Our ServicesGrant Identification | Writing | Submission | Management | SAM Registry | Federal Procurement | Business Plan Development
Registry and Maintenance under the System for Award Management
Aspire Grant & Development Partners LLC can register your business or organization to do business with the Federal Government. This is the first step in an application for grant funding, or winning a contract with the United States Federal Government. Registry occurs under the System for Award Management (SAM).
The Federal Contractor Registry is a third-party registration assistance service that was created to address the needs of businesses looking to do business with federal, state and local governments. By handling the time-consuming and highly detailed task of System for Award Management registration (formerly CCR and ORCA legacy systems), FCR can help make sure that your company, as a federal contractor, is in a position to take advantage of the government’s ongoing commitment to the small business community.
Identification of Federal Grant Opportunities,
Application Preparation, Submission and Management
What is a grant?
A grant is a way the government funds your ideas and projects to provide public services and to stimulate the economy. Grants support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research and a litany of other programs. Aspire Grant & Development Partners assists its clients in making the grant writing process a more simple task. The grant process follows a linear life-cycle that includes creating the funding opportunity, applying, making award decisions, and successfully implementing the award. The specific actions along the life-cycle are grouped into three main phases:
• Pre-award phase: funding opportunities and application submission
• Award phase: application review and award decisions
• Post award: implementation, reporting and closeout
What Federal Agencies Award Grants?
The convenient e-Government initiative of Grants.gov provides access to 26 federal grant-making agencies. If you would like to learn more about grant programs specific to these 26 agencies, please visit www.grants.gov and click on the agency link that best fits your company or organization.
State Grant Opportunities, Application Preparation, Submission and Management
The Department of Economic and Community Development (DCED) has a large number of programs available for for-profit companies, non-profit organizations and local governments. In order to assist applicants with a list of the best possible program options for their company/organization, a Program Finder has been added to the application. The Program Finder will provide a list
of programs based on eligibility and/or the use of funds, and provides a short program description along with links to the program’s fact sheet and guidelines.
You can access the program finder here: http://www.newpa.com/find-and-applyfor-funding/funding-and-program-finder Pennsylvania’s Office of the Budget offers a competitive construction, land acquisition program. The Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) is a commonwealth grant program administered by the Commonwealth for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects. Projects are scored on a highly competitive basis, by economic impact, measuring job growth, increase to state and local tax base, community impact and impact on overall quality of life. Minimum project size is $500,000, with an upfront 50% match required. The average grant award is $1.5 million.
Various Departments under the Commonwealth, including Health, Human Services (formerly Welfare), Education, etc. offer competitive grant opportunities over the state’s fiscal year. These announcements are available typically on the Department website