I am looking to identify an economic development professional with related grant research and writing experience to evaluate three communities in New York State to determine which, if any, is most suitable for a NYS economic development grant program (the New York Main Street Program). I would like this person to review the grant guidance, review material on each community and prepare a one to two page summary that briefly describes eligibility considerations for each community; prioritizes each community in terms of suitability for the grant, presents the reasons for prioritization, and provides a recommendation for moving forward (is it recommended to apply for this grant? If so, for which community?). This is an initial, short term project to identify consultants that may be well suited for future work. Such future work might include preparing an application to the grant program mentioned, as well as a federal grant application for an unrelated economic development project.
The qualified consultant should be able to readily grasp the task at hand, and comfortable working independently and providing succinct feedback.
Community development experience would also be a relevant.
The deliverable would be due by Friday, May 27. I will be available to provide feedback and answer substantive questions. Applicants please provide either a flat fee or anticipated time commitment.
The New York Main Street program Resource Guide is available at http://www.nyshcr.org/AboutUs/Offices/CommunityRenewal/NYMSFundingOpportunities.htm