July 21, 2008

Grants.gov summer newsletter is on the street

Another notice that was languishing in my overflowing inbox was a heads up that the Grants.gov summer newsletter is available. It’s not exactly pulp fiction for the beach but a vital read for people like us. The newsletter updates us that: 

  • The transition to Adobe will be complete by December 31st — no more PureEdge after that!
  • Application and call center activity has increased
  • When you contact the call center, there’s a nice new script for you to enjoy (?)
  • Grants.gov will soon feature a Google box (Question: If I use the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button, do I get entered into a grant money lottery?)
  • People are committing grant fraud, and they shouldn’t
  • Adobe error messages have explanations
  • What to expect when you’re expecting…a grant after submitting an application

Finally, there’s news of a new Grants.gov resource — “All About Grants”. Maybe now I’ll stop getting calls from people who want me to submit their grant application for them. Huzzah!

9 responses to “Grants.gov summer newsletter is on the street

  1. I have been trying to get grant assistant for a small business started up but all the answers I received is that ypu have pay first to get the first set and that is not yet the APPLICATION PLEASE ADVISE

  2. We don’t assist applicants with grants. Please go to the Grants.gov Web site and review the information for applicants that is available there. Good luck!

  3. I would like to buy distressed homes, fix them up and resale them or have them available for rent for
    people with low incomes. Is there such a grant available”
    Thank you

  4. Folks, we do NOT represent the Federal government, assist with grant applications, or anything of that kind. We’re an IT consulting company that specializes in building grants management systems. For all grant-related questions, please visit Grants.gov.

  5. please tell me if there is agrant for a disabled veteran too buy a better home or to make one better thanks

  6. Having read all the previous comments and the questions regarding grant applications being directed towards grants.gov. I will reserve those questions for them. Thank you Dave.

  7. They don’t exist at the federal level. You were right to be leary of those grant webietss. They are scams.Check if your state has some sort of housing finance agency. They probably won’t do a grant but they may do a loan. Unfortunately, with the bad economy, these types of programs are some of the first to get cut.

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