Competitive Edge

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

Revolving Fund Water/Wastewater Program Grants & Loans

March 23rd, 2015
The USDA Revolving Fund Program, Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service announces the availability of funds for qualified private, non-profit organizations that will be selected for RFP grants funds to establish a lending program for eligible entities. As grant recipients, the non-profit organizations will set up a revolving loan fund...

BIA Indian Highway Safety Program Grants

March 23rd, 2015
The US Department of the Interior has announced funding availability to assist Indian Tribes in implementing traffic safety projects. Projects should be designed to reduce the high number of traffic crashes and their resulting fatalities, injuries and property damage within Indian communities. Traffic safety problems must be identified and...

General Aviation Airports – Managing Your Non-Primary Entitlements

March 17th, 2015
For most general aviation airports, having adequate funding available to complete a large construction project is always a challenge. These projects have the ability to easily exceed $1 million in cost and usually still leave the Sponsor removing items from their wish-list in order to complete the project on budget. While several forms of federal...

American Apprenticeship Grants

March 16th, 2015
The United States Department of Labor has announced funding to develop and implement innovative, high-quality registered apprenticeship programs. Grants will focus on public-private partnerships between employers, business associations, joint labor-management organizations, labor organizations, training providers, community colleges, local and...

Building Capacity of Professional Planners to Address Public Health Goals Grant

March 16th, 2015
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have announced funding availability to improve understanding and relationships between community design and public health, focusing on two major components of the built environment: transportation systems and land use. Strategies and activities should create guidance for planning practice and increase...