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Grants +

Building Funding for Your Next Project

We hear it all the time. You want to start an improvement project, but your community just doesn’t have the funding. At ms consultants, we have in-house finance and grants specialists to make sure your project gets off the ground.


Our services provide you with a trusted partner throughout the funding process, including project funding identification, procurement, application assistance, meeting with various agencies, developing adequate documentation, and regulatory compliance.

Prepare Your Project for Grants + Funding

The ms grants and funding professionals are leaders in navigating the project funding landscape. Our years of experience mean we fully understand the requirements and actively keep pace with the ever-expanding Federal grant programs, including the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), also referred to as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).


To develop realistic strategies, our process includes a pre-funding analysis. The pre-funding analysis addresses several questions to maximize funding for each project, including these questions:


  • Is your project included in a previously completed master plan?
  • Has a preliminary engineering report been completed?
  • Has a benefit-cost analysis been developed?
  • Does the project location meet the demographic requirements of certain grant/funding programs?
  • Does the project solve a regional issue?
  • Have you contacted your local, state, and federal representatives to ask for project support commitments?
  • Has the local match been identified and committed to by the elected officials?


We can assist you with these questions and more to obtain the grants and funding for your project.

Funding Types

From local programs to federal agencies, the ms team can help you identify and secure funding for your next improvement project. Some of the available funding authorities and opportunities are listed below.

Federal Grant + Funding Sources

  • U.S. Economic Development Administration
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development – Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)

State Grant + Funding Sources

  • Departments of Transportation
  • State Environmental Protection Agencies
  • Ohio Department of Development
  • Ohio Department of Natural Resources
  • Ohio Water Development Authority

Local Tax Incentives

  • Joint Economic Development Districts
  • Transportation Improvement Districts
  • Tax Increment Financing
  • Community Reinvestment Areas
  • Bond Levy Assistance
  • Other Tax Incentive Programs

Understanding Your Challenges

We understand the many challenges that communities face when seeking grants and funding. Obstacles such as the ever-changing regulatory requirements, growth through development, and infrastructure nearing the end of its service life all play a part in funding your projects. Because of these challenges, innovative solutions are needed to address the needs while recognizing the limited budget availability.


The ms team is experienced in responding to these challenges and addresses the level of urgency when seeking out applicable grants and funding.

Have any questions? Interested in learning more about what we do?
Contact us, and we would be happy to help.


About ms consultants. As an award-winning engineering, architecture, planning, and environmental consulting firm, we offer comprehensive and innovative solutions for public and private clients. Our offices are strategically located to best serve local and national needs with teams of experts in their respective fields.