Appropriations & Project Funding
Troutman Sanders Strategies (TSS) provides sound advice and strategic guidance through the intricacies of the appropriations process to secure the necessary funding for your organization. Our hand-in-hand approach guides clients through each step of the appropriations process – from project conceptualization to final conference activity and executive branch action.
We maintain a comprehensive appropriations practice that extends to a majority of government agencies and centers on agriculture, natural resources, energy, environment, education, insurance, finance, taxation, trade, healthcare, telecommunications, technology, transportation and infrastructure.
The TSS Appropriations Team has firm bi-partisan connections with various Congressional members and their staff, Appropriations Committees and Subcommittees, the executive branch action and various state government organizations.
Working in a bi-cameral, bi-partisan way to secure funding for worthwhile projects for our clients through the Federal appropriations process has been a hallmark of TSS' success and outstanding reputation. It takes a detailed knowledge of the project coupled with deep relationships with the appropriations committee members (and the key subcommittees) to succeed in this complex world. It also involves working with the agencies of the executive branch including the key Office of Management and Budget to stress the value and cost-effectiveness of the individual project.
Every year for the last 15 years TSS principals have successfully secured funds for water and wastewater projects, flood control projects, water recycling projects, important education and health initiatives, among others, and in most cases these have yielded ongoing funding streams.
Robert D. Leebern, Jr. and John Freshman have over 20 years of experience successfully negotiating this complex area. Some key successes include:
- The largest flood control projects in California with funding of over $50 million annually for the last five years
- Early funding for large secondary treatment systems to protect the ocean and create treated water for recycling and re-use
- Several water recycling projects to augment scarce water supplies in Southern California
- Major funding for storm water funding in a major city in the South
- Funding for projects for key educational institution to enable them to pursue worthwhile programs
These skills, as demonstrated by the principals of TSS time and again, will be important to national clients as funding priorities inevitably shift in the next 18 months to infrastructure investments and other domestic priorities.