Grant Writing – Government Grant Facts & Writing Tips

Although no one single source of information covers all federal government grants, most federal agencies have some type of grant-making program. This article will help you become familiar with government grants by providing you with important federal government grant facts and grant writing tips.

Government Grant Facts

  • In 2009, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act – or Stimulus Package – injected a historic $463 Billion in additional grant funding into the grant pipeline.
  • Typically, federal funding annually for grants is around $100 Billion, depending on who you talk to.
  • Despite a decline in funding for social service, health, and welfare programs in the mid-to-late 1980s, over a 20-year period starting in 1980, the U.S. government funding for grants more than doubled, increasing from $40 to $90 billion.
  • According to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, there are 1,999 Federal assistance programs.
  • At the time of writing this article, there are
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Law School Essay Exams – Focus on Key Facts

“Legal problem solving – identifying and diagnosing problems and generating strategies and tactics to achieve client objectives – is a legally trained person’s most basic function. Most legal problem solving activity involves some legal analysis – combining law and facts to generate, justify, and assess a legal problem’s merits.” (Legal Services Practice Manual: Skills, 2010)

All lawsuits arise as a result of disputes involving facts. Our legal system revolves around resolving disputes through the application of rules of law to the facts of a case. Yes, trials and appeals are about “law,” but remember that the trial court judge, or the jury, is referred to as the “trier-of-fact.” Determinations of facts are so important that the Bill of Rights guarantees that facts once decided by a jury are pretty much the last word. The seventh amendment provides that, “…no fact tried by a jury, shall be otherwise re-examined in … Read More