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Watch out for “Hidden” Grant Requirements: Part Two

Tue, Jul 28, 2015 @ 14:07 PM / by Roland Garton posted in grant hints, hidden grant requirements, wired proposals, grant requirements

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As promised in Part I of this series, this blog points out some clues that might indicate a purportedly open Request For Proposals (RFP) is not so open after all. Sometimes a funding agency has a particular recipient in mind for an award, and writes the RFP to favor that participant in the selection process.  Agencies may do this to comply with (and at the same time skirt the intent of) administrative requirements.  Agencies may also issue such RFPs to identify any applicants that might provide even better results than the providers they’re currently aware of.  Whatever the reasons, RFPs with a foregone recipient in mind are often called “wired proposals,” and if you spot one of them you may be better off not to apply.  Here are some indicators to watch out for:

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