funding

  • Is this the future for local road funding?

    Is this the future for local road funding?

    June 3, 2014

    By Jim Hegarty, PE I drive nearly 30,000 miles every year for my job, so I’ve gotten to see a lot of Michigan. Whenever I stop for gas or an iced tea, I like to scan the newspaper headlines to see what’s going on locally. Last week, I happened upon the Williamston Enterprise with the […]

  • How to find money for your project:  PART 5 – Is there hope for me?

    How to find money for your project: PART 5 – Is there hope for me?

    March 15, 2014

    This is the last of a five-part blog series by Jim Hegarty, P.E., Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Financing Specialist. Face it. Finding grants and funding is hard work. Plus, it is getting harder. It requires equal measures of creativity, persistence, networking and passion. However, there is hope! When I was growing up, Senator William Proxmire of […]

  • How to find money for your project:  PART 4 – Improve your chances for success!

    How to find money for your project: PART 4 – Improve your chances for success!

    February 19, 2014

    This is the fourth post of a five-part blog series by Jim Hegarty, P.E., Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Financing Specialist. I am convinced that preparation begets luck. I have found when my clients focus on these four things it greatly enhances their chances for funding success: Shovel-readiness: The better defined your project is by the time […]

  • How to find money for your project:  PART 3 – Make Your Pitch!

    How to find money for your project: PART 3 – Make Your Pitch!

    February 5, 2014

    This is the third post of a five-part blog series by Jim Hegarty, P.E., Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Financing Specialist. Once you have identified your project and found a prospective funding source, it is time to make your pitch! Usually, this means writing a grant or funding proposal. Every organization has its own proposal format and […]

  • How to find money for your project:  PART 2 – Network!

    How to find money for your project: PART 2 – Network!

    January 28, 2014

    This is the second post of a five-part blog series by Jim Hegarty, P.E., Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Financing Specialist. Pick any project on your wish list—where will you find enough money to make it happen? Look to your network. No, I do not mean ask them for money! They are, however, a key link between […]

  • How to find money for your project:  PART 1 – Dream Big!

    How to find money for your project: PART 1 – Dream Big!

    January 21, 2014

    This is the first post of a five-part blog series by Jim Hegarty, P.E., Prein&Newhof’s Grants and Financing Specialist. When I was a young engineer, one of my mentors told me this: “There’s no such thing as a money problem, only idea problems.” In other words…“Good ideas attract money.” I like to ask my public-sector […]

  • New Service: Asset Management

    New Service: Asset Management

    July 12, 2013

    We’ve been talking about Asset Management lately, especially in connection to the MDEQ’s Stormwater, Asset Management, and Wastewater (SAW) Grant Program. This is a great way to get money to jump start your stormwater and wastewater projects. We’d love to help you apply for this funding. An important part of preparing the work plan for […]