Community Assistance provides services common to a typical infrastructure project - Project Development services and Funding Coordination. These services are always specifically configured to meet the needs of the project being undertaken, the community involved, and the nature of the local project team.
Project Development typically involves the organization of the project with the stakeholders, identification of professional services needed, definition of specific work tasks, scheduling the sequence of work tasks, and the development of a plan for community involvement.
Funding Coordination is guidance provided by the Community Assistance staff once the community’s funding package is established. The staff work with municipal officials, serving to manage communications between the community and the other involved funding agencies, helping to see that the required documents are submitted in a timely manner, as efficiently as possible, and that agency requirements are satisfied