GNS develops community facilities, housing, and infrastructure projects throughout Siskiyou County. We are a community-based non-profit organization focused on serving Siskiyou County, and are uniquely qualified to provide technical services to local, state, federal, and collaborative agencies.
GNS provides technical services to build strength and solve problems. We provide organizational capacity (a trained, skilled staff), and an economy of scale in service delivery. Staff are in the field, and connected to residents of the region. Our goals are to:
- Strengthen the capacity in local governments and organizations;
- Reduce duplication of efforts;
- Facilitate multi-community collaboration and problem-solving;
- Increase efficiency and accountability of local government resources;
- Improve communication and coordination within and between jurisdictions.
GNS provides a range of project-specific services for individual jurisdictions and partner organizations. These address staffing challenges and technical capacity, and provide in-house expertise. GNS offers an economy of scale in providing capacity and expertise to each jurisdiction. Services include:
- Grant writing and project development
- Grant administration and portfolio management
- Financing for new or expanding businesses
- Monitoring labor standards on construction projects
(prevailing wage monitoring)
- Geographic Information Systems (GIS) services
- Community development and planning services
(e.g. community needs assessments, issues identification, strategic planning surveys, housing surveys, focus group facilitation, funding strategy development)
Infrastructure Project Development
GNS provides a range of project development services for public infrastructure projects, including assistance in securing funding to support the construction and project management of public works projects. We operate under CA Contractor’s License #629328.
Rural communities hold the keys to survival in their own hands.
With help from policies that build on their strengths, as desirable places to live and raise families, they can thrive.