Maximize Success at Competing for Funding: The Capture Team


The Capture Team was created to attract federal and philanthropic funding to the region and maximize regional success in identifying and competing for funding.

Intended outcome:

Improved regional success in obtaining research, development and deployment grants.


  • Foster regional collaboration
  • Engage partners throughout the Power of 32 region
  • Create new partnerships 
  • Identify and support common regional priorities
  • Identify proactive funding pursuits
  • Engage private sector and nonprofit organizations in new ways
  • Support increased and enhanced grant proposals with regional collaborators
  • Demonstrate significant return on investment in Capture Team activities

Lead Organization:

The Capture Team is governed by the Capture Team Steering Committee with project management by Fourth Economy Consulting. Explore the Capture Team website and become a member at

"The federal agencies are looking for regional cooperation so we are supporting organizations in West Virginia, Maryland and Ohio to find easy ways to partner with people from Greater Pittsburgh to identify needs and leverage the assets that we have. To identify areas where we have regional strength and pursue funding to support bigger impacts, we are focused on energy and water related activities in the region."

– Rich Overmoyer, Fourth Economy

For questions or comments regarding the Capture Team, please email