Sustainable City Network, Inc. (SCN), a media company whose mission is to provide municipal professionals with quality and timely information on sustainability products, services and best practices, announces a new corporate partnership with American Funding Innovators, Inc. (AFI), developers of the GrantNavigator grant research and management solution.
SCN subscribers now have access to this powerful new grant management tool and information regarding funding opportunities supporting sustainability.
Each week on sCityNetwork.com and its weekly e-newsletter, The InBox, Sustainable City Network will highlight new grant opportunities related to sustainability. Readers will be able to click on each featured grant link and gain direct access to the full details for the listing through GrantNavigator. This listing includes enhanced content, application deadlines and any reference files or additional resources provided by the funding agency. Subscribers choosing to register for a free user account will be authorized to search GrantNavigator’s extensive database of federal funding opportunities and use all of the application’s research tools and search engine – at no cost. Subscriptions to GrantNavigator’s premium grant management features are available to sCityNetwork.com readers through special discounted packages.
“We are delighted to welcome American Funding Innovators as a new corporate partner," said Tom Woodward, president/CEO of Sustainable City Network. “We know grant acquisition is more critical than ever, particularly now that the federal stimulus has run its course, and especially for projects related to sustainability, clean energy, alternative-fuel vehicles, green infrastructure, resource management and energy conservation. GrantNavigator is designed to assist local governments in becoming more efficient and successful in garnering grants. It is easy to use – to find, manage and report on potential and active grants. This new partnership will provide a variety of ways for our subscribers to attract new revenues to their communities.”
AFI developed GrantNavigator to meet the varying needs of all grant-funded organizations with tools designed to assist everyone involved in the grant life cycle by reducing workload, simplifying collaboration efforts, and providing a central location for critical information, files, tasks and performance measurement.
"These are challenging times and communities are in great need of the vital services grant funding makes possible. However, the grant industry has never been so competitive, and compliance burdens have never been so high. Simple oversights in the grant management process come at a heavy price, often resulting in forfeited funds or ineligibility for future funding opportunities. Now more than ever, a simple and affordable means of managing grants through their life cycle is critical," said Scott Frost, CEO of American Funding Innovators, Inc.
“AFI’s goal is to provide the search tools necessary to easily identify grant opportunities, as well as the management tools necessary to drive compliance throughout the grant life cycle. That can only be achieved if our systems are simple enough to be broadly adopted by the end-user, and affordable for every municipality, college, non-profit, school district or other grant-active organization, regardless of their size or the size of their budget. Providing free access to our grant search tools is core to our philosophy 'that no one should pay for publicly available grant information'. To that end, we're thrilled to be partnering with SCN to offer their thousands of subscribers access to GrantNavigator".
About Sustainable City Network: SCN is a multimedia publishing company that operates a business-to-government website (sCityNetwork.com), customized e-newsletters, magazines, trade shows, webinars and other interactive tools dedicated to providing 35,000 municipal professionals with quality and timely information on sustainability products, services and best practices.
About American Funding Innovators: AFI is a developer of innovative, web-based software solutions targeting the needs of the grant community. With over 35 years of experience in the technology and grant industries, AFI management understands the needs of grants organizations. Through on-going collaboration with stakeholders at all levels of the grant community, the company is dedicated to delivering simple solutions to complex problems at affordable prices. Under the AFI Partnership Program, partner organizations have chosen to provide AFI’s GrantNavigator PE to nearly 4,000 grant professionals across the US and Canada.