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Muriel Watkins

Recent Posts by Muriel Watkins: A Centralized Approach to Finding Government Funding

Grant seekers can now research, access, and apply for federal grants via one consolidated Web site,, the sole Web portal where federal government agencies post funding opportunities. This strategic alliance creates a much faster, more efficient, and greatly simplified electronic and paperless process for community and faith-based nonprofit organizations, universities, colleges, and libraries that seek federal financial support.

Many government agencies have transformed their grantmaking activities from decentralized, paper-based processes to an electronic one that drives federal Internet traffic to the Web site. In fact, most agencies no longer accept paper applications at all.