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 TheGrantHelpers.com, 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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(This article is part two of a two-part series on the trends and projections for U.S. federal government grant funding. Part one of this series highlighted government grant funding trends from the past several years, what those trends might mean for grant funding and the grant funding process, and the potential impact of the recent sequestration cuts.)
In this article, part two of a two-part series, we will focus on the effects of the recent U.S. federal government’s sequestration cuts and predictions for the future of grant funding. We also will discuss how grant seekers might need to adjust their approaches in order to find and receive grant funding in the future.
(This article is part one of a two-part series on the trends and projections for U.S. federal government grant funding. Part two of this series will highlight the effects of the recent U.S. federal government’s sequestration cuts and predictions for the future of grant funding.)
In the United States, there are 26 federal agencies that offer more than 1,000 grant programs annually. These programs are placed into 21 different categories. (For a full list of the 26 federal agencies that provide grants and the various grant categories, click here.)