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Multimodal Transportation Projects

Aspire has a long history of experience with multimodal transportation projects, at the state, federal and private levels. Learn more about this recent award to the Borough of Seven Springs, Pennsylvania, the highest Borough in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The project, managed by Michele, will add additional job growth in Western Pennsylvania, while adding streamlined access for pedestrians, cyclists, vehicles and the propane bus fleet operated by Seven Springs Mountain Resort. In addition, the plan supports sustainability of the Laurel Highlands, and integrates rain gardens, efficient lighting and native greenscape.

Case Study: The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation

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Aspire is pleased to have created a platform that in one year, magically multiplied the Pens investment of $312,500 into $895,500.

Click on the button below to read the case study and learn about the services and success The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation has had with Aspire Grant & Development Partners.

Case Study: Pittsburgh International Airport

The new cargo facility is being funded in part through the U.S Department of Transportation’s BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development) program, which supports investments in transportation infrastructure. In November 2019, the agency awarded an $24.4 million grant to PIT to support the construction of Cargo 4 on the northwest side of the airfield.

Click on the button below to read the case study and learn about the services and success The Pittsburgh International Airport has had with Aspire Grant & Development Partners.

Case Study: Food For Less

Aspire Grant & Development, LLC has authored several economic impact models for this project, all of which have been on target with estimated impacts as cited by City leadership. In February of 2022, Ms. Barbara Francis, Albany’s economic development manager, said since the soft opening of the discounted grocery store, unemployment in Albany has decreased, with the store hiring 67 part-time and 30 full-time employees.

Click on the button below to read the case study and learn about the services and success Food For Less has had with Aspire Grant & Development Partners.

Case Study: The Lower Hill Redevelopment

Aspire Grant & Development, LLC is honored to serve as a development partner for the Lower Hill Redevelopment, City of Pittsburgh Allegheny County, leading grant identification, writing and management since 2018. In this role, Aspire is proud to have secured over $15 million in public and private awards to advance the project’s mission of equitable urban renewal.

Click on the button below to read the case study and learn about the services and success The Lower Hill Redevelopment has had with Aspire Grant & Development Partners.

Pittsburgh airport gets $18.7 million cargo grant

Pittsburgh airport gets $18.7 million cargo grant

Congratulations to the Allegheny County Airport Authority/Pittsburgh International Airport on their $18.7 million BUILD Grant Award announced today! We couldn’t be more proud to have been selected as the writing team on this amazing economic development project! Thank...



Over $900,000 for multiple waves of funding secured under Transportation Alternatives – Federal and Hometown Streets creating a common ambiance throughout the area, renewing the vitality and safety of Somerset Borough, while linking hospital campus assets.

Somerset, Pennsylvania



Passenger bus fleet upgrade to propane under the Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Seven Springs, Pennsylvania

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Secured $1,000,000 for hospital renovation project.

Pittsburgh, PA

Being new to grant writing and with the opportunity to help finance our fire company through submitting a grant application, we approached Aspire for assistance. The team was very willing to look at our objectives and what requirements we needed to submit. After dedicated research and interviews,we submitted for two grants; Somerset County Tourism & Community Foundation for the Alleghenies. Being a first time applicant, we were awarded both grants.We feel that without Aspire’s help we would not have received this funding. We appreciate their dedication and loyalty and would highly recommend!
Mr. Clair R. Saylor

New Centerville & Rural Volunteer Fire Company

A few years back, Michele donated professional grant writing services to help the Chamber build a plan to grow career readiness across the County. Consequently, The Somerset County Chamber of Commerce’s Success in Somerset Workforce Education Initiative has now been introduced in all or part to all 11 school districts in Somerset County. The program is designed to connect
students to high income occupations and careers, while creating a lasting skilled workforce for local businesses.
Mr. Ron Aldom

Executive Director, Somerset County Chamber of Commerce

pittsburgh professional soccerFriends of Pittsburgh Professional Soccer


Aspire started Friends as a 501c3 hub to support youth and educational programs affiliated with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds Professional Soccer Team.
Pittsburgh, PA

alleganyRenovations to Founders Hall Allegany College, Cumberland, Maryland 

Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, Commonwealth of PA, to support needed renovations to Founders Hall.
Cumberland, Maryland

steelGautier Specialty Metals & Gautier Steel Ltd.


Attained grant/loan support from the Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund, Community Foundation for the Alleghenies, for energy efficient lighting upgrades and mill expansion plan.
Johnstown, Pennsylvania