The Village of Hempstead retained Laberge Group to provide ongoing grant services via an Annual Grant Services Agreement (GSA). The GSA framework efficiently  delivers long-term funding strategies that align the Village’s funding efforts and resources with each community’s top priorities. The long-term strategy helps position the village to effectively leverage appropriate funding sources for priority projects.

Through the Grant Services Agreement, Laberge Group collaborates with the Village to establish:

  • Project Funding Priorities: Interviews and discussions with Village leadership and department heads were key to understanding the Village’s most pressing organization, infrastructure, and operational needs. Laberge Group supplemented this in-person input by analyzing pertinent documents and previous grant applications. This input and analysis led to the collaborative development of project funding priorities.
  • Long-Term Funding Strategy: Based on the findings of the Needs Analysis and provided a detailed Funding Needs Analysis and Grant Matrix which cross-referenced short, medium, and long-term needs with the most promising funding sources. Laberge Group updates this matrix annually. These updates are informed by ongoing discussions with the Town as well as developments in the pool of available funding.
  • Ongoing Funding Research: Grant services professionals provide ongoing monitoring of funding opportunities.

Recent funding awards and pending applications include:

  • Community-Based Crime Reduction (CBCR) Grant – $1,000,000 (awarded)
  • Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund (LGRMIF) – $72,000 (pending)
  • Critical Infrastructure Grant Program (CIGP) – $50,000 (pending)
  • Cyber Security Grant Program (CSGP) – $50,000 (pending)


To learn how an Annual Grant Services Agreement can streamline your community’s project funding strategy, get in touch. We’d be happy to provide you with a no-cost consultation.