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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

Peer Reviews

The peer review section is provided for those who are interested in being peer reviewers. I am not sure that all the contact information is current but you can always call the office and get current information.

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Be a 2011 Peer Reviewer for the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)

OVC is seeking reviewers from diverse backgrounds and regions to assess grant applications. Reviewers should have relevant crime victimization experience and expertise at the local, state, Federal or Tribal levels in areas such as but not limited to: Domestic violence and sexual assault Child and elder abuse Fraud & identity theft Human trafficking Ethics in […]

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Peer Review for U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools (OSDFS)

 If you are interested in reviewing for the U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, go to the site below and complete the peer reviewer checklist (PDF) document and submit online or email it along with a current resume, to osdfs@fbs-dc.com.    PEER REVIEW CHECKLIST http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/2010osdfsprc.pdf      

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Peer Reviewers Needed for U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)

Every year DOJ gives out millions of dollars in grants/contracts to state and local governments, Indian tribes, profit and non-profit organizations, including faith-based and other community organizations, and other groups.  The overwhelming majority of applications for this grant/contract money must be reviewed by peer reviewers. Who are peer reviewers? Just regular citizens like you with […]

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2011 Peer Reviewer Needed for AmeriCorps

Go to the website below to apply to be a peer reviewer for  AmeriCorps.  The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that encourages Americans of all ages and backgrounds to engage in community-based service. Through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America programs, the Corporation has engaged citizens of […]

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Be a 2011 Peer Reviewer for Administration of Children & Families (Health Department)

Apply at the website below to review for the Administration of Children & Families (US Department of Health and Human Services). Departments include Child Care Bureau, Children’s Bureau, Family and Youth Services Bureau, & Head Start Bureau). Grant reviewing is an important step in the funding process. Grant reviews are designed to choose the best programs […]

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The Old Cowboy

This is a true story I have heard many times from my good friend and grant writing business partner, Diane Morton.  She has a unique way of writing and always makes me laugh.  I asked her to share this story because I can’t convince her to start her own blog.  I hope you enjoy the […]

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Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Reviewers

SAMHSA reviewers must have related program experience and education, be able to analyze grant applications effectively against specific criteria, be able to express their evaluation clearly in writing, and be interested in contributing to the advancement of knowledge. Specifically, the agency is interested in reviewers with the following specific program experience and knowledge: Individuals with […]

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Office of Justice Programs (OJP) 2011 Peer Reviewers Needed

Peer Reviewers Needed OJP is interested in expanding their 2011 pool of expert peer reviewers. Help improve public safety by working with OJP to advance innovative and successful criminal and juvenile justice programs and services. Each year, thousands of grant applications are submitted to OJP for criminal and juvenile justice funding opportunities. Peer reviewers provide […]

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New Notice Soliciting Peer Reviewers (OELA & NAM Field Readers)

Found this notice this week and thought I would share.  Peer Reviews are the best way to improve your grant writing.  Will post others as I find them. The U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program (NAM) is seeking peer reviewers (field […]

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The ABC’s of Grant Applications

(This post is from a friend I met while reviewing grants.  He is an excellent  grant reviewer and offers some great advice.  He is currently the Director of an Adult Outreach Program and has classes for displaced workers, elderly community, mandate divorce classes and re-entry of newly released incarcerated individuals in a number of disciplines.  […]

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