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Ethics & Lobbying Reform in 2020

by: Ryan J. Stevens The Speakers of the Ohio and Illinois House of Representatives recently have been caught up in political scandals, which have resulted in calls for ethics reform. Ohio Speaker of the House, Larry Householder, was federally indicted along with four others in a $61 million bribery scheme.  The scheme involved a law, House Bill 6, ushered through the Legislature last year, which bailed out two nuclear power […]

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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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How to Advocate in the Age of COVID-19

Last year, DMGS looked at “Hill Day Strategies” and how to advocate effectively.  This year, traditional lobbying and advocacy have changed due to the spread of COVID-19.  In the past few months, in-person meetings with lawmakers and their staff members have dwindled, while digital meetings, emails, and conference calls have skyrocketed.  For example, last year’s conferences or Hill Days have now transitioned into Zoom or Skype meetings. However, even though […]

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EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance: How DMGS Can Help

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.  EDA is currently accepting applications for grants to support a wide variety of assistance, including: Planning and Technical Assistance, Capitalization/Recapitalization of Revolving Loan Funds (RLFs), Construction of infrastructure and other economic development projects […]

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