GrantWorks works side-by-side with communities to acquire and implement transformational, grant funded programs that improve the quality of life in the areas where we live, work, and play.

People First. Purpose Driven. Heart Led.
For over 44 years, GrantWorks has assisted hundreds of families and communities and over 600 state, county, and city government entities in the delivery of successful federal- and state-funded infrastructure, single and multi-family housing, community and economic development, broadband, and disaster recovery, mitigation, and resilience programs.

Who We Serve

  • State, county, city, or another political subdivision of a state
  • District organizations
  • Native American Tribes or a consortium of Native American Tribes
  • Institutions of higher education
  • Public or private non-profit organization or association acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a state
  • Organizations seeking to help underserved communities

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Our Impact

A Legacy of Service

GrantWorks’ Founder Honored with Congressional Recognition

Purpose-Driven Community Service

Rep. Randy K. Weber of Texas’ 14th District proclaimed an official recognition of GrantWorks’ Founder and President Bruce J. Spitzengel during the first session of the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., June 7, 2023, for all he and his company have done for the state of Texas and the “tremendous commitment to excellence and unselfish dedication in the work serving the needs of the families and local government.” Thank you to GrantWorks’ dedicated employees, and thank you to Bruce, for leading this company with integrity, vision, and an unwavering passion for excellence. Your impact is felt in every corner of our organization.

Community Development

Brookshire, Texas Home Reconstruction

Repairing Flood-Damaged Homes for Low-Income Residents

GrantWorks’ Community Development department is partnered with the City of Brookshire, Texas, to repair flood-damaged homes for eligible low-income residents. Since January of 2023, GrantWorks’ CD team has completed four out of eight home repairs, and we anticipate having the next four homes finished by the end of 2023. During one home handoff, we were visited by a butterfly. The new homeowner said her deceased mother loved butterflies and felt her presence there welcoming her into her new place. Projects like these where you see visible results of what a grant can do for a community are so rewarding and remind us why at GrantWorks, Empowering Communities Through Service is at the Heart of All We Do!

Flood Mitigation

Jim Wells County, Texas CDBG-DR Detention Pond

Water Management to Reduce the Effects of Flooding 

GrantWorks recently aided Jim Wells County, Texas, in procuring an $890K CDBG-DR grant to prevent flooding. The grant was used to construct a detention pond in Alice, Texas, to store excess water to manage water quantity, greatly reducing the effects of flooding. Jim Wells County plans to continue mitigating floods and protecting their community from these natural disasters and GrantWorks is honored to be a part of this process every step of the way.

Buyout Program

San Jacinto County $2M Recovery Buyout Program

Completion of 15 out of 16 Closings in Record Time

GrantWorks recently achieved the monumental task of completing 15 out of 16 closings in only two days for a recovery buyout program in San Jacinto County, TX. The County used $2,026,000 from their grant for the purchase of 16 storm-damaged homes. Out of all 46 buyout programs across the state, GrantWorks is administering the largest number at once with 16 homes, and our team has been completing the closeouts in record time. GrantWorks’ Community Development department has been working with San Jacinto County to purchase storm-damaged homes and help eligible residents relocate to safer, higher-elevated homes in the County. Completing 15 closings in 2 days is an immense achievement, and this could not have been completed without the hardworking members of our Community Development team!

Innovative Solutions

ARPA Program Management Services – Mercer County, New Jersey

Small Business Hardship Relief

GrantWorks’ proprietary grant management system GW 20/20 provides faster application processing and further program efficiencies through portals and interfaces that allow immediate application reviews, qualify prospective recipients, generate award letters, and much more. Most recently, our IT team built a portal to process applications for Mercer County’s Small Business Grant Program, which provides businesses experiencing hardships related to COVID-19 up to $10,000 in assistance. GW 20/20 has accommodated 930+ applications since February 1, 2023. Out of those applications, 254 were eligible for funding. By the end of June, we expect to disburse $3.5 million with the help of the portal.

Medical Debt Relief

Relieving Medical Debt throughout Texas

Over $10M Contributed for Debt Relief

GrantWorks’ contributions eliminated over $10 Million of medical debt for residents of our client cities and counties throughout Texas. These funds were donated to a non-profit organization whose mission is to relieve families from oppressive medical debt. The map of Texas shows the areas where our assistance benefited families with severe medical debts that negatively impact their credit. Once the debt is eliminated, the nonprofit also assists individuals in having this debt removed from their credit report.

COVID-19 Pandemic Impact Relief

180 Cities & Counties throughout Texas & Florida

$800M American Rescue Plan Act

Approximately 180+ cities and counties throughout Texas and Florida worked alongside prime vendors Horne and Tidal Basin to secure professional administrative and grant management services. GrantWorks supported these efforts to help communities receive over $800 million in ARPA funds to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic’s negative economic impact. This was accomplished by assisting residents, businesses, non-profits, and impacted local industries through premium pay to essential workers, aid due to revenue loss, and investments in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure.

Hurricane Ike Infrastructure Improvements

Texas’s Response to Hurricane Ike

$435.6M Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Recovery Program

In 2013, Hurricane Ike devastated housing, businesses, municipal facilities, and infrastructure throughout Texas. GrantWorks worked with multiple communities to procure grant management and technical advisory to strategically invest $435.6M worth of FEMA and CDBG-DR funds in neighborhoods and public facilities to encourage a broader economic recovery.

Churches United For Fair Housing (CUFFH)

Navigating a Congressionally Directed Funding Grant though the HUD

Our Work with Nonprofit Organizations

“CUFFH is proud to work with GrantWorks, and would absolutely recommend their services to any other nonprofit looking for this sort of support… They have been quick, intentional, and incredibly professional to work with as we navigate HUD’s ever changing landscape and scope.

– Ceci Sturman, CUFFH Development and Communications Director

Community Preservation in Action
"I wanted to thank you for the assistance with my outstanding debt. I was going through a very difficult time and had just lost my husband to cancer. Taking care of him had been my sole job for a long time…thank you again for your help, it is very much appreciated."
Medical Debt Relief Recipient Medical Debt Relief Recipient
"I truly appreciate working alongside you on these projects...with all the heavy workload that I maintain, I always have the utmost confidence in not worrying about these because you lead the charge! Your knowledge and skillset is unlike any other!"
Latisha Murphy, Assistant Auditor, Aransas County, TX - Fiber-Optic Loop Feasibility Study Latisha Murphy, Assistant Auditor, Aransas County, TX - Fiber-Optic Loop Feasibility Study
"Churches United for Fair Housing is proud to work with GrantWorks, and would absolutely recommend their services to any other nonprofit... They have been quick, intentional, and incredibly professional to work with as we navigate HUD's ever changing landscape and scope."
Ceci Sturman, CUFFH Development and Communications Director Ceci Sturman, CUFFH Development and Communications Director
"I want to thank you for being so prompt and diligent on my case. I was approved, and you helped me get that. I am forever grateful. I would like to let your organization know how much of a good job you are doing, helping people recover from this pandemic."
Successful Applicant of Emergency Rental Assistance Program Successful Applicant of Emergency Rental Assistance Program
"GrantWorks' Community Development Housing department was thrilled to hand off keys to happy homeowners in Brookshire, Texas, recently. Experiences like these are what make all the hard work so worthwhile!"
Angela Turner, GrantWorks' Assistant Project Manager, Community Development Angela Turner, GrantWorks' Assistant Project Manager, Community Development

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