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Grant Funded Projects

The following success stories demonstrate how communities benefit from local governments using grants management software and grant writing services. Read how local governments such as McAllen, TX, and Santa Clarita, CA, use eCivis to drive their grants success.

City of Brighton, CO: WaterSmart Pilot Project

City of Brighton, CO

Project: WaterSmart Pilot Project

Funded By: State of Colorado Water Conservation Board

Total Awarded: $47,750

In the semi-arid State of Colorado, water conservation is vital to ensure the sustainability of our most valuable resource.   Water conservation programs not only save water, they save money for the customer, and they save the need for additional infrastructure.  The City of Brighton is committed to the continuation of implementing programs to achieve our defined water savings goals.  

WaterSmart will work with the City of Brighton to randomly select 4,000 single family residential accounts for enrollment in a year-long pilot project designed to spur conservation among enrolled homes and provide the data necessary for clear results and data monitoring. Enrolled accounts will be sent Home Water Reports and have access to a web-based Customer Portal that presents customer-specific water use data and comparisons, customized water saving recommendations, and possible opportunities for streamlined processes. WaterSmart will also provide the City of Brighton with a web-based Utility Dashboard that will allow City staff to track program performance and access additional analytics to further target residential customers for conservation assistance.

“The City is looking forward to implementing this project and many more conservation projects for our community.”

- Dawn Hessheimer, Water Resources Specialist

City of Memphis, TN:Memphis Workforce Investment Network YouthBuild Program

City of Memphis, TN

Project: Memphis Workforce Investment Network YouthBuild Program

Funded By: U.S. Department of Labor

Total Awarded: $1,100,000

The Memphis Workforce Investment Network YouthBuild Program will serve 70 young people ages 18-24 who will help build eight homes in Memphis during a two-year training period (2014-2015). This project is part of the larger Heritage Trails strategy to revitalize historically disadvantaged neighborhoods in the downtown area by training local youth to become skilled construction workers with opportunities for long-term careers and income growth in their community.

“eCivis Grants Professional Services provided excellent technical assistance with our grant proposal. They helped me shape the proposal to get it into a winning form, and were instrumental in making sure that the proposal met what the Department Labor was looking for.”

- Alan Gumbel, Program Manager

City of Santa Clarita, CA: Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program

City of Santa Clarita, CA

Project: Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program

Funded By: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Transit Investment

Total Awarded: $4,620,000

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The city of Santa Clarita continues its "Go Green" initiative with the construction of new solar canopies and carports at its state-of-the-art "LEED Gold Certified" Transit Maintenance Facility.  These new additions, when combined with the Transit Maintenance Facility’s existing solar paneled canopy, will generate 97% of all electricity needed to power the facility. As a result, Santa Clarita will save approximately $135,000 a year in electricity bills. The new solar panels will be placed on top of three canopies that will generate electricity while also providing shade for the city’s transit fleet. Additional panels will be placed on top of the bus wash building. The project is a result of a $4.62 million award the city of Santa Clarita received through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act’s Transit Investment in Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction Program. Santa Clarita was selected as one of 43 agencies to be awarded funds through this grant program. The city also applied for a reimbursement from Southern California Edison's California Solar Incentive Program. Southern California Edison approved Santa Clarita’s application for a total of $260,000 for reimbursement over five years.

"The City of Santa Clarita regularly utilizes eCivis’ grants research and management software, and over the last five years, we have successfully garnered over $55 million in grant funding that has resulted in many projects for our community."

– Ken Striplin, City Manager

The Port of Los Angeles, CA: The Harry Bridges Blvd Improvement

The Port of Los Angeles, CA

Project: Harry Bridges Blvd Improvement

Funded By: Federal Economic Recovery Program: Highway Safety Improvement

Total Awarded: $21,472,000

The Harry Bridges Blvd Improvement Project consists of roadway improvements along a 1.3-mile segment in Wilmington. The street improvements along Harry Bridges Boulevard, from Lakme Avenue to Figueroa Street, will include grading, utility relocations, construction of concrete walks, gutters, driveways, traffic signals, fire hydrants, street lighting storm drainage, signage, landscaping, irrigation and fiber optic infrastructure. Construction is expected to be complete in January 2012.

City of Pasadena, CA: Parks & Natural Resources Division of Dept of Public Works

City of Pasadena, CA

Project: Parks & Natural Resources Division of Dept of Public Works

Total Awarded: $5,000,000

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The Parks & Natural Resources Division of Dept. of Public Works currently has 16 grants in progress, totaling approximately $5,000,000 in funding, all originally obtained using eCivis services.

The City of Pasadena has received funding throughout the years from programs such as: The Recreational Trails Program, California Youth Soccer & Recreation, Prop 40 Urban Forestry Management Plan, Prop 50 California River Parkways, Habitat Conservation Fund, CalFire Urban Forestry and EEMP.

“All projects in Pasadena's Arroyo Seco (a 1,000-acre recreational and natural area park and urban forestry street), as well as park tree planting projects and city park renovation projects, are solely funded by grants. eCivis is our primary source when initially obtaining grant information!”

– Elise Jackson, Arroyo Seco Program Coordinator

"eCivis provides our organization with the best tools to research and get funding through their easy to use and intuitive software. They provide us with beneficial inside information so we can continue to grow the Santa Clarita recreation programs."

– Araz Valijan, Recreation Coordinator

The Port of Los Angeles, CA: Port Technology Advancement Program

The Port of Los Angeles, CA

Project: Port Technology Advancement Program

Funded By: Recovery Act: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG)

Total Awarded: $1,482,000

The Technology Advancement Program (TAP) serves as the catalyst for identifying, evaluating, and demonstrating new and emerging emissions reduction and electrification technologies applicable to the port industry. These technologies will be incorporated in future updates to the Port's Clean Air Action Plan (CAAP) as either new control measures, alternatives to existing emission reduction strategies, or as additional mitigation options to support Port growth. Projects that are seeking funding or other forms of assistance are required to submit a proposal explaining their technology and their assistance request. Proposals are evaluated by the TAP Advisory Committee using screening criteria including, but not limited to cost, feasibility, applicability, technological maturity, vendor qualifications and their ability to cost share.

The Port will utilize this funding to further its technologies efforts including, but not limited to, zero emission heavy duty trucks, shore-side power production, electric rubber tired gantry cranes, and harbor craft. The Port would limit grants using DOE funding to commercially available equipment that increases energy efficiency and reduces emissions. DOE funds would be limited to paying equal or less than the incremental cost of the new equipment, as compared to traditionally fueled equipment. DOE funding would be used to fund portions of the purchase of efficient equipment as described above, and for City staff salaries.

City of Santa Clarita, CA: State of California Citizens' Option for Public Safety Program

City of Santa Clarita, CA

Project: State of California Citizens' Option for Public Safety Program

Funded By: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, United States Department of Justice

Total Awarded: $675,161

Through the State of California Citizens’ Option for Public Safety (COPS) Program, Santa Clarita received $414,567 and $174,751 through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funds to pay for two deputies of the Career Offender Burglary Robbery Apprehension (COBRA) Unit. The city also received $85,843 through the Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program for gang, graffiti, and truancy sweeps conducted by the COBRA Unit and the Sheriff Department’s Community Interaction Team, which has developed innovative and effective strategies to combat youth crimes.

City of Santa Clarita, CA: Neighborhood Stabilization Program

City of Santa Clarita, CA

Project: Neighborhood Stabilization Program

Funded By: Department of Housing and Community Development & Community Development Block Grant

Total Awarded: $3,556,507

Through the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, the California Department of Housing and Community Development allocated $1,187,003 to Santa Clarita to purchase the CalTrans park-and-ride lot on Newhall Avenue. The city also received $2,369,504 from the federal government through its annual Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) entitlement for various purposes including: assisting the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center, assisting Lutheran Social Services with the provision of local homeless services, and providing residential rehabilitation grants and loans, and operating costs.

City of Santa Clarita, CA: Safe Routes to School Program

City of Santa Clarita, CA

Project: Safe Routes to School Program

Total Awarded: $1,700,000

From the state and federal “Safe Routes to School” programs, the city received over $1.7 million for walking and bicycling safety improvements at Valley View, Valencia Valley, North Park, Leona Cox, Rio Vista, Old Orchard, Canyon Springs, Meadows, Peachland, Mitchell, Rosedell, and Emblem elementary schools. Improvements include updating crosswalks and crossing signage, installing speed feedback signs for motorists, constructing bulb-outs, and installing anti-slip surfaces on sidewalks.

City of Santa Clarita, CA: Elsmere Canyon

City of Santa Clarita, CA

Project: Elsmere Canyon

Total Awarded: $2,550,000

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The Los Angeles County and the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy awarded over $2.4 million to the city for the acquisition and preservation of open space at Elsmere Canyon. Slated to be the largest landfill in the United States, Elsmere Canyon is an area of significant importance to Santa Clarita as it provides connectivity to existing wildlife corridors and is a popular spot for local hikers, bikers, and equestrians. The city also received $150,000 from the Los Angeles County Regional Park and Open Space District to help fund the expansion of public trails at East Walker Ranch.
City of Santa Clarita, CA: Road and Bridge Improvements

City of Santa Clarita, CA

Project: Road and Bridge Improvements

Funded By: Highway Safety Improvement Program

Total Awarded: $49,719,390

The Highway Safety Improvement Program awarded $345,150 to upgrade Santa Clarita’s pedestrian facilities, such as ramps and crosswalk signals at the intersections of Soledad Canyon Road and Crossglade Avenue, and Railroad Avenue and Drayton Street.  Through the same program, the city was also awarded $174,240 to construct a raised median at the I-5/Lyons Avenue interchange.  Over $9.2 million was received from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to fund projects including the widening and bicycle trail gap closure of McBean Parkway over the Santa Clara River; the Intelligent Transportation Management System Traffic Signal Synchronization Program; construction of a traffic calming round-a-bout at Main Street and Newhall Avenue; and the Citywide Way-Finding Program for pedestrians and bicyclists. California also granted Santa Clarita $244,983 to install bikeways at Hillsborough Parkway, Grandview Parkway, and Centre Pointe Parkway, and $141,723 to improve bike lanes throughout the industrial center.  Additionally, the city was awarded $400,000 by CalTrans through their Highway Bridge Program to help fund their on-going Bridge Maintenance Program.

City of Noblesville, IN: Fire Safety Trailer

City of Noblesville, IN

Project: Fire Safety Trailer

Funded By: FEMA's Fire Prevention and Safety Grant

eCivis has helped Noblesville, Indiana with FEMA’s fire grants for years now. The Fire Prevention and Safety Grant enabled Noblesville to purchase a new fire safety trailer in 2010. The Fire Safety trailer is currently used in Noblesville and Hamilton County, Indiana, for school visits and community events and allows people of all ages and abilities to participate in these important educational programs.