grant writing

I have participated in several rounds of Consolidated Funding Applications through the Regional Economic Development Councils and subsequently administered state and federal grants for economic development projects. Locally, I was successful in securing grants that helped realize community projects of long-term impact.

Consolidated Funding Applications (CFA)
Fairport, New York
I have worked on CFAs since the first round of funding and thereby developed a deep sense of understanding for the available programs, eligibility requirements and process. Reviewing the priority reports of the Regional Economic Development Councils as well as the program guidelines of the individual funding agencies is very time consuming and may seem overwhelming at first. I can help with finding the right funding agencies for your project, guide you through the program requirements, work with you on supporting documents and budget, and prepare a compelling grant application. After a successful grant award, I can also provide the necessary grant administration and reporting support.

Local grants
Auburn, New York
Sometimes it is necessary to look for grants to match local funds to jumpstart a new initiative. I was successful in securing a grant from the Columbian Foundation for the realization of my long-envisioned Auburn Public Art Trail. I was also able to secure multiple competitive We Live NY Livable Community Capacity Grants for IGNITE Cayuga County’s Young Professionals, which helped realize community projects of long-term impact – City of Auburn Gateway Makeover, IGNITE the Vote! and IGNITE the Winter!

Welcome to Auburn gateway sign
Annual IGNITE the Winter! festival in Auburn