NASEN Grants update

Like most of you, NASEN is experiencing severe financial pressure. We will be stable for the next year. However, we are operating with a minimum staff level. Just enough to keep our core services operating.

There will be NASEN grants this year, but they will be delayed at least 30 days. As of August 24, 2009 we have only acquired one third of what we were able to give in last year’s grant cycle. The delay is so that we can spend some more time trying to find additional funding for the 2009-10 grant year. We hope to know more by Sept. 11. Stay tuned.

Years ago, during an especially difficult time in my life, my dad asked me if I knew how steel was made. I knew enough to say “no.” He said, “They put iron in the fire. Are you gonna be OK son?” I said, “Yes.”

He was right.

EDIT 9/18/2009: We will know by the week of Oct. 5th.

EDIT 11/10/2009: We will have grants information by Dec. 1st.