Looking Beyond DRS Submission to Support Program Improvement

The application deadline for most programs in this round of DRS is just three weeks away. This is a good time to check in on proposal development and what needs to happen between now and submission. Your program might also be identifying ways it can continue to...

Data-Driven Decision Making Supports Quality Improvement

By Julie Shuell, Senior Consultant, Foundations for Families Data-driven decision making relies on having access to information and using it to think about current programming, funding strategies, partnerships, and staffing. The upcoming 2020 Census will provide new...

What Will The Timing Be For DRS Round 8?

Is your program expecting to compete for funds in the next round of DRS (Round 8)? We understand some of you have been waiting a long time for the Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) to be forecasted. There aren’t any forecasts on grants.gov for upcoming Head...

How to Use the Wait for DRS to Enhance Proposal Competitiveness 

If you’re still waiting to see a forecast on grants.gov for the next round of Designation Renewal System (DRS), round 8, you are not alone! There are still not any forecasts for DRS round 8. While it can be unsettling waiting for a DRS competition (an...

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