Marion County: Oregon Starting Early, Hard Work Gets the Fund

Silver Falls located in Marion County.

Silver Falls located in Marion County.

Overview

Marion County in Oregon needed federal funding for several important projects, including efforts to combat illegal drug manufacturing.

Challenge

Anyone who has dealt with the Congressional appropriations process knows it is important to start early, usually the first of the year, to ensure your project gets into the funding "hopper." It just so happened that Marion County hired CFM in June – somewhat late in game.

Approach

CFM began by mobilizing the County's allies on Capitol Hill – we even found a few new ones along the way.

Result

A few short months later, CFM was able to help the County secure more than $700,000 to fight meth lab manufacturing and arm County parole/probation officers with the necessary tools to track convicted offenders. County leaders were happy with the immediate payoff.