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Funding GIS Projects (EPAN09)


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

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Funding GIS Projects (EPAN09)

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