Grants & Financing

From identifying potential funding to assessing eligibility and writing a competitive application, our services can take you to the final application and beyond.

Grant writing is a process and for that reason we take a comprehensive approach to obtain and secure grants for our clients. We work with communities so that their values and visions are shared and agreed upon, priorities are understood, and strategies are established to achieve those priorities.

The art of grant writing combines profound knowledge about both the applicant and the grant funding agency. At LaBella, we’ve assembled a team of professionals with the expertise to guide you through the grant writing process with ease and confidence.

Additionally, our work doesn’t end when your grant is won. We work diligently to ensure that your grant is administered in accordance with what was proposed in the application and the terms of the grant contract. In short, we are involved every step of the way.

We have been using this knowledge to assist communities with their planning, grant funding and administration needs for more than 40 years. With so much experience under our belt, it’s no wonder that we have been able to secure over $540 million in funding on behalf of our clients.

Talk to a LaBella Expert

Ed Flynn, AICP
Planning Discipline Leader
Rochester, NY

(585) 295-6285

Christopher Round, AICP
Planning Discipline Leader
Glens Falls, NY

(518) 824-1938


Number of years LaBella has helped clients find appropriate sources of funding for projects


Amount of funding dollars obtained for our clients

Our Expertise

LaBella’s planners have achieved considerable success in helping clients find appropriate sources of funding for a broad range of project types.

We have enabled clients to implement priority projects while minimizing the local financial impact of undertaking such projects.

Eli Fish Brewing Company in Batavia, NY | Recipient of NY Main Street Grant

We have had success in obtaining funding for various needs, including:

  • Public Water & Sewer Systems
  • Downtown Revitalization
  • Economic Development
  • Housing
  • Municipal & Public Buildings
  • Transportation
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Planning & Design
  • Energy Efficiency & Conservation
  • Brownfields
  • Records Management
  • Grant Programs
  • CDBG Infrastructure Programs
  • CDBG Housing Programs
  • CDBG Economic Development Programs
  • New York Main Street Program (NYMS)
  • Local Government Efficiency Grants (LGEG)
  • Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP)
  • Environmental Protection Fund (EPF)
  • Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP)
  • USDA (Rural Development) Infrastructure Grants
  • USDA Community Facilities Grants
  • Brownfield Opportunity Area (BOA) Grants
  • NYS Consolidated Funding Applications (CFA)
Featured Insight

First Steps to Navigating BILLIONS in Municipal Infrastructure

The federal government recently passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) that will invest billions in improving municipal infrastructure.

Most of the funding will be offered through competitive grant applications. That means now is the time for communities to prepare.

Click below to learn more about how to prepare for these grant applications from LaBella’s Director of Planning, Ed Flynn, AICP.

Read More Here
Featured Insight

The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021: What we know so far.

LaBella has been tracking the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to understand the impacts to our client communities. While we know you may be aware of the act, and the funding you will be receiving, we are actively following the act to learn about any detailed rules and regulations that will be attached to the funding so we can help you navigate the process.

Read More Here
Recent Grants & Financing insightsView all