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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


If you have not already done so, please take a minute to fill out the IIJA Project Partnership Interest Form. This will close Wednesday, December 6th.


We have a new website! This will be updated regularly throughout the month so be sure to bookmark this and check frequently for the most up-to-date information.


Tomorrow (12-5-23) , USDOT is holding a webinar to help communities prepare for upcoming discretionary grant opportunities. You can register for it using the link in the newsletter.


IIJA has set out its webinar calendar for 2024, you can register for these using the links in the newsletter.

Linda Merkl

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