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Current Funding Opportunities 

Federal Opportunities:

Combating Opioid Overdose through Community-Level Intervention (ONDCP). Office of National Drug Control Policy announces funds to support research activities that would entail implementing and evaluating communitybased efforts to fight the opioid overdose epidemic.
$2,000,000 is available for awards 
Deadline: 9/6/2017   

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program (HHS). Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to develop or enhance access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income people living with HIV 
$619,617,500 is available for 52 awards.
Deadline: 10/30/2017 

Tailoring Cardiac Rehabilitation to Enhance Participation of Older Adults (HHS). Department of Health and Human Services announces funds to enhance referral, participation, and adherence in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) of older and vulnerable patients who are eligible for CR under current Medicare eligibility criteria.
$1,000,000 available.
Deadline: 11/8/2017

Foundation Opportunities:

Employment Placement and Retention Services. United Planning Organization (UPO) announces funds to support organizations that provide services to D.C. residents living at or below 125% of the federal poverty guideline. Deadline: 9/28/2017 

Venable Foundation announces funds to support civic, cultural, and charitable
endeavors as well as public interest law and legal education in Virginia and Washington, DC.
Deadline: 11/1/17

If you are interested in pursuing any of these funding opportunities give us a call at 202.986.6590.   

The Lindsay Group LLC helped clients raise over $100 million in the past two years.
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We  hope you enjoyed your summer and are excited for all the possibilities that September brings. Check out upcoming opportunities and let us know if we can help. Congratulations to the Institute of the Black World 21st Century, the D.C. Justice Collaborative and the Far Southeast Family Strengthening Collaborative in the awarding of a grant from the Office of Victim Services Justice Grants Administration facilitated by TLG.
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Proposal Pitfalls  
We've been in the proposal business for quite some time.  As the Fall proposal season ramps up (lots of agencies and organizations have to give out money before the fiscal year is over), we thought it would be a good time to discuss what sinks proposals:

1. Waiting until the last minute to submit

Any number of things can go wrong at the last minute--often you need to be pre-registered with the funding entity to even be able to submit your proposal-so we encourage early submissions when possible. 

2. Not lining up references and solid letters of support

Letters of support from key community stakeholders can go a long way.  These take time to obtain-make sure you have the right people on board!

3. Wrong/unrealistic budgets

Funders want to know that you know how to use their money in efficient and appropriate ways.  Make sure your budget accurately reflects your priorities and costs.

4. No/poorly designed data management/evaluation plan

We live in an "evidence-based" world. If the evaluation plan is not well thought out and thin on details, it can make your organization look like it's not well established and unconcerned with results.

5. Not correctly understanding the competition

It's important to know who your competitors are-- are you competing against an incumbent? A wide open field?  You'll want to adjust the narrative accordingly. 

6.  Wrong/Incomplete Attachments

Many proposal require multiple attachments.  Make sure you have an accurate up-to-date list.

We can help avoid these pitfalls! Getting funding for your organization is our main business.  Let us help you so that you can focus on your organization's work.


DC Opportunities:

DC Environmental Literacy Advancement Grant (OSSE). Office of the State Superintendent of Education announces funds to increase the capacity of nonprofit and community-based organizations to provide environmental education programs to District schools represented in the 2017-19 Environmental Literacy Leadership Cadre. Deadline: 9/15/2017
Funds: $800,000 is available for awards and a match is required.

21st Century Community Learning Centers Grant (OSSE). Office of the State Superintendent of Education announces funds to establish or expand community learning centers that provide students with academic enrichment opportunities along with activities designed to complement the students' regular academic program. Request for Application will be released on Thursday, August, 28.
Funds: $7,997,465

Scholarships for Opportunity and Results (SOAR) Act Grants (OSSE). Office of the State Superintendent of Education announces funds to increase the achievement and academic growth of DC public charter school students and to support the improvement and expansion of high-quality public charter schools. Request for Applications will be released on August 11. Deadline: Will be announced in the RFA.  
Funds: $6,000,000 is available for awards

If you know anyone who can benefit from our services and products we appreciate referrals.

Call us at 202.986.6590 or email  jamesl@thelindsaygroupllc.com.


Constance A. Lindsay, Vice President
The Lindsay Group LLC