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Milepost

Federal funding expertise from beginning to win.

The opportunities available through federal funding are massive. Then again, so are the headaches involved in going after them. That’s where we come in. 

Milepost can help at any point in your federal funding journey: 

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Federal Funding Training Library

Learn essential strategies behind today’s most effective funding proposals with our videos and handouts:

1. Preparing to Apply: Get the basics — if the grant is the right fit, who to include on your team, how work with stakeholders, and how to manage the grant timeline.

2. Application Anatomy: Get a full breakdown of components and how they work together while learning how to align with the grant reviewer’s perspective.


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Community Benefits & Equity Plans Masterclass

The world of Community Benefits & Equity Plans—unlocked. Learn the best practices, little-known strategies, and tools to create impactful and actionable plans.

Join an upcoming deep dive class:

  August 13 & 20, 2024
  September 10 & 17, 2024


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Strategic Funding Review

Based on your utility’s goals, we’ll identify optimal funding opportunities and provide recommendations on next steps.

What you’ll get:
  • Kickoff to identify goals and strategies
  • A monthly strategic funding review
  • An updated Opportunities Register of available funding opportunities
  • Alerts when an opportunity arises
  • Recommendations for next steps
Outcomes:
  • Clear guidance on which funding opportunities are worth your investment
  • Save time sorting through endless opportunities

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Create a Competitive Advantage Workshop

Before an opportunity drops, our team will pinpoint priorities and potential partnerships. You’ll learn tactics to give you an edge.
Optional: Focus on Community Benefits & Equity Plan

What you’ll get:
  • Initial, 1-hour virtual meeting to discuss your goals and priorities
  • Half day (3-hour) virtual workshop with your team
  • Post-workshop report with personalized recommendations and tips
  • Five (5) office hours following the workshop for follow up support
  • Recommendations for next steps
Outcomes:
  • Competitive strategy for building your next funding application
  • Clear action plan to organize teams/partners ahead of your next proposal

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Meet with the Expert: Community Benefits & Equity Plans

Get real-time insight on your Community Benefits & Equity Plan during the Milepost team's drop-in office hours.

What you’ll get:
  • Weekly access to federal funding expertise in a group setting. Office hours are held 2 times a week for 1 hour.
  • Purchase access for a month
Outcomes:
  • Move from confusion to clarity with real-time guidance and insight on any pressing questions
  • Access low-cost expertise during an application

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Application Oversight with Turnkey Community Benefits & Equity Plan (CBP) Development

We’ll guide the strategy of your entire application and even write the CBP for you.

What you’ll get:
  • Our experts craft your application strategy
  • Half day (3-hour) workshop and report with our personalized recommendations
  • Completed Community Benefits or Equity Plan
  • Review of your supporting materials
Outcomes:
  • Comprehensive Community Benefits or Equity Plan
  • Strong, competitive application

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Facilitate a Complex Grant

We’ll put it all together—a complete grant application and program that includes detailed narratives, budgets and scopes, community outreach, stakeholder commitments, and more.

What you’ll get:
  • Team of experts to craft your entire application
  • Detailed written narratives (40+ pages)
  • Complex budgets and scopes
  • Community outreach and stakeholder commitments
  • Stakeholder engagement management
Outcomes:
  • Competitive, comprehensive application
  • Saved time and energy

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Project Implementation

Our team will help you follow and adapt your workplan and communicate with the federal agency on updates and changes.


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Compliance & Reporting

From reviewing compliance and standard conditions to guidance on reporting and program management—we’ve got you covered.


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Reporting Project Results

Because optics matter, we’ll help you develop stakeholder communications, case studies, ESG reports, webinars, events, and more.

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Strategic Postmortem Workshop

Be positioned for future applications with a gap analysis of your submission, the reviewer’s feedback, and where you fit into the competitive landscape. In short, you’ll receive strategic, actionable recommendations. Ideal for GRIP applicants.

What you’ll get:
  • Expert review and gap analysis of your submission, the agency’s feedback, and the competitive landscape
  • 90-minute virtual meeting and summary report with preliminary findings, best practices, lessons learned and recommendations to help you respond to future funding
Outcomes:
  • Know how to strategically reinvest the time and energy from your initial application into future opportunities
  • Actionable recommendations and next steps to prepare you for your next application