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Mikulski Announces Passage of Highway Trust Fund, Calls for Long-Term Infrastructure Improvements
As Chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I am fighting to keep funding for competitive grant programs to help initiatives nationwide. I believe the federal government is making a smart investment in the smart programs keeping our communities strong – from equipment for local law enforcement, to science and engineering programs at our local community colleges, to economic development grants for our small businesses. I will keep fighting to protect the funding for these important initiatives.
Know that I am on your side! I can help local organizations with federal grant proposals by sending a letter of support for the project. At your request, I will send a letter of support directly to the head of the federal agency at the same time the proposal is submitted. If you are seeking a letter of support for your project, please fill out this form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I wish you the best of success with your project, and I appreciate the opportunity to be of service.
How To Find Federal Funding Opportunities
The federal government offers a "one-stop shop" for information on all federal funding opportunities, with information about more than 1,000 grant programs administered by more than 25 federal agencies: http://www.grants.gov/
In addition to www.grants.gov, the following websites might be helpful in identifying federal funding opportunities:
How To Write A Grant Proposal
Federal grants are competitive and federal dollars are limited. Grant proposals must be well-written and comply with grant criteria to be competitive. Grants are awarded to organizations whose proposals are in line with program priorities, and whose projects meet the highest standards. Here are some resources that will help you write a good grant proposal:
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program 2014
The Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute in conjunction with the University of Maryland offers a free series of regional Firefighters Grant Workshops for all fire department and EMS personnel across Maryland and will assist departments in preparing a successful Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program Application. Details on the 2014 workshops are available here.
How To Apply for Federal Grants
Most federal grants require you to apply through www.grants.gov, which, in addition to being a research tool, is also an application management system. Here are three great Webinars, hosted by the Maryland Governor's Grants Office, which will help you navigate the system. They go over the steps you have to take in order to apply for a federal grant online:
For more information about federal grants, please contact my grants staff at: