Grant Management

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-03-03
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

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This text takes a comprehensive approach to external funding for public and nonprofit agencies. Beginning with the search for funding and developing programs, it leads the reader through the technical steps of preparing an application, explaining the process used to make decisions, key aspects of grant management, and concluding with a summary of important factors directly pertaining to grant funds. Written from the perspective of community development, Grant Management: Funding for Public and Non-Profit Programs addresses overarching theoretical issues for public management as well as offers an applied perspective of grant funding and management.This is an ideal text for students and public and nonprofit managers alike.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introductionp. 1
Foundation Grants: A Brief Historyp. 8
Types Of Grants: Conceptual Distinctionsp. 18
Grant Typesp. 20
Methods of Allocating Grant Fundsp. 23
Why Conditions And Allocation Method Matter: Recipient Response To Grant Typesp. 27
Conclusionp. 29
The Search For Fundingp. 33
Evaluative Criteriap. 33
Eligibilityp. 33
Conditionsp. 42
Match Requirementsp. 45
Allowable Costsp. 46
Program Purposep. 48
Funding Amountp. 48
Other Considerationsp. 49
Applied Organizational Example: Establishing Criteriap. 51
Where To Look: Common Approaches To Fundingp. 53
Targeting: Learning To Think Like A Grantorp. 55
Grant Seeking Toolsp. 56
Using The Toolsp. 58
The Foundation Directoryp. 58
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistancep. 62
The Federal Registerp. 66
Grants.govp. 66
Application Of The Search Toolsp. 67
Conclusionp. 70
Planning And Preparationp. 73
Build The Grants Teamp. 76
Cognitive Style Characteristicsp. 76
Use Cognitive Style to Determine Rolesp. 79
Develop a Program Ideap. 80
Develop a Workgroup or Advisory Committeep. 82
Solicit Partnershipsp. 83
Symbolic Partnersp. 83
Substantive Partnersp. 84
Soliciting Lettersp. 85
External Partnersp. 85
Agree on Rolesp. 88
Agree on Contributionsp. 89
Other Planning Considerationsp. 90
Conclusionp. 91
Developing the Grant Budget and Budget Narrativep. 93
Budget: The Grant Proposal's Core Componentp. 93
Budget: The Plan in Numbersp. 95
Budget Preparation Processp. 97
The Budget Documentp. 99
Budget Basics: Categories and Objects of Expenditurep. 103
Budgeting for Common Cost Itemsp. 104
Personnelp. 104
Fringe Benefitsp. 106
Travelp. 107
Equipmentp. 108
Suppliesp. 108
Contractualp. 109
Constructionp. 110
Otherp. 111
Indirect Costsp. 111
Budget Calendarsp. 112
Template: Using Formulas in Microsoft Excelp. 113
The Narrative: Two Approachesp. 116
Examples from Practicep. 125
Forward and Backward Linkagesp. 129
Conclusionp. 134
Appendixp. 135
The Grant Proposal Narrativep. 149
General Approach to Program Narrativesp. 149
Preliminary Considerationsp. 149
Effective Communicationp. 157
Guidance for Unstructured Proposalsp. 160
Guidance for Structured Proposalsp. 194
Conclusionp. 197
Appendixp. 198
Miscellaneous Forms and Documentationp. 205
Government-Wide Federal Grant Application Formsp. 206
Agency-Specific Formsp. 220
Application Forms for Other Funding Sourcesp. 222
Conclusionp. 227
Appendixp. 227
Submitting Your Grantp. 245
Reverse Planning and Organizationp. 247
Using Grants.Govp. 251
Alternative Submission Schemesp. 255
Notification of the State Single Point of Contactp. 255
Conclusionp. 260
The Decision Process and Beyondp. 261
Timingp. 262
Method of Notificationp. 263
Inside the Agency: How Decisions are Madep. 264
Foundation Decisionsp. 268
Management Under Uncertaintyp. 271
Beyond the Decision: Next Stepsp. 273
Conclusionp. 275
Basics of Grant Managementp. 277
Performance Management Systemsp. 280
Reportingp. 281
Record Retentionp. 283
Amendmentsp. 283
Purchasingp. 284
Where the Money Comes Fromp. 284
Auditsp. 284
No-Cost Extensionp. 286
Grant Closing/Final Reportp. 287
Conclusionp. 287
p. 288
p. 318
Evaluating Grant Programsp. 329
Why Evaluate?p. 329
Evaluation Basicsp. 331
Building Blocks of Evaluation: Measures and Relationshipsp. 333
Constructs and Measurementp. 336
Collecting Data for Analysisp. 338
Building Blocks of Evaluation: Designp. 340
Single Group Designsp. 342
Multiple Group Designsp. 346
Designing The Process Evaluationp. 352
Designing The Outcome Evaluationp. 354
Performance Management Systemsp. 358
Conclusionp. 358
Turning the Table: It Is Better to Give Than to Receivep. 361
Preparing to Make Grants: Thinking Through Accountability Relationshipsp. 361
Planning and Preparationp. 366
Selecting the Grant Typep. 366
Selecting Eligibility Requirementsp. 368
Determining Program Description and Guidelinesp. 368
Selecting Conditions for Awardp. 369
Establishing Application Proceduresp. 370
Developing Formsp. 372
Develop a Program Time Linep. 373
A Decision Process for Selecting Award Recipientsp. 373
Dealing with Non-Compliant Applicationsp. 374
Working Out a Suitable Review Processp. 375
Who Will Decide and How?p. 375
Establishing a System for Scoring Applicationsp. 376
Negotiating Award Provisionsp. 377
Documentation: Contracts and Conditionsp. 378
Making Announcements and Issuing Paymentp. 378
Managing Grant Awardsp. 379
Assigning Responsibility for Managementp. 379
Oversight and Compliance: Reporting Requirementsp. 381
Audit Requirementsp. 381
Evaluation Requirementsp. 381
Sanctions for Non-Compliance and Non-Performancep. 382
Terminating Awardsp. 382
Delinquency: Creating Sanctions on Future Applicationp. 383
Performance Management for Grant Administrationp. 383
Conclusionp. 384
Indexp. 387
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