Nittany Grantworks provides comprehensive grant development services to units of government. The firm provides an array of services to help clients efficiently and successfully identify, secure, and administer grant funding to support community development projects. Staff are practiced and proficient in providing the specialized skills needed to help clients successfully undertake and engage in grant development activities.

Nittany Grantworks can be contracted to provide continuous services to help clients undertake and complete multiple community development projects at one time or interim services to help clients undertake and complete one specific project. The grant development services provided by Nittany Grantworks include, but are not limited to, the following:

Project Development Services
• conducting needs assessments
• implementing income surveys
• identifying and prioritizing projects
• establishing project goals and objectives
• developing realistic project budgets and timelines
• identifying potential sources of funding
• developing funding strategies
• organizing and facilitating community meetings
• garnering support for projects
• collaborating with special interest groups

Grant Application Preparation Services
• researching and compiling published data
• relating projects to local and regional planning efforts
• gathering letters in support of the project
• preparing concise, thorough applications
• compiling, binding, and submitting applications

Grant Administration Services
• facilitating the engagement of grant contracts
• preparing project management plans
• assessing and facilitating environmental review activities
• establishing compliance with accounting and auditing requirements
• completing signature and depository forms
• establishing and maintaining project files
• assuring compliance with funding agency conditions in bidding procedures
• monitoring compliance with all labor standards requirements
• reviewing expenditures to ensure their propriety and proper allocation to the project budget
• preparing project progress reports, financial statements, and drawdown requests
• compiling project completion reports
• representing clients and projects at meetings, workshops, or conferences
• organizing community events to commemorate the completion of projects

 


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