Grant Writing Advice and Tips: The Grant Helpers Blog

Administrative / Overhead Rates in Your Grant Proposal

Posted by Roland Garton on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 23:08 PM

Many requests for proposal will ask for an administrative rate, also known as General & Administration (G&A) expense rate, or indirect rate. In this blog we address some of the most frequent questions we get in our consultations and with clients. This is a basic introduction of key concepts. Indirect expenses can get complex, with multiple rate structures and multiple tiers or rates. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact us at no charge for a quick response.

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Topics: Budgets, administrative rates, administrative rates in grants, indirect rates in grants, grant budget

Some Common Grant Terms and Acronyms

Posted by Michelle Hansen on Thu, May 30, 2013 @ 21:05 PM

We have received several questions from people about common terms and acronyms they have found when looking for and applying for grants. Here are some common ones. We hope this information will help you in your search for grants. If you still have questions, please feel free to contact us. The first consultation with one of our expert Grant Helpers is always FREE.

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Topics: matching funds, unsolicited grant, RFA, indirect rates, NOFA, LOI, RFP, logic model, proposal budget, Budgets, in-kind funds

Be Proactive About Protecting Your Municipal Budget

Posted by Rebecca Motley on Tue, Apr 2, 2013 @ 19:04 PM

It is certainly no secret that many states across the country are struggling financially. Public pension burdens can be staggering, costs of providing education and Medicaid continue to rise, and legislators are scrapping to find solutions. The state of Illinois, home of, is a prime example of this phenomenon. Right now, the Illinois State Legislature is considering two areas that specifically affect municipal revenue:

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Topics: federal grant budget, government grant budget, government spending, Budgets, state funding cuts, federal spending, municipality revenues