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Helping communities, businesses and elected officials with funding, legislation and issues related to engineering and planning projects.


Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance Program

July 21st, 2014
The US Department of the Interior National Park Service has funding available through the Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance Program, which provides funding to acquire and develop public land for outdoor recreation purposes. Eligible projects include construction of city parks, playgrounds, picnic areas, campgrounds, bike...


US Small Grants

July 21st, 2014
The US Fish and Wildlife Service Division of Bird Habitat Conservation administers US Small Grants to carry out wetlands conservation projects across the United States. These projects must involve long-term protection, restoration and/or enhancement of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for the benefit of all wetlands-associated migratory...


South Dakota Community Innovation Grants

July 21st, 2014
The South Dakota Community Foundation serves South Dakota communities statewide with the goal of improving the quality of life for the state’s citizens. The grant program is designed to support a broader spectrum of charitable activities in the areas of economic development, human services, health, education and culture. Eligible Applicants:...


North Dakota Community Foundation Unrestricted and Field of Interest Grant

July 14th, 2014
The North Dakota Community Foundation serves North Dakota communities statewide with the goal of improving the quality of life for the state’s citizens. The foundation administers many different types of funds which are restricted to a specific purpose, but the foundation also provides unrestricted grants. The foundation prefers to fund projects...


Electrical Safety on Airfield Lighting Systems

July 8th, 2014
Electrical safety on airfield lighting systems and equipment should be the highest priority of everyone working on or near airfield equipment. Electrical safety is the responsibility of each person present and should never be assumed to be someone else’s job. Airfield lighting circuits typically operate on a series circuit system that is...