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The funding opportunity announcement for FY14 Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) released on October 30. The electronic application portal opened on Monday, November 3, 2014. All applications must be submitted no later than December 5, 2014.  Grant awards range up to $3.4 million with a...

First, it is important to acknowledge that there is a deep dissatisfaction among the electorate with the work of members of Congress and President Barack Obama. Although the GOP seized control of the Senate and expanded its majority in the House to historic levels and...

09-15-2014, WASHINGTON, DC - Hamm Consulting Group (HCG) participated on an informational webinar on September 8th hosted by the Economic Development Administration (EDA) and State Science & Technology Institute (SSTI) regarding the recently released a solicitation (EDA-HDQ-OIE-2014-2004219) for Regional Innovation Grants.  The presenters were:    Matt Erskine, Deputy...

July 17, 2014. Washington, DC - Because of my work as Washington government relations professional for entities that continually have in interest in securing federal funding through grants and contracts so tracking the spending trends of the federal government is essential. So why is this important?  If...

Washington D.C, 23.05.2014 - On May 21, 2014, I participated on a stakeholder conference call hosted by the U.S. Department of Education to provide an overview and details of the new First in the World (FITW) Grant competition.  The notice for the grant solicitation was published...

May 21, 2014, Washington, DC. The House and Senate leadership have announced the release of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), bi-partisan, bi-cameral legislation to reauthorize the Workforce Investment Act (WIA), which was due for reauthorization eleven years ago. While the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor...

On April 29, 2014, US DOT Secretary Foxx announced the Obama Administration’s proposal for reauthorizing the nation’s surface transportation law. Known by the acronym “GROW AMERICA,” (Generating Renewal, Opportunity, and Work with Accelerated Mobility, Efficiency, and Rebuilding of Infrastructure and Communities throughout America), the measure proposes...

May 01, 2014: As a federal government relations professional principally serving higher education and municipal entities who consistently pursue external funding that includes federal grants, I focus on working with them to implement strategies to enhance their grants success in today’s hypercompetitive environment due in...