Navigating the Federal Grant Landscape (Without Losing Your Mind)


Presented by:
Jessica Bullock
Kristin Raack

2017 Annual Conference
San Diego, California
November 2017

Product Description

This session will prepare participants to start 2018 prepared for the federal grant cycle.  The application process for federal grants will be reviewed. Participants will be provided with updates on anticipated grants for the following year.  

Key learning objectives for the presentation include:

  • Understand the basic components of any federal application, including logic model development.
  • Gain basic understanding of the federal application process.
  • Recognize the difference between federal discretionary and legislative sponsored initiatives.
  • Research available federal grant opportunities.
  • Identify potential grant opportunities in 2018.

This session aligns with the following GPC core competencies:

  • How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application.  In this particular session, grant professionals will learn specific methods to develop successful federal grant applications.
  • How to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs.  Participants will identify the unique methods to research federal opportunities. 

Participants will also obtain a toolkit to aid in the preparation of future federal applications.

GPC Competencies Addressed:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application

How to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs

Jessica has extensive experience in developing and implementing large federal grant applications with non-profit, education, and healthcare organizations. She has 20 years of experience in facilitating large-scale initiatives for non-profit organizations, local governments, and the healthcare industry. Some examples of recent federal and state initiatives that she has built from the ground up include a Medicare Shared Savings Program and a Bundled Payment for Care Improvement program.

Kristin is a fund development leader who focuses on grant strategy and proposal development for clients representing a broad spectrum of missions, including healthcare, social services, education, youth, and conservation. She has partnered with organizations whose annual budgets range from $200,000 to $100M+. In her non-profit career, Kristin has helped secure more than $8M in funding. She is passionate about philanthropy and has served on the local chapter boards of GPA and AFP.

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