Don’t be intimidated by the waiver process. It took 3 weeks to get a daylight waiver on the first attempt and only 7 days to get a wide area airspace authorization to fly at night in class D up to the UAS Facility Map altitudes.
Yes, DrozeZone is the only application method. I work for a public safety agency. The daylight waiver took the longest to write. Once you have the daylight waiver, there’s a box to check in DZ so your daylight waiver is combined with other new waivers. The FAA Waiver Safety Explanation Guide is your outline for writing waivers. There are businesses that write waivers for a fee. I get advice from the guys who own 107waivers.com. They live in my state and are nice guys. They will write waivers for you. I don’t know what they charge. Writing the daylight waiver was a love/hate process. I asked my boss if we could pay someone to do it. I’m glad we wrote it, now we know how to do it and it’s not intimidating. The operations over people waiver was the easiest to write. ParaZero provides you an outline when you buy their parachute. It costs $2,000 though.