CME Engineering and Aspire Grant & Development Announce Strategic Partnership

Today CME Engineering LP and Aspire Grant and Development, LLC announced a strategic partnership, bringing funding and engineering expertise to public and private clients.

Together, Aspire and CME work to identify and secure government funding for projects as well as provide the engineering and construction oversight needed to make those projects become a reality. Numerous public and private entities have projects to improve infrastructure or create job growth but lack the capital necessary to develop the projects. The CME-Aspire partnership helps change that dynamic. Aspire provides a team of seasoned professionals who perform funding options research, funding application preparation and post-award management. CME provides the engineering-consulting services, including preparation of conceptual plans and project cost estimates necessary for the funding applications.

Michele Beener, President, Aspire Grant & Development, LLC, is excited about the partnership stating “This is tremendous for both organizations as the synergistic opportunities are endless. At Aspire, we’ve been blessed to secure funding that’s allowed communities, local governments and businesses to launch a wide array of projects that stimulate the economy, with each project capitalizing on the unique character of the population or the economic benefit of the project. These include playgrounds, bike, bus and pedestrian assets, community event facilities, athletic fields and private undertakings like hospital streetscapes and construction of commercial facilities, just to name a few.”

Sean Isgan, President of CME Engineering LP, stated “We couldn’t agree more with Michele’s sentiments and look forward to working together. CME has worked with numerous communities and private entities on a variety of projects which makes this a winning partnership for everyone, especially clients.” Added Michael Walker, Chairman & Executive Vice President of CME Engineering LP, “The talented teams of both companies and their expert knowledge and experience create the synergy. We are very excited to offer our clients the benefit of this alliance.”

Interested parties wanting to learn more information can contact CME Engineering at 814-443-3344, by email at or visit CME’s website at Aspire Grant and Development can be reached at 814-701-2787 or by email at