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How to Turn Funders into Your Project Stakeholders

There is a relationship between funding agencies and their grantees. The most successful grantees nurture those relationships. There are many reasons that this is a worthwhile effort. Establish Credibility –
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The Importance of Incorporating Advanced Technologies in Your Project

Utilization of advanced technologies can often be considered an industry-accepted best management practice (BMP) for capital and infrastructure projects. Therefore, government funders are more likely to support projects that successfully
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How to Utilize a Funding Opportunity List

Are you looking to hire us to help you with searching for the grants you’re most competitive? Curious about how we do it? As a client of Dig Deep, you
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Active vs. Passive Grant Research

There are two ways to approach grant research: an active approach or a passive approach. We’re not here to say one is right and one is wrong. Both are acceptable
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Public/Private Partnerships and Why They’re Important

Want to make your water infrastructure project more fundable? Funders are interested in supporting projects that are broadly supported by the community. One way to demonstrate that support is by
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Four Steps to Take Advantage of New Funding Opportunities

Want to know exactly how to take advantage of these new federal funds? Tia Cavender, CEO of Dig Deep, outlined four steps to do this on the Ripple Effect podcast.
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Breaking Down All This New Funding

Have you been hearing about all this new funding but don’t know what it means? The federal government has passed acts to support infrastructure funding including The Infrastructure and Jobs
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The Standard Components of a Grant Application Explained

Once you have defined your project and identified potential funders, it’s finally time to start preparing your application. Every application is different, depending on the requirements of the funding agency;
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You Never Know Until You Ask

Having trouble finding grant opportunities? Not sure if an application is worth the time and resources to complete? Confused about where to begin in general? We get it. The world
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Match Requirements: An Important Aspect of Evaluating Funders

Evaluating funding opportunities can seem daunting, even for experienced grant-writers. Federal grant guidelines often include 75 or more pages of information and instructions! Not every funding opportunity will be a
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Types of Project Stakeholders and How to Engage With Them

An important piece of the puzzle to securing support from your community is identifying project stakeholders and determining the appropriate level of involvement. Stakeholders will vary in their power to
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How to Utilize Existing Connections in Your Grant Application

Funders are interested in supporting projects that have the support and participation of the community. The more support that you can demonstrate, the stronger your grant application will be. It
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