Grant Writing

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 helped clients acquire over $60 million 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.

Walden’s Grant Writing Services are Listed Below:

  • FEMA Disaster Recovery
  • Storm Mitigation and Resiliency Programs
  • NYS Archives Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund
  • NYS Consolidated Funding Applications
  • Compliance with Funding Requirements
  • NYSERDA

Projects:

Electric Car Charger Installation – Middletown, New York

Walden helped Greenlots install the first successful electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at Boulder Pointe Apartments in Middletown, NY. The EV charging stations were funded through grant programs administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) as part of the State’s effort to encourage the deployment of infrastructure to support renewables. Walden assisted Greenlots with site planning, engineering, Planning Board approval and other technical aspects of this project. Walden prepared detailed engineering plans for the civil, electrical, parking compliance (ADA) and restoration aspects of the installation. read more

FEMA Claims Support, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Drainage System Improvements, and Municipal Engineering Services Projects – Nassau County, New York

Walden has worked with a local Village on the South Shore of Long Island for many years, serving as the Village Engineer since 2007.  In this role, Walden has provided a wide range of environmental and municipal engineering services to the Village and has helped plan and budget for future project needs.  In recent years, Walden’s services to the Village have focused on helping the community recover from the destruction caused by Superstorm Sandy.  We have helped the Village recover funds through the FEMA Public Assistance program and managed Phase I of a $40 million Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Village-wide drainage system improvements project, which will ultimately incorporate some of the engineering concepts developed by Walden in the early stages of our relationship with the Village, providing a range of alternatives to reduce flooding in the areas of highest risk to minimize damage and ensure rapid recovery in the wake of future severe weather events. read more

FEMA/HUD Grant Management Services – Nassau County, New York

Walden provided FEMA claim and grant assistance to a Nassau County Housing Authority in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.  This public housing authority operates 14 complexes for senior citizens and low income residents.  All of the housing complexes suffered storm damage and two in particular experienced significant flood damage due to the storm surge, requiring major restoration and renovation to the facilities.  Walden conducted mold and asbestos surveys and coordinated a major asbestos abatement project to address flood damage at one of the complexes.  Walden coordinated with FEMA and the client to compile the documentation needed to support the FEMA Public Assistance claims to recover debris removal, emergency protective measures and facility rehabilitation costs in order to maximize reimbursement of costs.  Walden also worked with DHSES to help coordinate close-out of the FEMA claims and checked records to ensure that all eligible costs were paid.  Ultimately, the Housing Authority received approximately $2.4 million in FEMA Public Assistance funds. read more

Water Infrastructure Improvement Act Grant for 1,4-Dioxane Treatment Project – Nassau County, New York

Walden prepared a grant application on behalf of a local Nassau County Water Authority seeking funding for a 1,4-dioxane treatment project under the 2019 New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA) Grants program.  The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) is in the process of adopting a 1.0 ppb MCL for 1,4-dioxane in drinking water.  Concentrations of 1,4-dioxane in drinking water at one of the Authority’s supply wells currently exceed 1.0 ppb, therefore the Authority plans to install a new Advanced Oxidation Process (AOP) treatment system including UV lamps, hydrogen peroxide addition, and GAC treatment to reduce 1,4-dioxane concentrations at this location so the supply well can remain in operation.  This project will also include adding an extension onto the existing air stripper treatment building to house the AOP system equipment. read more