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#14 - The Art of Obtaining Grants with Dr. Bev Cigler, John Mizerak and David Kratzer
Episode 1424th June 2022 • PCC Local Time • Nancy Joan Hess
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If you are mystified by the process of obtaining grants for your local government, this episode is for you. This is a masterclass that will help you with your short and long game.

Our guests today include Dr. Beverly Cigler, Professor Emerita at Penn State University in Public Policy and Administration begins our discussion with highlights from a recent study on management priorities in local government in Pennsylvania. She centers us on the type of grants that are available to address these priorities and how to ready your municipality to begin the process of application.

John Mizerak, joins in by giving us an understanding of how the process looks from inside state agencies who are grantors. Now Director of Planning and Development with Dawood Engineering, John has built his career working with grantees from inside public funding agencies and private sector firms. He helps us deepen our understanding of the process and how to build successful strategies for long term funding.

David Kratzer, prior to joining McNees Strategic Solutions Group in 2022 as a managing consultant of Keystone Municipal Solutions, was a professional municipal manager with a strong focus on innovation in local government. He comes to our discussion with an inside perspective on the challenges of municipal management and helps us cut through the maze with a razor sharp eye for what he now sees from the consultant side.

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David W. Kratzer, LinkedIn, Keystone Municipal Solutions

John Mizerak, LinkedIn, Dawood Engineering

Dr. Beverly Cigler, LinkedIn, Municipal Management Priorities Survey