Discovering, applying for, and reporting on Federal Grants: small communities share their barriers in the grant-seeking journey

We interviewed organizations representing over 350 local governments in every geographic region in the United States on their experiences with federal grants. 

By understanding the unique barriers that small cities, townships, counties, and villages encounter when pursuing a grant, we can expand grant access through transparency, simplicity, and ease of use.

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