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


Evolution of the FAA’S Airports District Office

August 11th, 2015
Doing business with the FAA Airports Division has changed substantially over the last several years. Several years ago many of the Airports District Offices (ADO) were functioning with a small number of staff who were required to oversee a large number of airports and serve various roles. It was not uncommon for an ADO project manager to serve as...


North American Wetland Conservation Grants

July 27th, 2015
The Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service has announced the availability of small grants that support public-private partnerships that further the goals of the North American Conservation Act. Projects must involve long-term protection, restoration, enhancement and/or establishment of wetlands and associated uplands habitats for...


Montana Main Street Grant Program

July 20th, 2015
The Montana Department of Commerce, Community Development Division has announced it will begin accepting Montana Main Street Grant Applications for the FY 2016 cycle on September 1, 2015. The Montana Main Street Program is dedicated to bettering the economic, historic and cultural vitality of Montana downtowns through community development,...


HOPE VI Main Street Grant Program

July 20th, 2015
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced funding availability for small communities to assist in renovation of an historic or traditional central business district by replacing unused commercial space in buildings with affordable housing units. The objective of the program is to redevelop Main Street areas, preserve historic...


Tribal Transportation Safety Funding

June 29th, 2015
The Federal Highway Administration has announced the availability of funding and requests grant applications for the Tribal Transportation Program Safety Funds (TTPSF). Grants should emphasize the development of strategic transportation plans using a data driven process as a means for Tribes to determine how transportation safety needs will be...