Michael Paddock

Founder and CEO

Grants Office LLC

Michael Paddock is the founder and CEO of Grants Office, an international grants development services firm. Mr. Paddock served from 1996-2001 on the US Interagency Electronic Grants Committee, working with policymakers from federal and state grant-making agencies to develop the Federal Electronic Grants Clearinghouse at Grants.gov, and he co-founded the New York State E-grants project in 1999. In his role and Grants Office, he consults on a wide range of funding topics, covering broadband, higher education, K-12 schools, and public safety.


September 30, 2020


Strategies for a Successful RDOF Bid

If you’re planning to bid in the upcoming RDOF auction, preparation is key, and there are several strategies that can help make you more successful at winning the bids at the values you want, and just as importantly, avoiding placing low bids.

September 16, 2020


A Survey of Grants and Funding for Broadband Expansion

The digital divide has been closing over the past decade, with help from a range of federal funding programs aimed at extending broadband services to underserved areas of the country. Before you start thinking about how much funding you want or where to go to find it, it’ll help to consider how and where you want to expand broadband services and what these services will enable your customer and stakeholders to do. Then you can start looking into the funding opportunities that can help make those more concrete plans a reality.