By Jessica Murnane, Prosperity Ag Project Coordinator
So, you know that there are grants out there, and you know you could use them to further your mission, businesses, or non-profit, but you’re not sure where to begin. With thousands of available grants, incentives and programs, finding qualified funding for your organization can be a full-time job. By utilizing our industry expertise, we can demystify the process through our Prosperity Funding Search.
Here’s a breakdown of how the process works. First, we start with getting to know you. You and your work are the most important part of finding funding sources that are the right fit. Being able to find the right grants means knowing not just what it is you currently do, but what it is you want to do. How do you want to grow or change? What new programs would you like to implement? What new services would you like to offer? How can your business be more efficient? We will find out all that and more with a one-on-one meeting to deep dive into what your needs are. These questions will help us figure out where you want to grow and guide us in our funding search.
Next, we will take that information and scour the landscape to find the grants and funding opportunities that match your needs. By combing through and eliminating revenue sources you are not eligible for, we narrow down the opportunities to the ones that are best suited for your needs. A personalized report is created that outlines that grants, incentives, and programs that your work is eligible for including program priorities, deadlines, and general next steps.
Finally, we will meet with you once again to go over your personalized report and talk through the opportunities we found and how they relate to your goals. This meeting will give us the chance to fine tune your needs and hone in on the grants that best fit what you’d like to do. If a particular grant sounds appealing, we have additional services available to help you apply and manage any grants you receive.
And that’s the Prosperity Funding Search process. If this sounds like something that could be helpful to you and your business contact us today to set up an initial conversation.