Experience

I am one of two in Flagstaff (and 18 in Arizona) who is “Grant Professional Certified” by the Grant Professionals Certification Institute (click on underlined text to learn more about this gold standard within the grant profession). With over 19 years of grant writing experience in Northern Arizona, I launched Grants that Go the Distance LLC to help people bring their dreams to fruition with grant funding. Please view my LinkedIn profile (by clicking on underlined words) to learn more about my qualifications, including education, employment, community involvement and other accomplishments.

My efforts have yielded numerous competitive awards from an array of federal, state, foundation and private sources. Grant awards I played a key role in securing include:

  • Department of Agriculture 2019 Rural Business Development Grant Program – Enterprise Grant
  • Wildlife Conservation Society 2018 Climate Adaptation Fund (one of 13 nationally)
  • Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau – Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs Expansion of the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (one of three nationally)
  • New York Life Foundation Community Impact Grants – Grants for Good
  • Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration’s FY 2018 and 2017 Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs – Assistance to Coal Communities
  • Flinn Foundation Bioscience Entrepreneurship Program
  • Endangered Language Fund The Native Voices Endowment: A Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Legacy Project
  • Arizona Community Foundation of Flagstaff Competitive Grants Process (both non-collaborative and collaborative applications)
  • Tohono O’odham Nation 2016 12% Payments
  • Department of Agriculture 2016 Rural Business Development Grant Program
  • Department of Commerce FY 2016 Economic Development Assistance Programs – Economic Development Administration’s Public Works and Economic Adjustment Programs via the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative
  • Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona Planning and Design Technical Assistance Funding Fiscal Year 2016
  • United Way of Northern Arizona Community Investment Funds – Income
  • Constable Ethics, Standards, and Training Board FY2014 Equipment Grant Program
  • Arizona Game and Fish Department 2014 Heritage Fund Grant Program
  • Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice AssistanceSmart Probation: Reducing Prison Populations, Saving Money, and Creating Safer Communities FY 2013 Competitive Grant Program (one of six nationally)
  • Arizona State Parks FY2012 Recreational Trails Program
  • Helios Foundation Campaign for Grade-Level Reading via the All-America City Award: Community Solutions Action Plan – Technical Assistance
  • Coconino County Board of Supervisors Community Initiative Funding
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials Accreditation Preparation and Quality Improvement Demonstration Sites Project Grants
  • Northern Arizona Council of Goverments Home Care Cluster and Respite Services in Coconino County
  • Arizona Family Planning Council Title X Family Planning Services Competitive Supplemental Expansion Funds
  • Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice Paul Coverdell National Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program
  • Arizona Department of Health Services High Risk Perinatal Program/Newborn Intensive Care Program Community Nursing
  • First Things First Coconino Regional Partnership of Arizona Early Childhood Development and Health Board – Oral Health Grant Program
  • National Association of County and City Health Officials Public Health Accreditation Board Beta Test Site
  • Arizona Companion Animal Spay/Neuter Committee Feral Program
  • Department of Health and Human Services Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Demonstration Project
  • Navajo Area Indian Health Service Injury Prevention and Control 2004 Grant Cycle
  • Chinle Service Unit FY2004 Diabetes Program Performance Improvement Mini Grants
  • Women’s Sports Foundation GoGirlGo! Grant Program