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IMMEADIATE
RELEASE


Department
of
Homeland
Security
(DHS)
Visits
Community
Spec,

Inc.
—
A
Grant
Writing
and
Community
Advancement
Company

DHS
discusses
best
practices
for
grant
process,
confirms
existence
2010

Intercity
Bus
Security
Grant
(IBSG)
program.

ATHENS,
GA,
Dec.
1‐2,
2009
—
Department
of
Homeland
Security
Grant
Officials
for

the
Intercity
Bus
Security
Grant
program
met
with
Community
Spec,
Inc.
staff.

Discussions
included
improving
grant
administration
and
specific
practices
to

streamline
the
delivery
of
funds.


Mike
Dickson,
president
of
Southeastern
Stages,
also
participated
in
these
meetings.

As
a
two‐time
IBSG
grant
recipient,
he
contributed
a
firsthand
account
of
his
and

Southeastern
Stages
experience
with
the
program.

In
addition
to
addressing
how
to
improve
the
process
of
delivery
of
funds
secured

through
the
IBSG
grant
program,
the
meeting
included
discussions
of
best
practices

for
environmental
and
historical
preservation
(EHP)
reviews.
Suggested

improvements
for
the
financial
review
of
grant
awards
included
methods
for

submitting
these
reviews
to
DHS
more
seamlessly
and
reducing
the
need
for

revisions
to
financial
documentation
after
initial
grant
submission.


About
Intercity
Bus
Grant
Program:







































































































This
program
provides
funding
for
fixed‐route,
intercity
and
charter
bus
services.

About
Community
Spec:















































































































Community
Spec,
Inc.
provides
nationally
recognized
consultation,
grant
writing,

and
community
advancement
services
to
private
and
public
companies.
For
the
past

15
years,
CSI
staff
have
successfully
researched
and
written
grants
for
clients
in

almost
all
50
states.

For
more
information
about
the
services
of
Community
Spec,
visit
the
company
Web

site
at
http://communityspec.com.



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Contact:










































































































































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Green
Room
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