SONRI supports clients with identifying and assessing potential partnership vehicles for land utilization, identifying funding sources, and developing funding plans and proposals; conducting land transactions and leasing negotiations; and ensuring policy compliance.
Project and Scope Management
SONRI provides overall project and scope management support through all project lifecycle phases, from initial project development through the final publication and presentation of the study, to ensure MIRR studies are completed on time and within budget.
Subject Matter Expert Input
SONRI provides subject matter expert input into MIRR studies, primarily focusing on the need for mission assurance for both the military installation and local governments and utilities.
Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC)
SONRI provides QA/QC oversight of the engineering and planning teams conducting the infrastructure studies funded by MIRR grants.
SONRI provides grant administration and reporting support to communities who represent approximately 20% of all MIRR-funding awarded nationwide in FY23.
SONRI’s proprietary MIRR Grant Partner Cost Tracking and Reporting Tool© provides deliverable tracking, local match tracking and reporting, individual employee time and activity tracking, financial reporting laid out to match the OLDCC Grants Portal reporting format, and a dashboard that easily allows grantees to understand the financial status of the grant, including local match performance.
SONRI’s MIRR Grant Partner Cost Tracking and Reporting Tool© comes as a value-added service to all SONRI client communities or is available to license with training and technical support.
SONRI provides grant writing services that include identifying deliverables, drafting statements of work, conducting cost estimating exercises, and developing draft grant documents for submission to grant-making agencies. This service is limited to grants relating to installation mission assurance and resilience.
SONRI helps communities and installations cooperate to identify requirements and needs that would promote both mission assurance and community resilience, develops strategic action and communications plans for the development of specific projects, develops funding strategies and supports public finance actions to support project development, and provides partnership brokerage/solicitation support to help communities find the right partners to implement their visions.
SONRI helps communities and installations collaborate to identify the root causes of workforce housing issues. We then work with communities to develop innovative project concepts to overcome those issues, develop funding plans to support those projects, and provide brokerage/solicitation services to bring those projects to market.
SONRI supports the study of issues and development of proposed solutions through installation resilience studies that meet not only community needs, but also promote long-term mission viability and growth. We then work with communities to turn those studies into actions through grant writing and other public funding development strategies.
SONRI provides concept development, economic analysis; agreement negotiation services; staffing and intergovernmental relations advice; and once the IGSA is in place, broker the development task orders that promote mission capability, save the military money, provide revenue for the local or state government partner, and support economic development through military mission growth. SONRI brokered the first Air Force Blanket IGSA and Meurer Municipal Consulting set the stage for the first Army Blanket IGSA.
SONRI's Bureaucratic Engagement Protocol© helps facilitators and key leaders of stakeholder groups overcome the numerous challenges that can impede productive collaboration. It is a tool for use in professionally facilitated processes that provides a framework for positive communication and collaboration to overcome speedbumps and roadblocks to achieving pre-defined partnership goals.