Economic Development


Positioning projects for grants & loans and creating programs that not only get funded but are effective in today’s highly competitive financing landscape.

To AKT Peerless Grantsmanship is more than looking for grants or writing grant application proposals, it is about helping communities. We help create programs that not only get funded but are effective at using the programs and keeping them funded. AKT Peerless aligns its services with your community’s goals and objectives. We are on the front lines every day working with some of the most powerful incentives which are making a difference within countless communities.

We develop an optimized strategy for obtaining grant support in today’s highly competitive funding landscape. AKT Peerless has the resources and vast experience in assisting a community and non-profit based clients in seeking out additional resources needed to take on challenging projects. Our Economic Development and Incentives professionals are renowned practitioners in Federal, State and Local grant & loan programs.

AKT Peerless will assist you and develop a winning strategy for your community or project by:

  • Defining Issues
  • Establishing Program Goals & Priorities
  • Developing Clear & Concise Budgets
  • Locating Funding Sources
  • Developing Funding Strategies
  • Grant & Loan Writing
  • Submitting Applications
  • Reviewing Grants
  • Training
  • Grant Implementation & Tracking
  • Managing and Administering Grant & Loans

We routinely work to support projects within Economic Development, Energy and Brownfield & Environmental services areas with both Federal and State agencies.

Federal Agencies

  • US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • US Department of Energy (DOE)
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • US Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
  • US Department of the Interior
  • US Department of Treasury
  • US Department of Transportation
  • US Small Business Administration (SBA)

State Agencies

  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ)
  • Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC)
  • Michigan Energy Office (MEO)
  • Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR)
  • Michigan Land Bank Fast Track Authority (MLBFTA)
  • Michigan Brownfield Redevelopment Authority’s Local Site Remediation Revolving Fund (LSRRF)
  • Michigan Department of Treasury
  • Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT)
  • Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA)
  • Community Foundations, Private Foundations and Endowments

AKT Peerless provides experience and objective & reasonable approaches to all of your Grantsmanship needs.  Our Economic Development and Incentive consultants are committed to making your community more competitive in today’s economy.