BIA offers our clients access to Grant Specialists who are experts in identifying grant sources, tracking eligibility requirements, and writing successful grant applications - for whatever their project needs. We can help you research and identify projects that are “best fit” candidates for specific rounds of funding, assist with grant applications, and provide design, construction supervision, planning and research, and other grant administration services.
The overall range of funds includes:
- Water resource protection and education projects
- Park and recreation facilities
- Open space and land conservation issues
- Specialty facilities such as libraries and auditoriums
- Feasibility studies and site development planning
- Rails-to-trails projects
- Historic preservation
- Rivers conservation planning and implementation
In previous grant cycles, our application assistance helped the Borough of Hellertown capture a $75,000 grant for its municipal library to install a handicapped-accessible elevator as well as $238,000 to date for ADA-approved curb cuts throughout the Borough. We have made extensive use of the Community Development Block Grant program for municipalities; as well as the US Department of Agriculture Rural Community Facilities Program for universities and libraries.
Other notable grants we have assisted in obtaining include:
- Over $100,000 for street repairs in the Borough of Pen Argyl
- $50,000 for a water main replacement for the Bethlehem Authority
- $5.6 million for additions and repairs to the Borough of Pen Argyl's sewage treatment plant
According to Hellertown Borough Manager Charles Luthar, “Barry Isett & Associates has been an outstanding resource in the Borough’s efforts to secure grants during our cooperative association. BIA Specialists are both experienced in the grant writing process and a careful listeners, and can help staff to develop a concept from a ‘rough idea’ to a final, thorough grant application. As the Council and Mayor, together with Borough staff, seek alternative funding sources for various public improvements that improve the quality of life for our citizens, Barry Isett & Associates grant writing services are a very important part of helping to make steady progress while balancing our financial responsibilities to the taxpaying public.”
Chances are excellent that your organization qualifies for grant money from a variety of sources. Let us help you navigate the informational maze, identify projects that are good candidates for funding, assist with the applications, and administer your successful program.