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


Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grant

November 24th, 2014
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development's Choice Neighborhoods Implementation Grants help to transform distressed neighborhoods using place-based strategies to address the interconnected challenges of poor quality housing, inadequate schools, poor health, high crime and lack of capital. Implementation Grants provide support to...


National Park Service – Land and Water Conservation

November 24th, 2014
The National Park Service provides matching grants through the Land and Water Conservation Fund State and Local Assistance Program for the acquisition and development of land and water for outdoor recreation purposes. Certain state agencies may also apply for and receive grants for the preparation or update of Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor...


Planning for Airport Hangars

November 20th, 2014
Hangars at airports serve two primary purposes: to provide services to aircraft and to store aircraft. Placement of these hangars can be challenging with pressure to make a quick decision. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has provided detailed guidance related to runway and taxiway layouts but as airport development occurs further from...


Montana State Recreational Trails Program

November 17th, 2014
The Montana State Parks Administration has announced funding availability for projects to develop and/or maintain recreational trails and trail-related facilities in Montana through the Recreational Trails Program (RTP). RTP provides funding for projects to promote benefits in public health, economic, transportation and local community pride and...


North Dakota Transportation Alternatives Program Grants

November 10th, 2014
The North Dakota Department of Transportation has funding available through the Transportation Alternative Program (TAP). Federal funding under this program is available for transportation alternative projects across the state of North Dakota.  TAP provides funding for programs and projects defined as transportation alternatives which include...