Freelance Grant Writer & Proposal Writer

Location:Plainfield, New Jersey, United States
2 Skills

Create award-winning proposals that help support and sustain an organization


An executive level professional with over twenty years of writing experience (solicited proposals; unsolicited proposals; pre-proposals; corporate sponsorship proposals; continuation or non-competing proposals; and renewal or competing proposals). Awards have ranged from $500 to $10 million. Grant writing and related services have benefited non-profit institutions, government agencies, faith-based organizations, and for-profit corporations.

Specifically, but not limited to:

? Manage all reporting and evaluation requirements
? Integrate quality assurance management strategy: Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA)
? Coordinate an ongoing sequence of appropriate communication efforts with foundations
? Oversee appropriate stewardship


2000 – Present Grant Reviewer (Contractor)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Administration for Children and Families; DHHS/Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) & Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP); DHHS/HIV/AIDS Resources Services Administration (HRSA); D.C. Department of Health, HIV/AIDS Administration (HAA); The State of Maryland Department of Health; The State of Virginia Department of Health, Mental Health Mental Retardation Substance Abuse (MHMRSA); The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC); U.S. Department of Justice, Office Of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

? Apply knowledge of organizational management, effective theoretical applications, and practical program evaluative processes while scoring and ranking an applicant’s response to an RFA
? As chairperson, ensure that all grant reviewer panel members scores fall within the specified range pursuant to the established criteria set by the grantor

2000 – Present Consultant

Church Ministries, Maryland/Ohio
Dr. Zerubabel Yishrael, Maryland
Federal City Recovery Services, District of Columbia

? Develop successful RFA/RFP responses, with a keen understanding of consumer social issues; research strategies; demonstration projects; measurable goals and objectives; science-based practices; evidence-based practices; cultural competency; confidentiality; participant protection; social welfare issues; outreach/marketing; staffing plan; logic model; program and consumer barriers; recruitment and retention; evaluations; realistic timelines; sustainability

2006 – 2008 Program Manager

District of Columbia Department of Health, Addiction Prevention and Recovery Administration

? Guide and motivate provider to reach programmatic goals and objectives relating to outlined work plans, strategic plans, and sustainability plans
? Act as a conduit between board members, executive directors, senior managers, staff, evaluators, target audience, stakeholders, traditional-and non-traditional community linkages to accomplish city-wide planning efforts
? Coordinate evidenced-based practices (EBP) training sessions for government employees, stakeholders, and service providers in an effort to improve the youth and family services continuity of care
? Work cooperatively and independently with CQI departments to monitor local providers for compliance of federal and local standards/regulations

2003 –2006 Programs Director

Institute for Behavioral Change and Research (IBCR), District of Columbia

? Developed successful RFA/RFP responses; created itemized budgets and justifications
? Cooperate with team to develop an all-inclusive reports to include, operational performances; management functioning; mitigation of risks; financial audits
? Represented agency at meetings, conferences, and annual evaluations to address the requirements outlined by the funding sources

2000 – 2002 Regional Clinical Coordinator

Fairfax County Community Services Board (CSB), Alexandria, Virginia

? Develop successful RFA/RFP responses. Coordinated U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Title I and Title II of the Ryan White C.A.R.E. Act, and the State of Virginia MHMRSA State Block Grant. Manage approvals; extensions; modifications; supplemental funding requests; key personnel notification; site meetings; site reviews; all reporting including closeouts
Pre-Proposal Phase

? Research, scrutinize, outline, and disseminate funding opportunities
? Create an action plan to include executives, managers, internal evaluator , consumers, stakeholders, staff (direct services, fiscal, administrative, human resources)

Proposal Phase

? Scheduled and unscheduled action plan conferencing to review benchmarks
? Maintain congruence with programmatic areas (goals, objectives, best practices, implementation) and directly linking the areas to performance outcomes (formative, process, impact, summative)
? Create an itemized budget with adequate resources; comply with budgetary regulations, as outlined by funding source
? Verify cost-share commitments, leveraged funds, and/or matching funds in advance
? Corroborate documentation from subcontractors and consultants
? Ongoing conferences and collaborations with key personnel

Final Phase

? Factor in system-wide macro-and micro-level glitches
? Review and signature of Certifications and Assurances by Principle Investigator (PI)
? Submission of final project, well before the deadline


Master of Human Services (MHS)
Skills (2) Rating
Grant Writing
Proposal Writing