CC&H provides clients with a wide range of advocacy and government affairs services. Whether a client is looking to establish a presence in Washington or make a change in existing law, CC&H has both the experience and contacts to protect and advance client interests.
Our service includes legislative and regulatory work with Congress, federal agencies, local governments and the private sector. In addition to handling federal legislative and regulatory affairs, CC&H develops and implements grassroots advocacy strategies in support of its efforts in Washington.
The competition for federal funds is fierce. CC&H believes strong case development, good contacts, innovative thinking and creative grassroots support are the key to success. CC&H understands the federal appropriations process and can help clients define and articulate their needs in a way that maximizes their chance for success.
CC&H works with its clients and the executive branch of government to analyze the impact of regulatory directives imposed by the federal government. CC&H plays a prominent role in the day-to-day tracking of regulatory developments and communication of these developments to our clients. In addition, CC&H assists its clients in preparing written and/or oral responses for use in the rule making process.
CC&H and its sister company Seneca have successfully guided clients through complex federal and state grant and loan application processes and successfully secured government funding for client projects, including the TIGER grant program and RRIF loan program. Seneca's service ranges from help with the initial planning stages of the grant program design (with your organization and its partners) to the development of the full narrative, budget and benefit-cost analysis. Every step of the grant writing process is designed to incorporate strategic planning between our expert grant writing team and our clients' staff and stakeholders. CC&H provides government relations support throughout the entire process.
CC&H has extensive experience writing and delivering testimony or giving presentations on behalf of clients before Congress and administrative agencies. CC&H helps prepare client witnesses and event speakers for the question and answer periods of the forums in which they participate.
CC&H monitors legislation and activities of Congressional committees and effectively communicates with legislators and their staff, including providing analysis of the content and explaining the ramifications of legislation and regulations.
CC&H helps clients develop and manage effective grassroots programs to support their lobbying and outreach efforts, specializing in mobilizing association memberships and identifying and leveraging industry supply chains to increase the impact of grassroots advocacy and fundraising. CC&H currently manages the fundraising and administrative activities of several clients' Political Action Committees and has extensive experience conducting successful fundraising events for elected officials.
Over the past decade, CC&H has had significant experience with coalition building on issues ranging from welfare reform to telecommunications. Our experience has demonstrated that coalitions can be powerful advocacy tools when combined with a well-thought lobbying strategy.
Using geographic information system (GIS), CC&H is able to help organizations understand the impact of these various factors to manage, plan, and evaluate their transportation, distribution or customer network. A critical component of a GIS is its ability to produce geographical visual representations that convey the results of sometimes complex problems in a way that is easily understood and shared. CC&H solutions range from identifying the effect of congressional re-districting on a client’s operations to effectively manage its government affairs and fundraising efforts to providing spatial analysis of density and distance of traffic flows for transportation planning. Other solutions include overlay and proximity analysis for real estate acquisitions, and infrastructure management and maintenance planning.