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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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Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS) Seeking Peer Reviewers

 The U.S. Department of Justice is recruiting Indian country professionals to serve as peer reviewers for Fiscal Year 2011. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting individuals from the following professions/disciplines: Law enforcement Prosecution Corrections Judges Tribal court administrators Victim advocates Child welfare professionals Attorneys Probation officers Mental health and substance abuse professionals Individuals who […]

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The Corporation for National and Community Service (Corporation) is seeking qualified individuals to participate in peer review for the Youth Engagement Zones grant competition!  This competition and consequently the review are subject to the availability of appropriations for fiscal year 2011. Needed Areas of Expertise The Corporation is looking for individuals with extensive experience in […]

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Conjunction Junction (music G5 plays while you are on hold)

Home from a tiring DOED review but it was a great experience.  Once again I reconnected with old friends and made new ones—all of whom I want to work with again!  Worked very hard but had time for a few nice dinners and visiting with friends.  The review was organized and on track.  Can’t say as much […]

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Federal Funding Update for Youth Programs – Your Call to Action!

PLEASE READ!!!!  These are wonderful programs that we need to keep. On Saturday, February 19 the House passed H.R. 1, its funding proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2011.  The House’s proposal includes $100 billion in cuts compared to the President’s FY 2011 budget. The proposal includes zeroing out the following youth programs: Mentoring Children of […]

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Peer Reviewing in the “Good Old Days”!

(This is a great post from a friend and fellow reviewer, Karen Y. Williams.  Think I will quit whining and get back to work!)  I thought that I would share a few comments about my experiences reading Title III grant applications for the U.S. Department of Education “back in the day.”  I often chuckle when […]

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Peer Reviewers Needed for 2011 Professional Development for Arts Educators Program

The Professional Development for Arts Educators (PDAE) Grant Program at the U.S. Department of Education seeks application reviewers for its upcoming grant competition, scheduled to begin in late April or May 2011.  Reviewers will receive an honorarium based on the number of applications reviewed.   The grant program supports the implementation of high-quality professional development […]

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Love All My Broken Hearts!

Above all else, guard thy heart for it is the wellspring of life. Proverbs 4:23 Today is “Wear Red for Women” day.  I discovered this while watching TV this morning and was dismayed to discover that I had nothing red with me.  A vague memory surfaced —my daughter gave me a beautiful red dress pin […]

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Health Professions and Nursing Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students Grant

Agency Name Health Resources & Services Administration Description The Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students (SDS) program promotes diversity among health profession students and practitioners by providing scholarships to full-time students with financial need from disadvantaged backgrounds, enrolled in health professions and nursing programs. Participating schools are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, making reasonable determinations of need, […]

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Free Grant Writing Training

The Foundation Center offers free webinars that are short online grant writing training.  Register to participate without cost. Topics include grantwriting basics, proposal budgeting, and finding funders (as well as other topics). The Center also offers free longer tutorials, interactive online training courses that reinforce lessons with interactivity, assignments, and self-tests.  (Some tutorials have a cost […]

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Improving Literacy through School Libraries: FY 2011

The purpose of this program is to improve student reading skills and academic achievement by providing students with increased access to up-to-date school library materials; well-equipped, technologically advanced school library media centers; and well-trained, professionally certified school library media specialists.  Eligible Applicants Public and State controlled institutions of higher education  Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible […]

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