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Making the Stimulus Work

This article provides helpful lessons for working with government funding. Many nonprofits have found it difficult to put stimulus money to work but several success stories are highlighted here. The article describes what types of programs were selected for NSP program funds (those that were “shovel ready”) and describes how nonprofits responded to the funds. It also looks at local needs and the challenges associated with utilizing stimulus funds. The story looks at how grantees responded, provides suggestions for next time and offers specific lessons that nonprofits have learned. Read the article.

SOURCE: Shelterforce, 3/31/11