Newton County, Georgia
March 7, 2024
Somerville, Massachusetts
March 7, 2024

The City of Stone Mountain sits adjacent to Stone Mountain Park, a popular destination for residents and visitors with numerous recreational activities and attractions centered around the mountain which the area is named after. The City is conveniently located just 16 miles from downtown Atlanta. The City of Stone Mountain sought assistance from a grant writing team to identify and apply for grant funding from federal, state, and private sources to support the improvement objectives for the city.


Following a successful management of $2.3 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the City of Stone Mountain as part of their COVID-19 response, the iParametrics team was asked to continue supporting the City’s overall strategic goals through obtaining additional grant funding for various improvement projects.


iParametrics was asked to identify grant opportunities that aligned with City improvement objectives. We met with key stakeholders to determine the best uses of funding, developed a grant search action plan, and conducted research on available funding opportunities.  Our team developed a targeted list of grant funders, identified applicable grant vehicles, and reviewed legal and regulatory requirements for each grant vehicle to ensure compliance before beginning grant applications. 



We are working with the City’s key stakeholders to identify and submit grant applications for a variety of improvement projects, including parks and recreation, transportation, critical infrastructure, and economic development. Our team is exploring funding vehicles from private, state, and federal grant programs. We continuously provide drafts and updates to the City’s stakeholders through the duration of the application process to allow for revisions, as needed. After a grant proposal has been submitted, we deliver a final copy of submitted documents to the City to be archived.  


Our support to the City of Stone Mountain is ongoing, and we are in various stages of completing grant applications for the City. In early 2023, we authored and submitted an application for a $200,000 Livable Cities Initiative (LCI) which was awarded in full to the City. This funding will be used for a parks and recreation improvement project, specifically to encourage seamless community connections between the City and Stone Mountain Park through a bicycle and pedestrian loop that links public green spaces.