July 22, 2022

Wyoming Economic Development Association: Get Free Help Applying for Infrastructure Grants

20 JUL 2022


Billions in grants are available to help fund infrastructure projects in your community. Don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to secure significant federal investment. Wondering the best way to go about it? There are two free resources available to help Wyoming’s economic developers to access 


The Wyoming County Commissioners Association has hired someone to help local communities write grants. “This is an incredible resource offered by WCCA. Economic developers and community leaders are often pressed for time and don’t have the bandwidth to write grants. By hiring someone to actively support their efforts, WCCA is taking a big step in helping Wyoming to get its share of federal grant funding,” said Brittany Ashby, 

Susan Bigelow with Bigelow Grant Writing Services, LLC is on contract to the Wyoming County Commissioners Association through a grant from Rocky Mountain Power to provide support to county governments with grant applications to federal agencies. Services range from discussing whether a project fits a specific funding opportunity to completing the grant application ready for submission. Susan has been reaching out to counties to learn about their highest priority projects. She welcomes the opportunity to visit with local economic developers who are working with their respective county governments on projects that need additional funding. Click here to learn more about Susan and the services she is offering. 


The Local Infrastructure Hub launched on July 12th and has all of the tools and resources you need to identify grants and go after them.

The Hub provides economic developers and community leaders with information, tools and resources to successfully compete for federal infrastructure funding. This $50 million initiative is designed to help cities access the money they need to complete infrastructure projects at the local level. Economic developers can use their tools to navigate the application process for the Infrastructure and Jobs Act. 

Ideal for Wyoming’s economic developers, the Hub was put together with rural communities in mind. “For smaller cities and towns, submitting strong applications for federal infrastructure money is easier said than done,” said Michael Bloomberg of Bloomberg Philanthropies, one of the leading funders. By providing services through the U.S. Conference of Mayors, National League of Cities and Results for America, support is accessible at the local level. Sign up here for more information.


  • 400 separate grants are available 
  • 24 months is the timeline for distributing the funds

"Over the next 24 months, local governments will be sorting through roughly 400 programs that are designed to aid everything from ports and parks to rural broadband and green buildings, all of which impact the wellbeing and livelihood of communities across the country. But the fact is: many cities and towns don’t have the staff to identify all the funding that may be available to them. And, once they figure out which funding they are actually eligible for, they don’t have the capacity to complete the necessary applications." —Michael R. Bloomberg

Read more about the funding opportunities and how the Hub resources can help you to access them here. Learn more about the free grant writing support offered by the Wyoming County Commissioners Association and get help from Bigelow Grant Writing services here.

This project was developed by the Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and funded through a Cooperative Agreement with U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) funds appropriated by Congress through the CARES Act to assist businesses in recovering from the negative effects of COVID-19. SBDC appreciates ongoing support from the SBA, The Wyoming Business Council, and the University of Wyoming.