Services

Professional Grant Management Services LLC is instrumental in obtaining a myriad of grant funding for communities ranging from recreational, infrastructure, fire and police stations, warning sirens and much more. We understand that every community has limited funding and is constantly faced with deteriorating water and sewer systems, worsening street and drainage facilities and many other problems that occur on a daily basis.  We want to partner with you, help prioritize your needs and find funding for your goals.


Professional Grant Management Services LLC (PGMS) along with its affiliates will assist communities and its agents in many types of grant applications, which include but are not limited to the following:


Our services include:

Section 3

SECTION 3 INFORMATION

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development invests billions of federal dollars into distressed communities for urban planning, community development and projects that build and rehabilitate housing. Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 recognizes that job training, employment, and contract opportunities are generated by HUD programs designed to aid housing, urban planning, and community development. Section 3 is a mandate to target these economic opportunities to lower income residents and businesses in those areas where HUD is investing public resources. Failure to comply with the requirements of Section 3 may result in a monitoring finding or sanctions that may include debarment, suspension of funds or limited denial of participation in programs pursuant to 24 CFR Part 24. All recipients of federal funds shall comply with Section 3 requirements as set forth at 24 CFR Part 135 of the federal regulations which states that to the greatest extent feasible, business and employers working on HUD funded projects must make good faith effort to train and employ low income individuals (Section 3 residents) living in the local area and also to contract with businesses owned by or that employ Section 3 residents. This means that the grant recipients must make every effort to recruit, target and direct economic opportunities to Section 3 residents and businesses. This generally means more than normal advertising or soliciting on the part of the grant recipient. All sub-recipients must implement procedures to notify Section 3 residents and businesses about training, employment and contracting opportunities.

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FAIR HOUSING — It's the Law!

The Fair Housing Act protects citizens from housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status or disability. Federal laws prohibit discrimination and encourages individuals to learn more about their fair housing rights and to report any violation of their rights.

It is a violation of the Fair Housing Act to:

Discrimination can occur:

Rental and Sale of Housing

If you are in the process of renting or purchasing an apartment or house, certain actions cannot be taken against you because of your race, color, national origin, religion, gender, familial status, or disability. A landlord or seller cannot:

Mortgage Lending

If you are in the process of purchasing housing, a potential lender cannot:

Reasonable Accommodation for Disabilities

If you or someone residing with you has a physical or mental disability including hearing, mobility and visual impairments, cancer, chronic mental illness, AIDS, AIDS Related Complex or a developmental disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities, your landlord cannot:

Families with Children

If you are the parent, a person who has legal custody (including guardianship) or are the designee of a parent or legal custodian living in a household with one or more children under 18 years of age, you are covered by familial status protection. This protection also extends to pregnant women and any person in the process of securing legal custody of a minor child, including adoptive or foster parents. The Fair Housing Act specifically exempts some senior housing facilities from liability for familial status discrimination, allowing them to legally refuse to rent or sell housing to families, but the facility or community must quality for this elderly housing exemption.

TRUE OR FALSE: The Facts About Fair Housing

For a Multi-family housing building with four or more dwelling units that is ready for first occupancy after March 13, 1991, and has an elevator: