Newton County, Georgia
March 7, 2024

The Unified Government of Wyandotte County and Kansas City is a consolidated city/county government serving all of the citizens of the City of Kansas City and County of Wyandotte in Kansas. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) was enacted with the goal of providing urgent and targeted funding for workers and families. The Unified Government sought assistance with maximizing available ARPA funding opportunities while identifying additional federal and state grants to provide relief to citizens. 

SITUATION

The Unified Government requested professional consulting services related to grant discovery, community liaison, and technical government grant writing to maximize their ARPA allocated relief funds while identifying and applying for additional opportunities. 

TASK

iParametrics was asked to identify federal funding opportunities available through ARPA while collaborating with state agencies to maximize the amount of funding the Unified Government received. This task included community outreach to ensure local non-profits and small businesses were taking advantage of funding opportunities. We were asked to guide the Unified Government staff on grant application strategies in regards to eligibility, readiness, and grant application evaluation. 

 

 


ACTION

iParametrics provides the Unified Government with comprehensive grant management and cost recovery services, including strategic planning, FEMA PA cost recovery, program implementation support, and technical assistance. We have positioned the United Government to maximize their cost recovery efforts by leveraging each federal funding stream. The iParametrics team supports the Unified Government through the creation and operation of an ARPA Small Business Grant Portal, Non-Profit Grants Portal, writing and submitting of a $100 million EDA Build Back Better grant, $2 million EDA Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation grant, $2 million NOAA Education Grant, and a second FEMA PA application. 

 

 

RESULT

Through this partnership, we helped the Unified Government receive award of a $2 million NOAA multi-year education grant, with several more grants and applications pending submittal and/or award. We also created and are running the ARPA Small Business Grants Portal that is using $550,000 of allocated ARPA funds to directly support small businesses within the Unified Government, with an additional $150,000 going towards partnering initiatives such as supplying training courses for small business owners. We have helped the Unified Government with several additional grants for police and fire, government operations, broadband services, and more.