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The 2020 CR: What’s Inside

H.R. 8337 would extend government funding through December 11, 2020, averting a government shutdown that would otherwise begin October 1.  The continuing resolution (CR) would generally extend fiscal 2020 funding levels while including some “anomalies” that would adjust the amount available to agencies or extend authorities.  The measure reflects an agreement between Democrats and Republicans over farm and food aid programs.  The measure would also extend surface transportation programs, the […]

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State Action on Stimulus Checks

by: Ryan J. Stevens Congress passed the CARES Act nearly six months ago, which provided roughly $2 trillion to individuals, businesses, and states in response to the global coronavirus pandemic.  The Act also included payments of as much as $1,200 for individual taxpayers and $500 per child, phased out when incomes exceed $75,000 for individuals and $150,000 for couples filing jointly. In May, the House passed the $3 trillion Heroes […]

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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Brownfields & Land Revitalization Program

What is a Brownfield? A brownfield is a property, expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Approximately 450,000 brownfields exist in the United States.  The cleaning up and reuse of these properties have benefits, including increasing local tax bases, facilitating job growth, leveraging private investment, and utilizing existing infrastructure. By taking development pressures off greenfield […]

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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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