Kentucky Engineering Group is able to offer our clients the services of professional experienced project administrators. All of our Project Managers have extensive experience with project administration of Rural Development, KIA, SRF, EPA, EDA, CDBG, Coal Severance, and Abandoned Mine Lands funded projects. Holly Nicholas is Kentucky Engineering Group’s Senior Project Administrator and Funding Assistance Specialist. Holly has completed over 50 Rural Development funded projects and 25 Kentucky Infrastructure Authority funded projects in the past 30 years. In addition to these two major funding sources, she has completed successful grant and loan applications to the Community Development Block Grant program, Environmental Protection Agency, Economic Development Administration, and the Appalachian Regional Commission, as well as a variety of state grants and other Federal sources. Holly completes and coordinates the exhaustive governmental paperwork associated with Federal and state funding assistance.

Coordinate all financial activities for the client on a government financed project to ensure that all requirements of the state and/or federal funding agency are met and the project progresses.

Prepare grant and loan applications - process will vary with each program but may include, but not limited to:

  • Prepare public notices regarding client intent to undertake project and file applications.
  • Prepare filings to gain standing on funding priority list and prepare standard Federal/state application forms.
  • Submit information to state clearinghouse for review and to appropriate Area Development District Water Management Council for inclusion of project in State database.
  • Develop project-funding schedules that identify funding activities for client.
  • Provide guidance to client's attorneys for property acquisition requirements of funding agencies and other legal documentation required.
  • Prepare and/or coordinate the completion of various documents required by funding agencies such as operation and maintenance plans, revised budgets based on actual bids, engineering reports, and status reports.
  • Prepare monthly request for payments to appropriate funding agency.
  • Maintain project books, communicating with funding agency staff, client, and project managers on funding commitments and fund balances.
  • Guide client personnel on proper banking and audit tracking required by funding agencies.
  • Prepare rate analysis and rate recommendations for retail and wholesale water and wastewater customers.