Archive for ◊ November, 2008 ◊

Author: admin
• Thursday, November 27th, 2008

I was reading a local newspaper today and I read of local government projects that would be eliminated due to decreased tax revenue as a result of the current economic downturn.  While it is true that tax revenues are down, that does does not mean that all of the projects need to be eliminated.  Nowhere did the story ever mention the local government applying for grant money.  It could be that the author did not know of an application for grant money, or it could be that the local government did not apply for grant money.  Many of the projects listed for the chopping block are projects that have the possibility of being awarded grant money for funding.  

There is grant money available from the Federal Government, State Government, and private foundations just waiting to be claimed.  Many people, including local government leaders, do not know where to go to ask for grant money for project funding.  This is where we come in.  Our staff are very familiar with sources of grant money, and how to apply for it.  There is a possibility that a project you thought needed axed can be saved by funding with grant money.  

Contacy our staff today to discuss funding your project with grant money.

Author: admin
• Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Harmony Township Fire & EMS (South Vienna, Ohio) has received a much needed Assistance to Firefighters Grant.  The grant money has been awarded for “Operations and Safety.”  The grant money will be used for purchase of much needed equipment.  The total project cost is $29,150.00 and the federal share is $27,693.00.  The announcement of this grant award was made November 14, 2008.

Harmony Township Fire & EMS will be able to better serve the public, thanks to this grant money.

We can help your organization secure grant money too!  Contact us with your ideas that need funding.

Author: admin
• Thursday, November 20th, 2008

The City of Brunswick Division of Fire (Brunswick, Ohio) has been awarded grant money in the form of an Assistance to Firefighters Grant.  The federal share of this grant is $118,011.00.  This grant money will be used for “Operations and Safety.”  The project will replace the entire communications system for the Division of Fire.  The total project cost is $130,523.00.  The announcement of this grant award was made on November 14, 2008.

The City of Brunswick Division of Fire are just one of our clients who received grant money this week. 

We can help your organization secure the grant money you need for your projects.  Contact us for information.
Author: admin
• Thursday, November 20th, 2008

The Canton Township (Stark County, Ohio) Board of Trustees has been awarded $31,561.00 in grant money to fund a community walking track.  This grant money is from the Ohio Nature Works Grant.  The announcement came in round 15 on November 15, 2008.  

The Canton Township Board of Trustees are just one of our clients who received grant money this week. 

We can help your organization secure the grant money you need for your projects.  Contact us for information.
Author: admin
• Thursday, November 20th, 2008

There has been a little confusion as to the area served by Gatchell Grant Resources LLC.  While it is true that out website is www.ohiograntwriters.com, we serve a much larger area.  We hope that this post will clear this up.

 

Area Served by Gatchell Grant Resources

 

Grant availability is abundant for 2009 and although Gatchell Grant Resources is located in northeastern Ohio, we serve clients throughout the country.

We enjoy meeting our grant clients in person, and make every attempt to do so; however in today’s day and age email is an avenue that works well with clients. This very valuable means of communication was not possible 10 years ago.

Do not hesitate to contact Gatchell Grant Resources with your grant related needs and questions, no matter where you are located.

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Author: admin
• Thursday, November 20th, 2008

Gatchell Grant Resources welcomes invitations to speak to your group with programs and educational grant topics specifically designed to meet your needs.  Speaking engagements range from motivational, to women’s business groups, to governmental conferences and round table discussions with a variety of grant topics including:

Very Basic Grants 101

Developing Grants

Grants for Public Safety Services

Disaster Strikes! Navigating the FEMA Maze

 

Members of our team have taught grant writing classes at Adult Community Education Classes through local school systems (BCI background complete) as well as Ohio and Indiana Township State conferences.  We have also had the privilege of presenting at the National Association of Small Towns and Townships conference in Washington, DC.

Author: admin
• Thursday, November 20th, 2008

We get many questions from new clients or potential clients asking questions that can sometimes be hard to find answers to online.  We have posted a list of those questions and answers here in one place.  We hope that this grant information will be of assistance to you.  

Very Basic Grant Information

What is a grant?
Simply put a grant is funding, services, or a product provided by a benefactor who wants to solve a problem.  Grant funds do not have to be paid back.

Who are the benefactors?
Benefactors include the federal, state, or local public entity, foundations, corporations, and private individuals who have set up a special foundation or trust account with the purpose of furthering a special interest cause.

Who can apply for a grant?
Grants are generally awarded to communities, public safety services, non-profit 501c3 organizations, educational, and health institutions. This list is not all inclusive.

Why are grants not funded?
Application was never submitted.
 If you do not ask for the grant you are guaranteed 100% non-funding.
The next reason for denial is that directions were not followed EXACTLY.

Where do I look for grants?
Searching for grants can be overwhelming to the beginner and seasoned grant applicant.  Grants can be found on the internet (using very specific words to start search), libraries are a great source of written materials, newsletters, periodicals, and networking with others who have written or received grants.

Do I have to do follow up paperwork after grant is awarded?
Yes.  Grantees are held to a high accountability standard that will withstand audits.  So their funding must be accurately expended and reported by the agency receiving their awards.  Accountability for the recipient is normally detailed in the guideline.  Accountability must also meet all local or state requirements when dealing with public agencies.  Remember, when dealing with budgets; details and supporting documentation must be maintained and made available upon request.

Does my organization have to put any money towards a grant?
 Depending on the grant guidelines a specified percentage might be required.  Sometimes “in-kind” services including equipment hours can be used toward the required match.
These are issues that need to be discussed prior to application and award.

Grant writing sounds like work; is it?
Yes, but for the time invested the rewards to be reaped will help your organization solve problems, acquire equipment, or man-power that otherwise might take years to accomplish.

 

These are just a few grant basics.  As we build our site, we hope to provide you and your organization with as much detailed information about grants as possible.  We are starting with the basics of grants and we will then get more involved.

Author: admin
• Sunday, November 16th, 2008

We at Gatchell Grant Resources love to hear from our customers.  One of the best ways for us to gauge our effectiveness is to listen to you.  Here is a letter that we received.

I was very pleased with the grant writing class given by Vera Gatchell. The open classroom discussions made the experience very informative and educational with the emphasis on educational. Vera not only made it look so easy but was also an inspirational speaker her words of encouragement were abound. Any question you had she answered with an absolute knowledge of her unique gift. Her descriptive way of writing a grant truly was spellbinding. I absolutely recommend this class if it is your first time writing a grant or you have been writing them for years. Knowledge is a powerful tool and Vera possesses and shares many tools in this Grant Writing Class.

Joyce, Perry Township Administrator

If you have used our services, please let us know how we did.  Customer feedback is very valuable to our business.

We look forward to helping your organization secure the grant funding you need.  Contact us for assistance with your grant application.

Author: admin
• Sunday, November 16th, 2008

We at Gatchell Grant Resources love to hear from our customers.  One of the best ways for us to gauge our effectiveness is to listen to you.  Here is a letter that we received.

An interest in learning more about the grant process led me to the “Basic Grants 101” class taught by Vera and DiDi of Gatchell Grant Resources.  This class was outstanding!  A variety of information was presented in a very precise yet comprehensive manner that was easy to understand.  I went into the class with absolutely no knowledge of grants and now feel that I have a good idea of the grant process and the skills necessary to successfully complete an award winning application.  Vera and DiDi did an exceptional job explaining and sited relevant examples from their many years of successful grant writing.  Not only was the class very informative, but fun too!  I highly recommend this class to anyone who is interested in learning more about the grant writing process.

–Lisa Michalek

If you have used our services, please let us know how we did.  Customer feedback is very valuable to our business.

 We look forward to helping your organization secure the grant funding you need.  Contact us for assistance with your grant application.

Author: admin
• Monday, November 10th, 2008

The following is a list of our clients and their awards for the 2008 CEDAP Grant.  This is being posted for informational purposes.  If you would like assistance with your CEDAP Grant, contact us.  We are certified grant specialists and administrators.

 

Organization City & State Program Federal Share Award Activity Level Award Date

Canal Fulton Volunteer Fire Dept. Canal Fulton

Ohio CEDAP

Equipment Grant No Match Grant

Equipment Only Hydraulics Rescue Tools

($16,550.00)

10/01/08

Paint Fire & Rescue Mt. Eaton

Ohio CEDAP

Equipment Grant No Match Grant

Equipment Only Hydraulics Rescue Tools

($16,550.00)

10/01/08

Perry Township Vol. Fire Dept. Inc. Scio

Ohio CEDAP

Equipment Grant No Match Grant

Equipment Only Hydraulics Rescue Tools

($16,550.00)

10/01/08

South Amherst Vol. Fire Department South Amherst

Ohio CEDAP 

Equipment Grant No Match Grant

Equipment Only Hydraulics Rescue Tools

($16,550.00) 10/01/08

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