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Goals and Objectives

On January 10, 2005, Governor Mitch Daniels passed Executive Order 05-08 creating the Office of Federal Grants and Procurement (OFGP). The goal of this office is to significantly increase federal funds to Indiana by coordinating and facilitating the grant efforts of state agencies and keeping Indiana businesses informed of federal procurement opportunities. To enhance Indiana's competitive capacity to actively pursue and secure federal grants, the office will also provide assistance and support to Hoosier universities, non-for-profits, and the business community.

To achieve the Governor's goal of increasing federal funding to Indiana, the Office of Federal Grants and Procurement will pursue the following objectives:

  • Coordinate state agency activities to identify and win competitive federal grants consistent with the policy goals of the Governor's Office, and ensure that grants received are administered efficiently and effectively.
  • Work closely with the State's Washington D.C. Office and our strong Congressional Delegation to advocate for fair adjustments in federal grant formulas and develop strong relationships with key federal agencies that are best able to provide direct grant assistance to the state.
  • Assist local governments, universities, and community-based organizations in identifying federal grant opportunities, and provide them with technical and programmatic support while also ensuring that these groups are aware of assistance that may be available through state agencies.
  • Host workshops and training that will assist state agency staff with grant writing, administration, and evaluation.
  • Provide the business community with information regarding federal procurement opportunities and find creative ways for the federal government to "Buy Indiana."
  • Measure, track, and report federal funding to the state.

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