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  1. FUNDING SOURCES FOR STREAMLINING & I T Robert Wible Streamlining Project ManagerThe FIATECH Consortium Webinar for the FIATECH Jurisdictions Committee, Tom Phillips, Salem, OR, Chairman December 8, 2009

  2. Funding Sources • FIATECH Jurisdictions Committee – Welcome & introduction - Tom Phillips, Salem, OR, Chair FUNDING SOURCES – Robert Wible • The Funding Dilemma – Overview • Successful Approaches – Past / Present / Future? • Potential Federal Grant Funding Sources • 2009 Grants • 2010 Grants • Do’s & Don’ts Next Committee Webinar – ePlan Review

  3. Funding Sources for Building Department Streamlining & IT • The Recession & the Funding Dilemma - Reduced Construction Volume - Reduced Staffs - Do less with less than nothing but…. • Successful Approaches – Past - Enterprise funds - Bonds - IT surcharges on permit fees

  4. Funding Dilemma • Successful Approaches – Present - Draw down from existing dedicated surcharge accounts - Elicit Stakeholder support for surcharge funding - A few examples of successful application for Federal grants • Successful Approaches - Future ?

  5. Successful Approaches for the Future • Identifying and Building Stakeholder Support for mix of dedicated surcharges with Federal Grant seed funding • The key of Stakeholder Support

  6. Potential Federal Grants as Partial Funding Sources • Federal Grants to State and Local Governments for Streamlining and Information Technology Robert Wible & Associates/Alliance for Building Regulatory Reform in the Digital Age Sponsored by Avolve Software Corporation November 10, 2009

  7. Potential Federal Grants • Overview – November 10, 2009 Report – Federal Grants to State and Local Governments for Streamlining and I T • Summary of Potential Grants – Spreadsheet • Grants Identified: • Homeland Security / Disaster Resiliency • Environmental Protection • Energy Conservation & Alternative Energy • Economic Recovery & Community Development

  8. Potential Federal Grants • Most Promising Grants • Homeland Security / Disaster Resiliency • FEMA PDM Grants • DHS Security Grant Program States/ Major Urban areas • EPA State Innovation Grant Program • DOE State Energy Program Grants Other Grant Opportunities

  9. Successful Strategies for Grants • General Guidance – Read criteria carefully • Where have awards gone previously? • Who is competing for same grant opportunity? • within your agency? • within your jurisdiction? • within your region ? • Turn potential competitors into collaborators

  10. Dos and Don’ts • Do Build Stakeholder Support Carefully

  11. Do - Build Stakeholder Support • Working with Stakeholders to develop & submit best possible grant application • Getting their input on meeting grant application criteria • Lessons learned from previous grant applications – both successful & unsuccessful • Putting your submission into language Federal agency understands • Why streamlining & /or IT is critical to successful • Disaster recovery/resiliency; environmental quality, economic recovery, etc.,

  12. The Don’ts • Don’t assume grant evaluation team knows anything about building regulatory process & it’s critical relevance to grant area (e.g. – environmental, disaster recovery, energy conservation) • Don’t assume grant will cover all of your needs • Don’t wait until grant is formally announced to identify competitors & collaborators & start building proposal stakeholder support

  13. Grant Resources • From www.Grants.gov • From Federal Agencies (DOE, DHS, et. al.) • Download Grants Report & Hypothetical Grant Application from: www.avolvesoftware.com/grants.asp • From Alliance website: www.natlpartnerstreamline.org/rwa.php

  14. Questions and Discussion

  15. FIATECH Jurisdictions Committee • Membership open to jurisdictions all sizes with fee based on population ($200-$800) • Monthly webinars/conference calls on topics of immediate concern to local and state building and land use/zoning departments • For registration form and more information visit: www.fiatech.org • Next Jurisdiction Committee Webinar – Mid-January, 2010 on “Successful Applications of ePlan Review Technology”