Creative Funding for Public Projects

Creative Funding for Public Projects

Planning and design services that guide a community’s public service needs is an important function of McMillan Pazdan Smith as a community-oriented firm. We understand that stewardship of public funds is critical, and that alternative funding methods are often required for success. Our team has specific expertise guiding a municipality or institution through the assessment, application, and technical requirements for federal and state assistance programs. Our team has provided application planning and analysis for numerous projects using grants or loans from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), South Carolina Department of Commerce (DOC) and US Economic Development Administration (EDA).

State and regional agency representatives are familiar with our team, working collaboratively with us to identify projects that qualify for funding. We can expedite the paperwork and certification process, ensuring the building is designed according to compliance guidelines.   Our firm works with each client through the process from the initial Preliminary Architectural Report (PAR) through all approvals and construction.

Recent examples of Community Impact and Rural Development loans include financial support of such critical community assets as Fire and Emergency Services Facilities, Hospitals and YMCA’s. Recent clients that have successfully utilized these funding options include Aiken County YMCA (USDA), Charleston YMCA (USDA), Pickens County YMCA (USDA) Piedmont Technical College McCormick County Center (USDA), Boiling Springs Fire Station, pictured above (USDA), Aiken Technical College (EDA) and Tri-County Technical College (DOC).

Let our team help you navigate the process with efficiency and success.

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