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Falls Seeks New Grant Opportunities

Noting that Middletown Township has seen more than $10 million in grant funding since 2010, the fiscally responsible Falls Township Supervisors have hired the same grant writing firm to actively seek grants for Falls projects.

During Monday’s virtual board meeting, the Supervisors voted unanimously to hire Millennium Strategies, LLC to provide grant writing services.

Interim Township Manager Matt Takita said the firm will create a strategic plan, review each department’s upcoming projects, research grant opportunities related to what is planned and seek out a variety of grants.

According to the firm’s proposal, Millennium secured $654,510 for Middletown Township in 2019; $1,290,833 for 2018; and more than $10.3 million since the firm began working with Middletown in 2010.

Supervisors Chairman Jeff Dence said there are many projects that Falls funds that could have been covered by grants, adding that Millennium “came highly recommended from some of our neighboring municipalities.” 

Under the contract, the firm will receive $3,000 per month as part of the one-year contract. Falls can cancel the contract at any time with a 14-day notice.

“It does sound like a lot of money,” Dence said. “But the amount of money that we’ll potentially save is substantial.”

In addition to Falls and Middletown, Millennium Strategies provides grant writing services to more than 90 municipalities, counties, school districts and nonprofits in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Since its inception in 2005, the company has secured more than $600 million in both governmental and non-governmental grants for its clients.

Millennium has secured funding for a wide range of projects, including arts and culture, economic development, open space preservation, parks and recreation, environmental planning and restoration, public safety, sustainable energy, historic preservation, as well as transportation-related projects.

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