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Grant Writing

Grant Writing

USDA Combines Grant Programs

Grants Research

Our grant writing staff can locate available grants to fit your specific project. Grants are available to non-profit organizations through federal, state, and local funding sources. The staff also has access to a database of thousands of corporation and foundation grant funders.

The grant writer will research and identify funding sources whose priorities are in line with the project.

Grant Writing

Our grant writers will meet one-on-one with the grant seeker(s) to discuss the mission, goals, and objectives of the project and to obtain information about the specific program areas.

Our grant writers will pre-qualify the grant seeker's project eligibility for submission of grant proposal.

The grant writer will be the liaison between the funder and the grant seeker through the end of the grant cycle.

Grant writing and administrative fees vary depending on the services needed, such as the complexity of the research, application, and administrative oversight. We offer a one hour free consultation to determine how our agency can help and the approximate costs of services.

Grants Administration

Our grant administrator will maintain a fiscal relationship with the funding source to be certain the grantee is in compliance with the conditions as set forth in the grant award.

The following are some of the services you can expect from our grant administrator:

  • Monitor grant project activities, including on-site inspections where necessary, on a regular basis to ensure quality of work, progress of project, and compliance.
  • Prepare progress reports and other reporting required by the grantor.
  • Track expenditures and prepare periodic draw down requests for reimbursement to the grantee.
  • Attend meetings for the purpose of keeping current with relevant changes and up to date information on the progress of the project.
  • Assistance in developing and maintaining a filing and record-keeping system.
  • Prepare or assist with final closeout procedures.

Other grant administration professional services are provided in accordance with the terms and conditions of the grant.

Grant writing and grant administration services are provided on a contractual basis to counties, municipalities, and other non-profit organizations. Some of the areas include, but are not limited to:

  • Community Development Block Grants 
  • Conservation
  • Economic & Community Development
  • Education
  • EPA Brownfields Program
  • Human Services
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Rural Business Enterprise
  • Rural Transportation Enhancement
  • Senior Programs
  • Social Services
  • Urban and Community Forestry 

Grants Specialists

For economic and community development programs contact Ron Townley, Planning & Development Services Director at (252) 234-5965 or email him at rtownley@ucpcog.org.

For more information, contact Olga Abrams at (252) 234-5951, or email her at  oabrams@ucpcog.org. Specializing in Rural Business Enterprise and Development, Health, Human, Social, and Youth Services to include: programs for senior adults, prison re-entry, and after school programs, school drop-out prevention, and gang prevention.