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Funding GIS Projects (EPAN09)



Funding Your GI$

Funding Your GI$
John Dubnansky, L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Inc.



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    • Funding GIS Projects
      September 18, 2009
    • There Are No Guarantees!
      Funding streams can die at anytime
      People make decisions and perceptions differ
      Politics can be very good and very bad
    • My Funding Background
      Based off of six years working with the Southern Alleghenies Regional Planning and Development Commission
      Worked with every level of government, state agency, and various non-profit organizations
      Assisted in procuring funding from $800 to $1,300,000
      I can connect GIS to any scenario
    • First Step: What Do You Want To Do?
      Define a clear project
      Write it out
      Gather support from others
      Know what good will come from this project, anything that is good for the community or will directly lead to cost savings is key
      When do I want this project done?
    • Second Step: Research
      Is the project really feasible?
      How much will this cost?
      Get real cost estimates from a consultant, they’re free and carry more weight with funding organizations
      Who would fund this type of project?
      Talk with others who have done similar projects
      Talk with your local County and Regional Governments
      When would I be able to get funding?
      You will not get money overnight
    • Step Three: Communication
      Find out who the decision makers are for your funding submittal
      Call and talk with them about your project before submitting
      They can be helpful with your submittal
    • Step Four: Writing Your Submittal
      Language is key, write what the funding organization wants to hear
      Use key trigger words (economic development, community, technology)
      Get to the point, you’re not the only submittal they are reviewing
      Try to be unique, have something standout
    • Step Five: You’re Submitted, Now What
      Stay in touch with the funding group
      You may be on the decision line
      Start development of plan B, C, D, E, etc.
    • Step Six: You Get Funded
      Mission accomplished, almost
      Promote your project, there is no charge for local media
      In publications about your project don’t forget to mention who gave you the cash
      You may need them again and funding organizations like relationships
      Make your project a success
    • Money, Money, Money
      Regional Government
      Non-profit foundations
      Commercial Market/Businesses
    • Federal
      Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
      Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
      United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
      Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC)
      National Science Foundation (NSF)
      Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
      American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) – National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) Broadband Mapping Program
    • State
      Conservation, Public Safety, Travel
      Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
      Department of Transportation (DOT)
      Planning and Research (State Planning and Research SPR Program) and STIP
      Department of Commerce
      Department of Revenue
    • Regional Government
      Have direct access to DOT Supplemental Planning funds and Discretionary funding via their Unified Planning Work Program (UPWP) annually
      Tourism Program funding with DCED funds
      Tied in with the ARC Program
      Christmas in June
      Need equipment?
    • Non-profit Foundations
      Large financial resource
      Easy submittal process
      Know few boundaries
      Most have either a technology, economic development, or community improvement category
      Depending on project size, could be one stop for funding
    • WV Foundations
      Clay Foundation, Inc. $5,248,984
      Parkersburg Area Comm. Fdn $1,912,607
      Hugh I. Shott, Jr. Foundation $1,635,516
      Bernard McDonough Fdn, Inc. $1,620,428
      Greater Kanawha Valley Fdn$1,189,545
      James H./Alice TeubertTrust $1,177,342
      The Daywood Foundation, Inc. $1,104,500
      Comm. Fdnfor the OH Valley$1,060,787
    • Businesses
      2009 Mobile Govt. Grants ($80k)
      Google Earth
      Local large corporations
    • FGDC NDSI Cooperative Agreements Program (CAP)
      $1 million+ available annually
      Average grant size $20,000 - $75,000
      End of January submittal, September award
      Various categories
      Metadata implementation/training
      Clearinghouse participation
      OpenGIS Web Mapping implementation
      Organizational GIS
      Participation in National Map
      Transportation, Community, and System Preservation Program
      $270 million available for 2005-2009, what’s next
      Average project size $250,000
      Opened Fall, submittals due by April 30th
      Project relate to transportation safety and/or use technology
    • Sample GIS Funding Example
    • Cambria County GIS
      $1.3 million of PennDOT Supplemental Funds (with some discretionary money)
      90,000+ tax parcels done using COGO method
      Used previous GIS investments as match
    • Other Ways to Say Tax Parcel
      Landuse polygon
      Ownership boundary polygons
      Community properties
      Property Boundary
    • Matching Funds
      Single source funding is rare
      State agencies have similar goals and usually require a 50-50 match
      Any local contribution (5-10-20%) puts you in a real favorable position
      Partner with others who will benefit from the project (County, Municipality, University, Fire Company, Public Schools)
    • Tips
      Make GIS part of any project you have a good shot with receiving funding
      Communicate with whom you want money from throughout the process
      Use trigger words
      Never take no for an answer, at least the first three times
    • Contact Information
      John 472-7700 ext. 1389
    • Questions or Share Your GIS Funding Luck?
    • Who Has Funded What?
    • Foundations
      Greene County GIS, $65,000, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, for GIS staff, software, and equipment
      City of Pittsburgh, $40,000, Heinz Endowments, for web based data creation and analysis for hazard mitigation plan
      Rochester Institute of Technology, $874,000, Develop and implement a spectral digital imaging system
    • Federal
      FGDC CAP, New Jersey Office of OIT, $50,000, National Map GIS Data Layers
      FGDC CAP, Richland County, ND, $75,000, Public Web Access to County GIS Data
      USDA Cooperative Agreement (CRIS), University of Maryland, $214,597, Development and Analysis of Geographical Data Basedefining Organic
    • Federal Continued…
      USDA NRI Competitive Grant, Louisiana State University, $24,500, GIS for Red River Watershed Management
      ARC, SEDA-COG, $40,000, Development of a tourism focused Internet Map Server (IMS) for a 10-county area
      FHWA TCSP, SAP&DC, $200,000, I-99 Corridor Study Project
    • State
      PADEP, Mifflin County GIS Dept., $60,000, GIS Impervious Layer for Watershed Planning
      PADEP, Municipality of Monroieville, $50,000, GIS Stormwater Map Creation
      PADCNR, Carbon County, $47,561, Lehigh River Watershed Plan with the creation of a number of GIS layers
      PADCNR, Centre County Clearwater Conservancy, $62,000, Living with I-99 GIS Outreach and Education. Included mapping of watershed features and model development.
    • State Continued..
      PADCNR, Lycoming County, $18,200, Watershed planning and GIS database
      PADEP, Susquehanna River Basin Commission, $35,000, Develop detailed watershed maps and data layers
      PADOT TIP, DVRPC, $350,000, General GIS development and aerial photography
      PADOT, NWLDD, $32,000, Transit Analysis and Mapping Project
      PADCED, Greene County, $350,000, Community GeoPortal
    • PADOT TIP GIS Project
    • Who Funds What Chart