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What to Do When the Funds Dry Up

Wed, Jul 22, 2015 @ 12:07 PM / by Roland Garton posted in state of grant giving, ask these questions when writing a grant, best practices in grant writing, application tips, state of Illinois giving, state funding cuts, Illinois budget, state of Illinois budget, long-range planning


Our company is based in Illinois, a state whose budget woes are getting national attention. Many of our municipal contacts are faced with a disheartening situation: state funds that have been reliable sources of support for many years suddenly are no longer available. Although such funds are never guaranteed, they have in the past been steady enough to build budgets around them. Now those budgets are in jeopardy. As a result, our consultations and strategy sessions often revolve around replacement funding.

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Be Proactive About Protecting Your Municipal Budget

Tue, Apr 2, 2013 @ 19:04 PM / by Rebecca Motley posted in federal grant budget, government grant budget, government spending, Budgets, state funding cuts, federal spending, municipality revenues


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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