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Alternative Funding and More for July 20, 2017

“Alternative Funding" (formerly "Special Opps") is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

Electrify America:  Lighting the Way for EVs

Electric cars have been making headlines lately. Spurred by Volvo's decision to only introduce hybrid or battery powered models starting in 2019, media outlets have been speculating on the death knell of the internal combustion engine. While no one knows exactly when or if this will really happen, planners and transportation departments for state and local government understand that green cars are the future, and that necessary infrastructure needs to be established to support their use. Electrify America, from the auto manufacturer Volkswagen, may be one potential source of funding for advancing Zero Emissions Vehicles (ZEVs).

Tribal & Rural Transportation:  CTAA Short-Term Assistance

The Community Transportation Association of America (CTAA) is a national professional membership association dedicated to making affordable, efficient transportation available to everyone. In support of that goal, it conducts research, provides technical assistance, education, and advocacy around transportation-related issues. It also administers short-term assistance programs for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for small scale transportation issues in tribal and rural areas.

Alternative Funding and More for July 13, 2017

“Alternative Funding" (formerly "Special Opps") is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

FastLane Applicants: Who Needs to Reapply?

Life in the FASTLANE is about to become a bit different after a recent overhaul of this program by the Department of Transportation (DOT). Signaling a shift in gears, its name has been changed to Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA). While priorities such as promoting national or regional economic benefits, safety, and mobility will carry over, there is a new emphasis on innovative ways to leverage non-federal funding, including those from states, cities, and the private sector.

Your Annual Grants Calendar & Upcoming Federal Grants:  A Free Webinar

Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax.  Abraham Lincoln may not have been talking specifically about grants when he said this, but nothing could be better advice when it comes to seeking federal funding.  This arena has become more competitive than ever.  That is why The Ferguson Group (TFG) and eCivis have partnered to bring you a free webinar on July 24 on how to lay the groundwork for federal opportunities.  The first step is developing an annual grants calendar to increase your community's return on investment.  The webinar will also cover how to prepare for the three specific programs:

Alternative Funding and More for July 6, 2017

“Alternative Funding" (formerly "Special Opps") is an eclectic mix of mini-grants, special opportunities, and unique programs that has something for everyone. You never know when you will find a resource just perfect for that niche you have been trying to fill. That's what makes treasure hunting in this grants grab bag so rewarding!

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