The Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC) contracts with professional grant writers to provide grant opportunity research and grant writing assistance for member communities. Communities propose a grant opportunity and project to BBEDC. Grant writing assistance is usually awarded to communities pursuing large federal grants that require 50-100 hours of time dedicated to preparing the application.
Assistance may also include reviewing applications drafted or previously submitted by community staff with suggestions for improving them. This assistance has been successfully used by some BBEDC member communities to increase the number and scale of grant opportunities they apply for and are awarded. Communities served by a Community Development Quota (CDQ) or other regional organization could work together to set up similar programs for leveraging regional resources to increase grant writing capacity for communities.
Website: Grant Writing Assistance Program
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