Round Three (part 2): 266 pages in 61 days…

Another 64 forecasted DRS Round 3 notices arrived on grants.gov yesterday.

The states with competitive service areas in the second part of this release included: Alabama (3), Arkansas (3), Florida (7), Georgia (4), Illinois (6), Indiana (2), Louisiana (10), Michigan (2), Minnesota (1), Mississippi (3), North Carolina (3), New Mexic0 (1), Ohio (3), South Carolina (2), Tennessee (1), and Texas (13).

Although they were released a day later (9/24/14), they have the same due date (11/24/14).

So, what’s left?

You’ll recall that on or before February 5, 2014, 103 grantees were informed that they were going to need to compete.  With 32 service areas released in part one of Round 3 and 64 in part two, you’d think that leaves 7 grantees from the original list.  However…

The original list, the forecast and the number of live FOAs (as of the morning of 9/25/14) don’t exactly line up. That may be because the 103 list was grantees and the forecasts and FOAs are based on service area. As we’ve been tracking, it looks like this:

Alabama
2 grantees (list of 103)
3 service areas (forecasted)
3 FOAs (9/24/14)

Arkansas
2 grantees (list of 103)
3 service areas (forecasted)
3 FOAs (9/24/14)

California
4 grantees (list of 103)
4 service areas (forecasted)
0 FOAs as of midday on 9/25/14

Colorado
1 grantees (list of 103)
1 service areas (forecasted)
0 FOAs as of midday 9/25/14

Connecticut
2 grantees (list of 103)
3 service areas (forecasted)
3 FOAs (9/23/14)

Florida
4 grantees (list of 103)
5 service areas (forecasted)
7 FOAs (9/24/14)

Georgia
4 grantees (list of 103)
4 service areas (forecasted)
4 FOAs (9/24/14)

Idaho
1 grantee (list of 103)
1 service areas (forecasted)
0 FOAs as of midday 9/25/14

Illinois
5 grantees (list of 103)
5 service areas (forecasted)
6 FOAs (9/24/14)

Iowa
1 grantee (list of 103)
1 service areas (forecasted)
0 FOAs as of 9/25/14

Kansas
1 grantee (list of 103)
3 service areas (forecasted)
0 FOAs as of midday 9/25/14

Kentucky
1 grantee (list of 103)
1 service areas (forecasted)
0 FOAs as of midday 9/25/14

Louisiana
8 grantees (list of 103)
10 services areas (forecasted)
10 FOAs (9/24/14)

Maryland
1 grantee (list of 103)
1 service areas (forecasted)
1 FOA (9/23/14)

Massachusetts
4 grantees (list of 103)
4 service areas (forecasted)
4 FOAs (9/23/14)

Michigan
1 grantee (list of 103)
2 service areas (forecasted)
2 FOAs (9/24/14)

Minnesota
1 grantee (list of 103)
1 service areas (forecasted)
1 FOA (9/24/14)

Mississippi
2 grantees (list of 103)
3 service areas (forecasted)
3 FOAs (9/24/14)

Missouri
4 grantees (list of 103)
3 service areas (forecasted)
0 FOAs as of midday 9/25/14

Nebraska
2 grantees (list of 103)
2 service areas (forecasted)
0 FOAs as of midday 9/25/14

New Hampshire
1 grantee (list of 103)
1 service areas (forecasted)
1 FOA (9/23/14)

New Mexico
1 grantee (list of 103)
1 service areas (forecasted)
1 FOA (9/24/14)

New York
4 grantees (list of 103)
4 service areas (forecasted)
4 FOAs (9/23/14)

Nevada
1 grantee (list of 103)
1 service areas (forecasted)
0 FOAs as of midday 9/25/14

North Carolina
3 grantees (list of 103)
4 service areas (forecasted)
3 FOAs (9/24/14)

North Dakota
0 grantees
1 service area (forecasted 9/2/14)
0 FOAs as of midday 9/25/14

Ohio
2 grantees (list of 103)
3 service areas (forecasted)
3 FOAs (9/24/14)

Oregon
2 grantees (list of 103)
2 service areas (forecasted)
0 FOAs as of midday 9/25/14

Pennsylvania
8 grantees (list of 103)
9 service areas (forecasted)
10 FOAs (9/23/14)

Puerto Rico
2 grantees
2 service areas (forecasted)
2 FOAs (9/23/14)

South Carolina
3 grantees (list of 103)
3 service areas (forecasted)
2 FOAs (9/24/14)

Tennessee
1 grantee (list of 103)
1 service areas (forecasted)
1 FOA (9/24/14)

Utah
1 grantee (list of 103)
1 service areas (forecasted)
0 FOAs as of midday 9/25/14

Virginia
4 grantees (list of 103)
4 service areas (forecasted)
4 FOAs (9/23/14)

Washington
1 grantee (list of 103)
3 service areas (forecasted)
0 FOAs as of midday 9/25/14

West Virginia
1 grantee (list of 103)
1 service area (forecasted)
1 FOA (9/23/14)

It looks like there was more activity this afternoon.  We will share that information here, soon.  Then we will list and arrange by state which is how we prefer to see the information.

Thank you.

DRS Round Three: 266 pages in 62 days…ready, go!

Today, 32 of the forecasted DRS Round 3 notices migrated from the grants forecast to grants.gov.

You can view them at www.grants.gov. Remember, put 93.600 in the CFDA search field and you should get 34 results. The last two (on page 2) are the two EHS-CCP opportunities that are still open.

So far, states with live FOAs are: Connecticut (3), Massachusetts (4), Maryland (1), New Hampshire (1), New Jersey (1), New York (4), Pennsylvania (10), Puerto Rico (2), Rhode Island (1), Virginia (4), and West Virginia (1).

We are looking carefully and will provide analysis soon. Basically – by the numbers – you have less time to do just as much as applicants did in Round 1 and 2. Just 62 days and a limit of 266 pages across four electronic files.

But – you’ve been working on this and are poised, ready to go. Right?

More soon.

Thank you.

DRS 3…maybe today, but not yet

Like you, we are watching for the DRS Round 3 FOA (funding opportunity announcement) today. Maybe. The official forecast  suggests it will come out today but those dates sometimes slip.

Remember, if you want to check yourself you can go to the search part of grants.gov and then type “93.600″ in the blank box to the right of CFDA Number (upper left area, third box down).

If the forecast is accurate, there will be just 62 days between the FOA’s release date and the application’s due date.  It is going to be fast and intense for the Round 3 group.

We’ll let you know when we see that they are live and then, soon, reorganize them into a more friendly format as we’ve done for Rounds 1 and 2.  Grants.gov is cumbersome.

Thank you.

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If you are in Round 3 DRS and need help with your grant application, or if you are a delegate or otherwise qualified agency considering your options, please be in touch. Our plate is quite full right now but we would be happy to talk and will certainly connect you with the resources you need. Please do call – 703-599-4329 or email augenblick@foundationsforfamilies.com .

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