Funding and Grant Proposal Preparation
Transportation programming is where planning meets implementation. Project review and selection for programming involves reviewing proposed project scopes, schedules, and costs to determine the likelihood of successful project delivery and consistency with the various funding requirements related to individual sources of transportation funding. Longer-term planning is focused into a shorter-term strategic plan to identify projects that provide a benefit to the transportation system in our client’s communities. The shorter-term plan involves identifying potential funding opportunities for the near-term projects and programs.
AMG team members have provided programming, funding, and grant assistance to various transportation authorities and congestion management agencies in the Bay Area region. The team’s familiarity with the multiple agencies involved in programming allows us to identify creative strategies that increase the likelihood of securing external funds. Constrained local and state budgets, combined with limited resources, are making funding programs increasingly more competitive and highlight the need for creative financing techniques.
AMG understands the highly competitive nature and the intricacies of the funding process at the federal, state, regional and local levels. We also understand the significance of the once in a generation influx of federal transportation funding that will shortly hit the streets. We assist our clients in obtaining external funding by meeting eligibility and procedural requirements and strategically pursuing grant funding to leverage internal funding sources.
AMG works to efficiently identify and pursue discretionary and competitive grant programs for transportation projects, as well as alternative financing mechanisms. Our services include research and analysis, technical writing and graphic design, fund management, and cash flow projection, and reporting and compliance.
AMG has been successful in winning and managing several USDOT grants, state SB1 grants, regional and other federal grants for our current clients. Recently, AMG successfully helped secure an additional $20 million in state and federal funding, through various competitive innovation grant programs to develop and deliver critical transportation projects in Contra Costa County.