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Strengthening Nonprofit Fiscal Sustainability, Accountability, and Civic Participation

Focus Project, Inc.

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $50,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2005–April 30, 2006
  • Location Washington, DC, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

This grant will support a project to improve the nonprofit sector’s ability to access and manage federal grants. Created by the Focus Project – better known as OMB Watch – the Strengthening Nonprofit Fiscal Sustainability, Accountability and Civic Participation project focuses on two areas: streamlining the grant process and implementing the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act; and educating nonprofits about state and federal rules governing advocacy activities.Funding will enable the project to address policy advocacy issues. Activities will include conducting a follow-up survey of nonprofits about the Web site; publishing a two-volume guide to the advocacy rules that accompany federal funding; developing dissemination, marketing and training plans for the guide; and researching state-by-state grant rules. During the first two years of the project, activities focused on the grant streamlining component, which was designed as a partnership between OMB Watch and the Urban Institute’s National Center for Charitable Statistics.