Our Grant Writing Experience

 

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PA Department of Community and Economic Development Grants

1.Small Communities Planning Assistance Program (SCPAP)

Richard C. Sutter & Associates, Inc. has been involved in the Small Communities Planning Assistance Program (SCPAP) since its inception. The grant provides communities who qualify to receive 100% funding for community development plans of all types.  Over the years, the firm has secured funding approval a successfully completed numerous SCPAP projects. These projects involved completion of Comprehensive Plans; Zoning Ordinances; Subdivision and Land Development Ordinances; Wellhead Protection and Groundwater Protection Ordinances and a variety of Community Development and Revitalization projects.

 

The following chart lists successful SCPAP grant applications and SCPAP projects undertaken by the firm of RCS&A over the last several years. We have been involved in this program since its inception in the early 1980's.

TABLE 1

RECENT SCPAP GRANT EXPERIENCE

#

YEAR

COMMUNITY NAME

TYPE OF SERVICE

1

1999

Georges Township

Comprehensive Plan

2

1999

Banks Township

Comprehensive Plan

3

1998

Springhill Township

Comprehensive Plan

4

1998

Fairchance Borough

Comprehensive Plan

5

1998

Boswell Borough

Revitalization Strategy and Plans and Zoning Ordinance

6

1998

Meyersdale Borough

Revitalization Strategy and Plans and Zoning Ordinance

7

1998

Everett Borough

Comprehensive Plan

8

1997

Laceyville Borough, Wyoming County

Revitalization Strategy and Plans

9

1997

Confluence and Ursina Boroughs and Lower Turkeyfoot Township, Somerset County

Comprehensive Plan

10

1997

Dale Borough, Cambria County

Comprehensive Plan

11

1997

Hyndman Borough, Bedford County

Revitalization Strategy and Plans

12

1997

Rices Landing Borough, Greene County

Revitalization Strategy and Plans

13

1997

Austin Borough, Potter County

Revitalization Strategy and Plans

14

1997

Huston Township, Clearfield County

Comprehensive Plan

15

1996

Orbisonia Borough, Huntingdon County

Zoning Ordinance

16

1996

Philipsburg Borough, Centre County

Downtown Revitalization Plan and Historic District Ordinance Nomination

17

1996

Snyder Township, Blair County

Comprehensive Plan

18

1996

Union Township, Centre County

Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance

19

1996

Ulysses Township, Potter County

Comprehensive Plan and Implementation Strategies

20

1996

Hollidaysburg Borough, Blair County

Revitalization Study and Plans

21

1995

Apollo Borough, Armstrong County

Comprehensive Plan

22

1995

Boswell Borough, Somerset County

Comprehensive Plan

23

1995

Curwensville Borough, Clearfield County

Zoning and Groundwater Protection Ordinance

24

1995

Haines Township, Centre County

Comprehensive Plan and Subdivision Ordinance

25

1995

Meyersdale Borough, Somerset County

Comprehensive Plan

26

1995

Saltlick Township, Fayette County

Groundwater and Wellhead Protection Ordinance

27

1995

Wharton Township, Fayette County

Comprehensive Plan

28

1995

Rices Landing Borough, Greene County

Comprehensive Plan

29

1994

Galeton Borough, Potter County

Revitalization Strategy and Plans

30

1994

Philipsburg Borough, Centre County

Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance

31

1994

Rockhill Borough, Huntingdon County

Comprehensive Plan

32

1994

Orbisonia Borough, Huntingdon County

Comprehensive Plan

33

1994

Saltlick Township, Fayette County

Comprehensive Plan

34

1994

Hollidaysburg Borough, Blair County

Revitalization Strategy and Plans

 

 

2.   State Planning Assistance Program/ Shared Municipal Services

Likewise, our firm has been involved in the SPAG, the newer Shared Municipal Services, and the Communities of Opportunity programs since their inceptions. These programs provide matching funds for community development related planning projects and implementation. Over the years we have completed over 25 plans under this program writing the application and managing the grant money for well over 20 of the projects. See the table for details.

 

TABLE 2

RECENT SPAG/Shared Services GRANT EXPERIENCE

#

YEAR

COMMUNITY NAME

TYPE OF SERVICE

1

1999

Gilpin, Parks and Bethel Townships

Comprehensive Plan

3

1998

Centerville and Deemston Borough and West Pike Run Township

Comprehensive Plan

4

1998

Donegal Borough and Donegal Township

Comprehensive Plan

5

1998

Wyoming County (Entire County)

Comprehensive Plan and Countywide Zoning Ordinance

6

1997

Ayr, Todd, and Dublin Township and McConnellsburg Borough

Comprehensive Plan, Revitalization Strategy and Plans

7

1997

Richard Township

Comprehensive Plan

8

1997

Portage Township

Comprehensive Plan

9

1997

Portage Borough

Comprehensive Plan Revitalization Strategy and Plans

10

1997

Adams Township

Comprehensive Plan

11

1997

Huntingdon County (Entire County)

Comprehensive Plan

12

1996

Everett Borough

Downtown Revitalization Plan and Historic District Ordinance Nomination

13

1996

Antis Township

Comprehensive Plan

14

1996

Cooper Township

Comprehensive Plan

15

1996

Clearfield County Planning Commission

Comprehensive Plan and Zoning Ordinance

16

1996

Morris Township

Comprehensive Plan and Implementation Strategies

17

1996

Ligonier Borough and Ligonier Township

Comprehensive Plan and Implementation Strategies

 

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3.  CDBG and Other Grant Experience of the Firms

The firm of RCS&A has a wide range of experience in grantsmanship and grant management, including expertise with the CDBG Program. This experience began with the preparation and successful funding of the City of Altoona's first CDBG Entitlement Program resulting in a successful grant award of $1.25 million. Since then, the firm has submitted more than twenty-eight (28) CDBG applications including applications for Antis Township, Frankstown Township, Logan Township, Hollidaysburg Borough, and Tyrone Borough, Blair County; Bedford Township, Bedford County; Huntingdon Borough, Huntingdon County; Blair County; Bedford County; and Huntingdon County. The firm is currently administering the FFY 1994, 1995 and 1996 and 1997 CDBG programs for Logan Township, Blair County.

 

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Experience

  • Community Development Block Grant Program, Application Preparation and Administration FFY 1984 through FFY 1997, Logan Township, Blair County.
  • Income Surveys for PA CDBG Entitlement Programs, FFY 1984-FFY 1997.
  • Environmental Review Records for PA CDBG Entitlement Programs, FFY 1984-FFY 1997.
  • Leopold Recreation Park: Design, Construction Plans, Specifications and Inspection, PA CDBG/RIRA, 1987-1988.
  • Pennsylvania Community Development Block Grant Program, Competitive Grant Application Preparation, FFY 1996, Blair County (on behalf of Antis Township, Logan Township, Snyder Township, Tyrone Borough, Bellwood Borough).
  •  Pennsylvania Community Development Block Grant Program, Application Preparation, DCA FFY 1985 and 1986, Blair County.
  • Pennsylvania Community Development Block Grant Program Application Preparation, DCA FFY 1985 and 1986, Antis Township. Update of Fair Housing Analysis, 1995, Blair County Redevelopment and Housing Authority.
  • Fair Housing Analysis, Blair County Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 1991. Pennsylvania Community Development Block Grant Program, Application Preparation, FFY 1985, 1986, FY 1988, Frankstown Township.
  • PA CDBG Competitive Application, 1991, Freedom Township.
  • Community Development Block Grant Program, Application Preparation and Administration, FFY 1984, Greenfield Township. CDBG Gaysport Competitive Grant Application, 1993, Hollidaysburg Borough. CDBG Overall Technical Assistance, 1989-1994, Hollidaysburg Borough. PA CDBG Income Surveys, 1988-1990, Hollidaysburg Borough.
  • Community Development Block Grant Program, Application Preparation FFY 1984, Hollidaysburg Borough.
  • Newburg Recreation Site: Phase I and II Design, Construction Plans, Specifications and Inspections, PA CDBG Program, FFY 1984-1986, Logan Township.
  •  Pennsylvania Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program Application Preparation, FFY, 1984-1988, Tyrone Borough.
  • Housing and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and Application, FY 1975 (HUD), Altoona City Council.

In addition to the grants listed opposite, we have written grants for recreation, housing rehabilitation, Act 537 plans, historic preservation, economic revitalization and flood mitigation.

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