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“Incumbents Do Not Have a Veto!”

With those words, Asst. Sec Lawrence Strickling, head of NTIA, enables many applicants and others worried about the NOFA’s incumbent challenge clause breathe a little easier. And for those of us who’ve railed against this potentially destructive clause , there is also a bit of satisfaction for not giving up the fight. Mr. Strickling and […]

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We Should Demand a 30-day Extension on NOFA Deadline

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I wrote a sanity-check blog post over at with some tips on dealing with this insanely tight window for submitting grant proposals. One voice of sanity, Bill Price, left this simple question: “Why has no one filed for a ‘stay of execution’ and requested an extension of the August 14th deadline?” Hmmm.  Update! It […]

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Making Sense of the NOFA Rules (pt 1)

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Update Finally, the NOFA’s out (click here). It’s 121 flippin’ pages! Be patient while I grab breakfast and try to sort this bad boy out. I’ll post Part 2 of this NOFA assessment as soon as I can.    This NOFA is more than a tick list of items that grant proposals must contain, or […]

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