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How Are We Going to Pay for This?


You might be wondering how some of the more expensive projects in our portfolio get paid for.  Well some projects are simply a part of the budget for the city or municipality, but for most projects, it is part budget and part funding procurement; such as loans or grants.

TD&H Engineering has a long history of helping cities, towns, water districts, and many other clients receive funding for the projects that are vital to the success and livelihood of the citizens that live there.

We pride ourselves in helping from design conception all the way through construction and the finished project. What the average person might not see is someone like Michelle Bly.  She is our in house lead for business development and funding procurement.  She has over 17 years of extensive community and economic development, specializing in project development and financial assistance through grant/loan writing, administration and environmental compliance.

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Over the span of her career she has successfully procured over $40 million in grant and low interest loan funding for various clients.  Michelle received her bachelor’s degree in business from Lewis-Clark State College and continued her education to obtain her master’s of science in community and economic development from the University of Central Arkansas.  She is also a Professional Community and Economic Developer and Certified Grant Administrator, so if your community is looking for someone who knows their stuff and can navigate through all of the red tape, Michelle is the answer!

Here are a few of the services that Michelle and TD&H can provide:

• Project development, packaging of funding requests to project alternatives.

• Presentation at and facilitation of public hearings.

• Preparation of periodic reports, requests for reimbursements.

• Regular updates to Owner.

• Ensure propriety and proper allocation to project budget.

• Assure compliance with EEO/Civil Rights/Fair Housing/ADA and all labor standards.

• Closeout documentation, reports, and audit assistance.

In a nutshell—TD&H has the professionals to provide the link between engineering and the funding needed to get to the finished project.

For more information on Michelle Bly, PCED or funding procurement feel free to contact our Lewiston, ID office (208.746.0938) and speak with her personally!

Posted on June 23, 2014

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