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GSP Consulting's webinar presentation on grant writing and strategy to IMPACT and Ironworker Local Unions on September 28, 2010. Includes information on how to register for grant opportunities with......

GSP Consulting's webinar presentation on grant writing and strategy to IMPACT and Ironworker Local Unions on September 28, 2010. Includes information on how to register for grant opportunities with a DUNS number, CCR number and Grants.gov registration.

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  • 1. Welcome to the IMPACT Federal Grant Writing Success 101 Webinar September 28, 2010 2:00 PM EST
  • 2.  
  • 3. Grant Writing Success 101 Who, What, When, Where, Why & How
    • Aaron Grau
    • Principal, Federal Government Affairs Practice, GSP Consulting
    • Tim Hindes
    • Grants Manager, GSP Consulting
  • 4.
    • Introduction
    • Who Releases Grants?
    • What Types of Grants Exist?
    • When are Grants Released?
    • Where are Grants Released?
    • Why Apply for Grants?
    • How to Apply for Grants
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 5. Odds & Ends
    • Today’s presentation will be available at: http://grants.gspconsulting.com
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 6. Introduction to GSP and IMPACT
    • GSP provides a suite of government and business consulting services to clients.
    • IMPACT has retained GSP to provide:
      • Federal government affairs assistance to IMPACT
      • Appropriations assistance to IMPACT and Locals
      • Grant writing assistance and support to IMPACT and Locals
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 7. Introduction to Grants
    • Grants are funds released to a specific project, based on an application or proposal, by a grant maker with no expectation that the funds will be paid back.
      • A federal grant is financial assistance awarded by a federal agency for a public project or service authorized by federal law. Grants are awarded through an application process.
    • Grant proposals are generally reviewed by industry peers.
    • Grants require stringent reporting requirements, at times.
    • Grants can be supplied on multiple levels.
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 8. Who Releases Grants?
    • Department of Labor
    • Department of Education
    • Department of Agriculture
    • Department of Energy
    • Department of Transportation
    • Department of Justice
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 9. What Types of Grants Exist?
    • Earmark grants require federal lobbying and are directly awarded without competition.
    • Direct Grants are given directly from the federal government to the grant recipient.
    • Pass-Through grants require states to apply for grant funds and then the state grants funds to requesting recipients.
    • Competitive grants are awarded to various projects, based on peer review, against limited funds.
    • Formula grants is distributed automatically to recipients based on set standards or criteria (like population)
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 10. What Types of Grants Exist?
    • Categorical grants have various restrictions on what types of projects for which funds can be distributed.
    • Block grants are a group of categorical grants grouped together, with fewer restrictions.
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 11. What Types of Grants Exist? 09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
    • The largest opportunity for IMPACT and its Locals is for grants that are:
      • Direct
      • Competitive
      • Categorical
    Pass-Through Direct Categorical Block Earmark Competitive Formula
  • 12. When are Grants Released?
    • When a national need is recognized
    • When federal acts dictate release of funds
    • All of the time!
      • The key is to be ready for when these opportunities become available
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 13. Where are Grants Released?
    • Grants.gov is the main resource
    • Departmental pages
    • FedBizOpps (fbo.gov)
    • Recovery.gov
    • State Departments of Labor
    • Local/Regional Workforce Investment Boards
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 14. Why Apply for Grants?
    • Free money
    • Aligns business priorities with government priorities
    • Gain experience with smaller grants for larger grant applications
    • Receive recognition as a federal program of interest
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 15. How to Apply for Grants
    • It’s free
    • The path of least resistance for registration:
      • Have the head officer of your company/organization complete the registration process
      • Follow the Grants.gov tutorial for all registration at: http://grants.gov/assets/OrgRegUserGuide.pdf
    • Set reminders every six months to login and update profiles
    • Complete the registration process in the designated order
    • Can take up to five weeks to complete the entire process
    • Begin this process now…even without any grant opportunities
    • Keep all login information and passwords safe
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 16. How to Apply for Grants
    • Apply for a DUNS number
      • Stands for “Data Universal Numbering System”
      • Central database of businesses and nonprofit entities
      • Maintained by Dun & Bradstreet
      • Sometimes required for state grant submissions
    • Register with the CCR
      • Stands for “Central Contractor Registry”
      • Requires statistical and financial data
      • May require support from a grantee’s financial officer
      • Sometimes required for state grant submissions
    • Register with Grants.gov
      • Central hub for all federal grant releases
      • To be completed by a binding officer
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 17. Applying for a DUNS Number
    • Visit http://www.dnb.com/us/
    • Click “D&B D-U-N-S Number”
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 18. Applying for a DUNS Number
    • Enter your company or organization’s formal name and location in the search box on the left
    • Click “Next”
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 19. Applying for a DUNS Number
    • If your company is in the DUNS database, it will appear in the list in the left column
    • If your company is NOT in the DUNS database, select the “no charge” option by clicking the “Get Started” button in the lower right corner
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 20. Applying for a DUNS Number
    • Begin completing the necessary information
      • Company Information
      • Ownership
      • Management
      • Operations
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 21. Applying for a DUNS Number
    • Things to keep in mind about DUNS Numbers
      • You will need specific financial and operation data. Be sure to include people with this information in the registration process
      • You will receive your DUNS number by e-mail
        • Watch your junk e-mail and spam filters
      • Can take anywhere from a few hours to 30 days to process
      • You should update your information/profile every six months
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 22. Applying for a CCR Number
    • Visit http://www.ccr.gov
    • Click “Start New Registration”
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 23. Applying for a CCR Number
    • Begin completing the necessary information
      • General Information
      • Corporate Information
      • Goods & Services Information
      • Financial Information
      • Point of Contact Information
      • Electronic Data Interchange Info.
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 24. Applying for a CCR Number
    • Things to keep in mind about CCR Numbers
      • You will need four things:
        • DUNS Number
        • Tax Identification Number
        • Statistical information about your business
        • Electronic Funds Transfer information
      • You will receive your DUNS number by e-mail
        • Watch your junk e-mail and spam filters
      • Can take anywhere from three days to four weeks to process
      • You must update your information/profile every year
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 25. Registering with Grants.gov
    • Visit http://www.grants.gov
    • Click “Get Registered”
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 26. Registering with Grants.gov
    • Steps 1 & 2 have already been completed (DUNS & CCR)
    • Click “Step 3: Username & Password”
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 27. Registering with Grants.gov
    • Click the link in the gray box
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 28. Registering with Grants.gov
    • Begin the registration process by entering your DUNS number
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 29. Registering with Grants.gov
    • Things to keep in mind about Grants.gov Registration
      • After you register, your point of contact (as listed in your CCR registration) will receive an e-mail
        • They must then assign “Authorized Applicant” roles to appropriate users
      • Can take anywhere from same day to two days to process
      • You should update your information/profile every six months
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 30. 09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 31. Next Steps
    • Complete registration process
    • Determine potential funding streams for your projects
    • Consider grant tactics for success
      • Cost share
      • Strategic partners
      • Design of project/phasing
      • Political support
      • Flexibility
    09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 32. Questions? Aaron Grau aaron@gspconsulting.com, 412-697-0330 Tim Hindes tim@gspconsulting.com, 412-697-0357 http://grants.gspconsulting.com 09.28.2010 Grant Writing Success 101
  • 33. Thank You for Attending the IMPACT Federal Grant Writing Success 101 Webinar Follow IMPACT Online @ www.impact-net.org and on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter