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Welcome Letter

Hello and thank you for visiting the Grants website. My name is Linda Merkl, and I am the Regional Grant Navigator for Northeast Colorado Association of Local Governments
(NECALG) responsible for helping local governments navigate the following federal funding opportunities:

Colorado and NECALG and was established to help you and your community identify programs and funding opportunities that can support your local projects.

We understand that navigating the billions of dollars in federal funding can be overwhelming, especially with staffing constraints you may be facing.


To help you identify federal funding opportunities that can support you, we have created this website
to serve as a one-stop grant information site.


In it you will find:
Updates: Regular updates on the most recently posted IIJA and IRA grants as well as grants, webinars, and resources that are important for Region 1.
Resources:  A listing of helpful  resources.
Newsletters:  Copies of the monthly Regional Grants Newsletter.


If you would like to receive the newsletter please e-mail me at




It is with regret that this will be my last newsletter as the needs of my immediate and extended family are increasing and need my attention.


Being the RGN for Northeast Colorado has been a wonderful experience and I have truly enjoyed getting to know each of you and the local communities of Northeast Colorado.


There is a lot happening in our area and I hope the momentum will continue.


I have attached the position description for the RGN. Please share it with your colleagues or interested parties. For general questions about the position, please contact me at or for questions about salary, contract, or application please contact Meagan Priest at

I will continue to be available until July12th, please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Linda Merkl

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