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Nominate a Grantmaker for the 2018 GPA Pioneer Award

Do you know a funder who is doing outstanding things for your community in the grants profession? Nominate them for the 2018 Pioneer Award! The GPA Pioneer Award recognizes grantmakers that have improved the way grant professionals do their work and acknowledges outstanding contributions to the field of grantsmanship. Two awards are given annually - a local award restricted to a grantmaker headquartered within the state of Illinois AND an award open to any grantmaker outside of Illinois (local, national, international). Nominations are open to members and non-members! Nominations close June 30th.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Transitioning to New Site
The General Services Administration (GSA) is transitioning 10 online systems that manage procurement and awards processes to one site called On May 25, 2018, GSA will be transitioning the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance ( to the new site and calling it Assistance Listings. This means that on May 25th, will shut down, and users who go there will be redirected to 

While parts of the site are official (such as assistance listings), others are demonstration only and continue to be supported on one of the original websites. As the nine remaining sites gradually migrate, their functionality will become official on Once the original site retires, will be renamed  

In migrating assistance listings information, GSA also made significant improvements.  For example, searching for assistance listings is now much more comprehensive and robust on Search results have better information and functionality, such as the ability to click on links to partner sites such as directly.  

Attached is an FAQ sheet you can reference, and you can find more information about the transition at For updates, be sure to follow @USGSA and @FAS_Outreach on Twitter and search #betaSAM.

Social Media

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    • Friday, May 25, 2018
    • Karen Norris

    New Supplement Is Released On Time, But Offers a "Skinny" Version 

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  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Enduring a National Science Foundation Grant Proposal

    • Friday, May 25, 2018
    • Rachel Smoka Richardson

    In spring 2016, I met with the production team of Brains On!, the award-winning science podcast for kids and curious adults. At the time it was a scrappy team of three writer-producers who had been creating the podcast on a shoestring budget and bits of stolen time. They were steadily building a growing loyal fan base eager to learn about science delivered through silly, smart audio.  

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  • Ethics and Me

    • Monday, May 21, 2018
    • Jane Howard

    Ethics seem to be a hot topic right now. If one searches “ethics” on the internet, the following definition appears: “Moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity.” 

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