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2020 Congressional Fall Outlook

Congress gets back to work in Washington this week with brokering funding deals at the top of the agenda. Both the House and Senate must pass a stopgap spending bill to fund the government and prevent a shutdown on September 30. Congressional leaders plan to prioritize the most time-sensitive legislation during the short September session. Legislative efforts in both chambers to respond to Covid-19 and its economic effects hampered work […]

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DMGS Successful Grant Writing Tips

Annually, government agencies and private foundations offer thousands of grant opportunities for businesses, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities.  For organizations new to the process or those without in-house grant writers, finding and responding to these opportunities can be overwhelming.  How can you be successful at grant writing for your organization?  DMGS is here to provide tips on how to make your proposal stand out from others. DMGS Tip #1 – Due […]

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CARES Act Funding & K-12 Education

H.R. 748, the CARES Act, provided roughly $2 trillion to individuals, businesses, and states in response to the coronavirus pandemic.  DMGS previously looked at the CARES Act, which allocated $150 billion in aid to state, local, and tribal governments. The President signed the CARES Act into law nearly five months ago.  Since then, schools have shifted to virtual learning and canceled on-site learning.  As states and school districts wrestle over […]

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State Action On Statues, Symbols, and Monuments

by: Ryan J. Stevens George Floyd’s killing by police officers in Minneapolis sent waves through society and governments have reacted in turn.  DMGS previously covered how lawmakers are reacting through police reform measures here and here.  Another ripple effect has been the status of race relations and how society should remember historical figures and symbols.  Across the country, national, state, and local governments have been reevaluating the symbols of the […]

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