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At McMillen Engineering, we understand the complexities and challenges that come with navigating the grant-seeking and permitting process. This is why we have a dedicated Building Code Official on-staff. Our Building Code Official's expertise allows us to navigate these processes for you, ensuring all regulations and requirements are met. 


From identifying potential grants to preparing the necessary documentation, our Building Code Official will work closely with you to ensure all steps are completed accurately and on time. This extends to the permitting process as well, where we handle everything from application to approval. Our grant writing service not only saves you time and effort but also increases the likelihood of securing necessary funding and permissions for your project.

  • Department of Community and Economic Development

  • Department of Conservation and Natural Resources

  • Department of Transportation

  • Department of Environmental Protection

  • Rural Utilities Services (USDA)

  • PennVEST

  • Army Corps of Engineers

  • Appalachian Regional Commission

  • Commonwealth Financing Authority

  • Fayette County Tourism Fund

  • Community Development Block Grant Program

  • Federal Transit Authority

  • American Recovery Reinvestment Act (ARRA)

  • Congressional earmarks

Grant Writing Experience


McMillen Engineering, Inc. specializes in grant writing and has secured many grants at the local, state, and federal levels. As grant monies become more competitive, the application must “stand on its own” for consideration. Our comprehensive approach to identifying our clients’ needs results in providing the most cost effective, efficient, and viable long-term solution.

Our extensive experience in grant writing will ensure that your project gains the necessary visibility for consideration.


Beyond securing visibility, we also create compelling, well-structured applications that clearly communicate the value and potential of your project to funding bodies. We understand that a successful grant application not only requires a thorough understanding of the grant program's objectives but also a clear articulation of how your project aligns with these objectives.

From federal and state grants to industry-specific funding programs, we explore a broad spectrum of opportunities to maximize the chances of securing funding for your project.

We assist our clients throughout the grant-seeking process by identifying resources available from various funding agencies, preparing the application with supporting documentation, and administering the awarded grant.


Once we have successfully secured funding, our team remains acutely aware of the approved scope of work. We understand the importance of adhering to the stipulations set forth by the funding body, and we ensure that every aspect of our design complies with these requirements.


We also take the time to understand our clients’ unique requirements and aspirations for the project, integrating these into our design process. As a result, the final design not only fulfills the grant's conditions but also aligns closely with our client's vision for their project.


Because grant funding varies in complexity, we work alongside our clients to ensure a thorough understanding of their specific funding program. This approach enables us to thoroughly understand the specific nuances of their funding program. In doing so, we can better assist them in navigating the intricacies of the process, helping to ensure that no opportunities are overlooked and all requirements are met effectively and efficiently.


In addition to grant writing, we also provide comprehensive support during the permitting process. Our in-house Building Code Official ensures that all regulations and requirements are met, streamlining the process and saving you valuable time and effort.

At McMillen Engineering, we are committed to providing our clients with a seamless, hassle-free experience, allowing them to focus on the more important aspects of their projects while we handle the complexities of grant writing and permitting.

Grant Writing Projects


Learn more about our services, email us at, or give us a call at 724.439.8110 to discuss your grant writing needs.

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