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Searching for federal grants can be overwhelming. Grants.gov recently launched a new phone app (Android and iOS) to help simplify the process. With access to federal grants on your phone, municipalities can keep close tabs on federal funding opportunities from anywhere. What a great tool to use in addition to the one-stop source for state, federal, and private grants provided by Dig Deep's expert consultants. For more about the Grants.gov phone app, check here....

Congratulations to Melissa Elliott, Dig Deep consultant and manager at Raftelis, who has been named the new president-elect for the American Water Works Association (AWWA). Melissa has been an active member of the AWWA for 15 years and is excited to begin her new role and advocate for professionals working in the water industry, a field that she says had been overlooked for many years but that has recently begun to draw more public attention. Her three-year appointment will begin in June 2019. Read More...

Rachel Hood, a longstanding consultant of Dig Deep, was elected and recently sworn into the State of Michigan House of Representatives for her first term serving the 76th District in her home state. Throughout her tenure with Dig Deep, Rachel contributed a wide breadth of environmental, legislative, and policy knowledge that benefited both clients and colleagues alike. Congratulations, Rachel! We're excited to see all that you accomplish in your inaugural term. Read More...

Dig Deep client, Tim Gross from the City of Newport, OR, is the first Public Works Director to be interviewed for the wildly popular podcast City Council Chronicles! Listen to Tim discuss the participation of Public Works staff in City Council meetings and his tips for conveying technical issues during Council meetings!...

You asked and we answered! What are some of the more creative ways that Dig Deep has helped its members identify and pursue creative funding solutions for their infrastructure projects? Our new Portfolio page provides recent examples of our efforts to assist our clients in reaching their funding goals. Check it out now!...

A bi-partisan effort to strengthen the nation’s ability to prepare for and recover from earthquakes has successfully passed the Senate. The bill, the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) Reauthorization Act, focuses on preparation and protection efforts by improving the seismic stability of infrastructure, remove barriers between federal agencies sharing earthquake data, increasing and updating earthquake hazard maps, and continuing research to develop more modern risk assessments and early warning systems. The legislation next heads to the House for further consideration. Read more about NEHRP....

Dig Deep client, City of Newport Oregon, was recently awarded $250,000 from Oregon’s Regional Infrastructure Fund in support of its Big Creek Dam Remediation Project. The City’s application ranked #1 of 14 applications submitted for the region and #5 among all application submitted. Funds will be used to offset costs associated with preliminary design and conducting an environmental survey. Congratulations Newport!!...