A major role of the Southside Planning District Commission is providing technical assistance to local governments by assisting with the grant application process, and administering and managing the project once funding has been obtained through the grant.
The grant application process is lengthy and complicated, and SPDC staff have a great wealth of expertise to guide localities through the process. Grant applications submitted by SPDC staff have a very high success rate. Many millions of grant dollars have been secured over the years for this District.
Once funding has been obtained through the grant application process, SPDC staff will assist in the administration of the grant, and management of the project. SPDC staff help with planning the project, obtaining contractors, obtaining grant money, managing meetings, and much more until the project is completed.