GRANT WRITING & MANAGEMENT

Grants are a great way for your agency to receive funding beyond the limits of your operating budget. In a post-pandemic environment, grants can assist your agency in bridging the gap between resources and necessities; they are a solution to evolving community challenges, especially when you are working with lean finances. Grants can provide financial assistance with infrastructure, transportation, technology, police, and fire to arts, parks, public welfare initiatives, etc. 


Outside of revenue from property and sales taxes, federal and state grants can be a primary driver of income for many local communities and can be used to fuel neighborhood improvements. Obtaining grant funding can be extremely competitive. The number of requests for funding is continually greater than the funds available. This means that even strong applications may not be approved for funding.


At Capital Strategic Solutions, we assist our clients in obtaining grant funding each year by crafting compelling applications and identifying ways to scale effective programs. We offer a full variety of grant writing, management and technical assistance services customized to the needs of our clients, including:

 

  • Identify your community and department’s current needs through strategic planning sessions.

  • Research funding opportunities to find a grant that will fit your communities’ needs.

  • Verify eligibility requirements to ensure compliance and gather all applicable data, financial records, etc.

  • Assemble grant application, develop the grant narrative.

  • Revising, editing, and proofreading the proposal.

  • Submitting the proposal.

  • Grant award management, ensuring compliance with grant award instructions.

  • Collection of grant-related materials including receipts, reports, etc.

  • Grant closeout process. 
     

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, the federal government awarded to state and local governments over $674 billion in grant funding in the fiscal year 2017, reflecting an increase in funding. 
 

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The extra funding that grants provide for projects and public services, can stimulate your local economy, and support critical recovery initiatives. At CSS, we understand that the grant process can be extremely difficult to navigate, and we want to work with you to secure the funding your community needs during these critical times.