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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

  • 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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  • Should Grant Professionals Lead?

    • Friday, May 11, 2018
    • Cyndi MacKenzie

    In a recent training session, we discussed what type of leaders encourage a grant- winning environment and what type hinder the progress of those trying to move the needle forward on agency goals and missions. As you can imagine, in both cases we heard the typical adjectives used to describe many co-workers, parents, spouses, and yes, even ourselves at times. 

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  • GPA's New Strategic Plan: Part IV

    • Monday, May 7, 2018
    • Mike Chamberlain, CAE

    Over the last several months, I have shared with you the first 3 elements of the GPA Strategic Plan. These three elements are focused on ways GPA can advance the profession and you as grant professionals. The fourth and final element of the 2018-2020 GPA Strategic Plan, Advance the governance and infrastructure of GPA, addresses more of the “how” of what we will do to make sure we accomplish the items outlined in the first three elements. This part of the plan will ensure there is adequate leadership, oversight, support, and resources to keep GPA on track in implementing the plan.

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