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Fractured Prism

Welcome to the Fractured Prism. This is my domain (I love the sound of that, kind of like my kingdom), where I will share reflections of the many facets of my life. At the very least, I am a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, friend, homemaker, teacher, counselor, and grant writer. Through the years, I have been professionally cut and polished or just accidental fractured into thousands of pieces and have thoughts about them all. I have found that I am writing for many reasons but mostly to share my small bits of wisdom. Come back often because each reflection will be different. My ultimate goal is to have a place where grant writers, grant reviewers and funders can network. So if you are into grant writing or grant reviewing please leave your name and email. Linda Beason

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Farmers Market and Local Food Promotion Program (FMLFPP) Review

Seeking reviewers to evaluate grant applications for the 2017 grant application cycle. Selected application reviewers’ work will run approximately six weeks between May and June, 2017. A mandatory training webinar will take place in late April. Reviewers will be organized into teams of 3 and follow a pre-set scoring rubric. Individuals will review 10 to […]

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Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Reviews

The OVW has several reviews going on this year.  In order to participate, your contact information must be up to date in the OVW Peer Reviewer Database (OVW PRD).  Please create or check your profile in the OVW Peer Reviewer Database (OVW PRD) at In order to be considered for FY17 assignments, you will need […]

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High School Equivalency Program (HEP) & College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)Review

May be too late for this one but doesn’t hurt to try. Purpose of Programs:  The purposes of HEP are to help migrant and seasonal farmworkers and members of their immediate family: (1) Obtain a general education diploma that meets the guidelines for high school equivalency (HSE) established by the State in which the HEP […]

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2017 Upward Bound Math/Science Review

Probably too late for this one as it is already set for April but they are always needing new reviewers. How to Apply to Serve as a Peer Reviewer: Individuals interested in reviewing applications for UB and UBMS must complete the peer reviewer prerequisites by October 12, 2016. Individuals that do not complete the prerequisite process will […]

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Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL) Review

On December 20, 2016 the United States Department of Education (USDE) launched the inaugural grant competition of the Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program (TSL).  The TSL program is a new discretionary program at the Department that builds upon the former Teacher Incentive Fund (TIF) grant program.  The program aims to support efforts of local […]

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Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) Review

The FY2017 Magnet Schools Assistance Program (MSAP) Competition Call for Peer Reviewers is live at Your help in disseminating this opportunity amongst your circles of influence would be greatly appreciated. Please note the new close date for this announcement is COB, Friday, March 17. If you have questions regarding this announcement, please feel free […]

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Back to Blogging!

At a recent review, a friend asked me to start blogging again (and he said he would too, so promises made!).  I am going to try to at least put up some new reviews.  Many things have changed and I probably am going to have more time at home.  Going to post some new reviews […]

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2015 Student Support Services grant review will be big!!!

The Department of Education anticipates about 2000 applications for the Student Support Services Program.  Review will probably be in Jan or Feb of 2015.  They will need many reviewers and about one-third will have to be new reviewers.  This is great place to get started if you are interested in reviewing.   Go to this site to […]

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Hurricanes, Fires, Bombs…the review must go on!!!

Grant reviewing season is winding down and I finally have a little free time to get back to blogging.  It was quite a year as I did many reviews for different departments and spent a lot of time in one of my favorite places —Washington DC.  As a reviewer this year, I survived fire drills, […]

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2012 Call for Charter Schools Program Peer Reviewers

The Charter Schools Program (CSP) at the U.S. Department of Education is seeking peer reviewers (field readers) to read and evaluate discretionary grant applications submitted under the program’s discretionary grant competitions.  Serving as a peer reviewer is an excellent opportunity to contribute to our country’s education reform efforts by ensuring the effective allocation of federal […]

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