<br />
Florida’s COMMUNITY CONTRIBUTION TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM – CCTIP<br /><ul><li>Available to 58 Enterprise Zone Districts throughout Florida.
Provides up to $200,000 in cash refund check from the State of Florida equal to 50% of an individuals annual giving to an approved sponsor organization. (developed by Deborah S. Golden-Gestner in 2001)
Its possible for the STATE to return 100% of a business or individuals sales tax remittance based upon their generosity.
Puts the local organization in complete control of their project/program.
Takes a typical charitable gift’s net cost from 69 cents on the dollar down to 17 cents on the dollar. It becomes a business decision and not a development department activity. Becomes part of tax planning. </li></ul>Are you tied into programs that GIVE to you daily?<br />July 2009<br />
TYPES of GRANT FUNDS that are available today – and are not being accessed by non-profits or government today<br />How can OPERATIONAL GRANTS be developed as FEE FOR SERVICE contract or turn them into a Vendor Relationship?<br />Review services that grants are covering now.<br />Determine who is needing that service on a contractual consulting basis & develop a scope of services for the contract.<br />Help the agency write an RFP if necessary.<br />Get the “CONTRACT” – provide the service!<br />Set up a “CONTINUING SERVICE CONTRACT ARRANGEMENT” for continuation.<br />RECLASSIFY yourself – you are MORE than you really are with what you provide!<br />July 2009<br />
EXAMPLE: Florida Holocaust Museum <br /><ul><li>1999 had a $300k operating budget.
2003 had grown to $3 million per year with 30% in re-occurring grants from State of Florida. It continues today in FY 2009/2010
Became classified as a FLORIDA HISTORY museum.
Became classified as a FLORIDA CULTURAL museum.
Became classified as a FLORIDA STATE-WIDE Teaching outlet.
Provided materials statewide to all school districts.
Was provided with $400k in re-occurring funds annually.</li></ul>VENDOR Contracts & Special Programs <br />July 2009<br />
FLORIDA HOLOCAUST MUSEUM – has qualified for the following funding – solely based upon reclassification<br />Juvenile Justice – HATE CRIMES Program<br />US Department of Justice – Gang Unit Funding<br />HUD funding for elimination of Urban blight.<br />Department of State funding – Museums & Cultural Institutions as well as FLORIDA HISTORY funding.<br />Community Redevelopment Funding<br />Enterprise Zone – CCTIP funding<br />Department of Education – vendor<br />FEMA – shelter support<br />Homeland Security – Anti Terrorism Unit funding.<br />FBI<br />Tourist Development Funding<br />IMLS – Institute of Museum & Library Sciences.<br />Smithsonian Foundation<br />BE CREATIVE!!!!!!<br />July 2009<br />
CPG Project Divisions:<br />Professional Sports Franchise – working with PROFESSIONAL SPORTS FRANCHISES on capital & tax credit programs in two states.<br />Arts, Culture & Historic Preservation – working with Arts, Theater, Historic Preservation non profits, Museums & National Exhibitions in Fla.<br />Technology –working with a Florida based company with technology needs of CPG clients.<br />Government – represents various cities in Florida.<br />Education – working with Florida Universities/State Colleges/Community Colleges<br />Medical – CPG has written and researched a number of medical/technical grants in the past.<br />Energy – currently developing funding for solar business clients to access from the Federal and State programming.<br />Seminar – currently trains & hosts seminars on grant & technology development and grant writing updates for beginners through advanced writers.<br />Health & Human Services – currently working with job retraining clients to develop workforce enhancement programming in 5 states.<br />Private Businesses – currently supporting business development involving government programming & supportive services<br />International Business & Trade Support – CPG has written & developed proposals for EXIM Bank clients & State Department sanctioned projects<br />Charitable Services & Support Division – currently has several active pro-bono support clients some of whom have received ongoing support for more than 5 years. This division provides CASH GRANTS to those projects whom CPG has endowed specifically themselves. <br />July 2009<br />
Conclusions:<br />WHAT DO YOU DO FIRST TO ACCESS FUNDS?<br />Infiltrate your OWN organization!<br />Be seen as a solution provider.<br />Surprise Mgrs/Board Members daily with new revenue/funding options & ideas.<br />RESEARCH your CAPITAL NEEDS to STRETCH your mind to see it as MORE DYNAMIC <br />July 2009<br />
American Association ofGrant Professionals<br />We have just touched the TIP of the ICEBURG!<br />Thank you for your attention!<br />Questions?<br />July 2009<br />