Grant Applications

Grant ApplicationsOver the years, we have demonstrated an impressive track record for successfully completing grant and loan funding applications for our clients. We are ready and committed to assisting our clients’ needs with grant application processes for Federal and state programs.

Our Success Record

POCONO TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Sewer System
HRSA Grant
$10,000,000.00
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Sewer System
PA H20 Grant
$9,000,000.00
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Sewer System
PennWORKS Grant
$5,000,000.00
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Sewer System
US EPA STAK Grant
$240,000.00
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Sewer System
PennVEST Loan
$8,300,000.00
BOROUGH OF EAST STROUDSBURG
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
East Stroudsburg Dam Repairs
PA H20 Grant
$3,759,000.00
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Water Lines
PennVEST Loan
$1,214,000.00
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Middle Dam Repairs
Local Share Account Monroe County
$822,000.00
MOUNT POCONO MUNICIPAL AUTHORITY
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Spray Irrigation and WWTP Upgrades
Local Share Account Monroe County
$900,000.00
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Spray Irrigation and WWTP Upgrades
U.S.D.A. Rural Utilities Service
$5,772,000.00 Grant
$4,993,000 Low Interest
40 Year Term Loan
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Sewer System
PA H20 Grant
$1,000,000.00
PORTLAND BOROUGH AUTHORITY
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Sewer System
PA H20 Grant
$1,000,000.00
PORTLAND BOROUGH COUNCIL
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Park & Walk
DRJTBC
$667,567.00
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Park & Ride
DRJTBC
$639,323.00
BOROUGH OF EAST BANGOR
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award
Public Water
CDBG Grant
$200,000.00
Project:
Funding Source:
Successful Award:
Public Water
CDBG Grant
$63,600.00


Key Issues to Consider Throughout the Grant Application Process

  1. Guidelines – Before a grant application is prepared, it is necessary to identify the programs for which both the client and the project are eligible. RKR Hess engineers are experienced at finding the right funding source for a given project.
  2. The deadlines – To keep the application process running smoothly, it is important to maintain full awareness of the application deadlines. Applications submitted after published deadlines are usually not accepted by a funding agency.
  3. The review and selection process – To ensure the best chance of approval, it is imperative that applicants submit a completed application that reflects the time needed for a thoroughly planned project.
  4. Understanding – A complete understanding of the application and the application process is absolutely necessary. To significantly improve the likelihood of an award, the preparer should make every effort to gain an explicit understanding of the funding agency’s exact application requirements. It is also essential that the preparer clearly understand all engineering aspects of the project so the application provides a concise explanation and justification of costs.

RKR Hess has repeatedly proven that our engineers have the necessary understanding of the application process and the technical capability to win funding awards for our clients.