Great Northern Services (GNS) plays a crucial role in the administration of Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for local jurisdictions that have received awards. The CDBG program, established through the Housing and Community Development Act (HCDA) of 1974, is a federally funded grant program.
Our specialization lies in various key areas, including writing and overseeing grants directed towards the rehabilitation of sub-standard homes and the enhancement of critical infrastructure such as water and sewer systems, alongside other essential public services. GNS boasts a dedicated staff with expertise spanning a range of fields, including Public Works Projects, Environmental Reviews, Weatherization, Community Facility Rehabilitation, and Prevailing Wage Certification.
Our role is multifaceted, encompassing technical assistance, in-depth research into available funding options, and close collaboration with community partners on specific projects. As part of our contractual responsibilities, we diligently oversee wage compliance on all public works projects, conduct employee interviews, and ensure the precise use of language in all contracts.
To remain at the forefront of our industry, GNS actively participates in conferences and training webinars that focus on both state and federal programs. This unwavering commitment enables us to stay updated with the latest developments, ultimately empowering us to better inform and assist local government representatives in their endeavors to achieve community development objectives.
Additionally, we extend our support to other non-profit organizations by assisting them in the administration and reporting processes for their grants.