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Let GNA’s ‘Grant Guru’ Be Your Guide

May 8, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, money available, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$255 Million and Counting – and a 90%-Plus Success Rate

ACT Expo organizer Gladstein, Neandross & Associates usually takes a back seat once the conference gets rolling, but this year in Dallas promoted up its prowess in securing the grant and incentive money that’s helping make alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles a reality on American roads.

GNA has secured upwards of $255 million for its clients over the years.

Carolyn McGough of GNAThat’s $255 million. Put another way, GNA has helped secure funding for some 2,700 natural gas vehicles and 78 fueling stations.

“We’ve won $255 million and we have more than a 90% success rate,” says Carolyn McGough, senior GNA program manager. “We have written more than 300 grant applications.”

‘Pays for Itself’

“We’ll help you track the opportunities,” she says: GNA maintains a team of eight professionals who track grants across the U.S. and in Canada, keeping tabs on solicitations – and planned solicitations – at the federal, state and local level.

“GNA pays for itself,” McGough says. “We charge clients for this work, but we get them lots of funding.”

“Timing is key,” she notes. More than 500 funding programs are updated on a regular basis, allowing applicants to be ready when solicitations are launched. “This is huge for our clients.”

Helps the Funders Too

It’s also important for the agencies. If they don’t get applicants, those programs can be discontinued. GNA’s vigilance helps make sure they are not.

In addition to writing grants, GNA helps awardees with the reporting requirements that grant money entails. “We make it nice and easy,” McGough says. Hence the term, “Grant Guru.”

It’s not just altruistic. “The grant work that we do has consistently grown the other types of work that we do,” McGough says. That can be market assessment, fleet planning analysis, procurement and infrastructure development, new vehicle and engine certification support, public relations, program management and, of course, event production. As ACT Expo attendees see.

Gladstein, Neandross & Associates

The next ACT Expo is to take place May 2-5, 2016 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, Calif.

GNA/ACT Expo, Grace Jameson, 310-573-8567; [email protected]

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Source: Fleets & Fuels at ACT Expo 2015 in Dallas

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