Grant Writer/Grant Administrator
Location:Albuquerque, NM, United States (Anywhere)Education level: College/University
Education field: Business
Years of experience: more than 5
Attributes that best describes:
Strong analytical skills
Launched Socorro County’s first Grant Department creating and completing over 50 new infrastructure capital improvement projects within a four year period.
Utilized superior fiscal management and financial auditing skills in order to successfully identify and secure over $280,000 of unrecovered federal funding.
Designed an avant-garde fundraising program securing over $250,000 of startup capital by implementing a strategic community supported agriculture capital investment.
Generated over $8 million dollars in federal and state grant awards
*Initiated a county wide grant program and designed a grant policy and procedure manual for all county grant awards.
*Organized planning workshops, feasibility studies, and project design meetings.
*Analyzed and evaluated project goals, objectives, conditions, restrictions, eligibility qualifications, risk factors, and benefit cost ratios determining viable projects for securing available grant funding.
*Engineered project proposals, cost estimates, budgets, schedules, scopes of work, and timelines.
*Evaluated project maps, construction plans, engineer designs, environmental assessments, geological surveys.
*Executed federal and state appropriation requests; identified Infrastructure Capital Improvement projects; administered ICIP database.
*Drafted bid documents, RFP’s, procurement documents, selection and evaluation criteria, and contract agreements.
*Designed database, compliance matrix, and financial management systems for grant awards.
*Prepared invoices, reimbursement requests, purchase orders, monthly and quarterly reports.
*Ensured compliance with federal OMB, and FAR regulations; state requirements and county policies.
*Monitored sub-contractors, engineers, specialists, consultants, and county personnel.
*Appointed as county representative to regional transportation planning organization, council of governments board of directors, regional economic development association, and joint military/local government land use committee.
• Assessed infrastructure damage due to natural hazard events.
• Developed and supervised mitigation project activities.
• Drafted over 50 successful FEMA grant applications.
• Achieved outstanding results completing the FEMA Benefit Cost Analysis Tool resulting in multiple grant awards.
• Refined accounting processes and procedures complying with FEMA standards and requirements for accounting and internal controls.
• Managed and monitor FEMA Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation projects from inception to completion.
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