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

Indian Community Development Block Grant

September 28th, 2015
The US Department of Housing and Urban Development announces funding for development of Indian and Alaska Native communities including the creation of decent housing, suitable living environments and economic opportunities primarily for persons with low and moderate incomes. Applicants can use funds for a multitude of community development...

Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Projects on Indian Lands Grants

September 28th, 2015
The Department of Energy, Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, is soliciting applications to 1) install clean energy and energy efficiency retrofits projects for Tribal buildings, and 2) deploy clean energy systems on a community-scale on Indian Lands. Eligible Applicants: Indian Tribes and Tribal Energy Resource Development...

Urban Waters Small Grants

September 28th, 2015
The US Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water announces funding availability to address EPA’s water quality and environmental justice goals. Proposed projects should address urban runoff pollution through diverse partnerships and produce multiple community benefits. In general, projects should meet the following four program...

Importance of Electrical Testing and Record Keeping

September 25th, 2015
The airfield lighting system is a critical part of airport operation. When the lights are in operation, it is often assumed everything must be working properly. However, this isn’t always the case. Over time, electrical circuits and components will degrade. The rate at which cable, connections and equipment degrade varies greatly depending on...

Railroad Safety Grants

September 8th, 2015
The Department of Transportation, Federal Railroad Administration announces the availability of $10,000,000 in discretionary funding for public and private railroad grade crossing enhancement and track improvement projects that improve safety on rail routes that transport flammable energy products, which are defined as crude oil, ethanol, and...