Walden’s Grant Writing team has helped dozens of municipalities pursue and win funding for a variety of essential projects. We actively monitor Federal and State grant programs to identify funding opportunities with reasonable chances of success to help cash-strapped municipalities move forward with projects that benefit their operations and communities.
Walden’s grant writers, to date, have acquired over $60 million for clients from many different types of funding programs by utilizing clear and concise language to convey the clients’ needs while managing the often-tedious grant application process. Partnering with Walden will ensure that your grant applications are thoughtfully prepared within the framework of the program to maximize your chances of receiving funding. Walden also manages grant funded projects to effectively utilize client resources and ensure compliance with all funding requirements. Our grant writing and management services include the following:
FEMA Disaster Recovery
Being immersed in the downstate recovery efforts following Superstorm Sandy, Walden helped clients compile the documentation needed to file for reimbursement for storm related costs under the FEMA Public Assistance Program. We also interfaced with the numerous claims representatives involved for FEMA and the State agencies administering the funds. Walden’s assistance was invaluable to these entities as they struggled to get back on their feet after suffering severe losses.
Storm Mitigation and Resiliency Programs
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, Walden pursued a variety of funding opportunities on behalf of our clients for projects intended to strengthen infrastructure and create more resilient communities to protect against future storm impacts. Walden successfully obtained funding for clients through programs including the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Storm Mitigation Loan Program, NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program, and various CDBG-DR programs funded by HUD. These funds are being used to implement projects such as improving drainage system infrastructure, installing emergency generators, and protecting drinking water supply wells.
NYS Archives Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund
Walden has helped municipal clients win funding for records management, website development and developing GIS data management systems.
Miscellaneous Grant Programs
Walden has filed grant applications resulting in awards for projects to resurface deteriorating roadways, install structures to remove debris from storm water drainage structures, prepare maps for asset management, etc.
Compliance with Funding Requirements
When Walden is successful in obtaining grant funding, we then assist our clients comply with all of the conditions related to the financing program. These requirements generally relate to NEPA/SEQRA environmental review, Minority/Women Owned Business Enterprise participation goals, Equal Employment Opportunity standards, and Davis Bacon prevailing wage rates
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Peter BrightonProject Manager
Working with Walden is vastly different than any other job I’ve ever had. The creative and friendly nature as well as the academic and challenging work is very rewarding for a consultant. As a new professional, I appreciate the ability to work on a variety of jobs, while being surrounded by experienced professionals eager to aide in my learning. Being a small company, Walden takes on many large and interesting projects that most small firms would not be able to handle, while maintaining the personal benefits a small company can provide. Moving from California to New York to work with Walden is the best decision I could have made for my career and personal happiness. "
Ashley ErdmannProject Engineer
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Lauren AmenitaMarketing Intern
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MOSF Cost Evaluation
Walden performed a cost benefit analysis for the conversion from Number 6 Fuel Oil to Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel at a Major Oil Storage Facility (MOSF).