Looking Beyond ACL: Expanding Federal Funding Opportunities Through Creative Grant Prospect Research
Expansion and sustainability of community-based services is critical to meet the needs of aging Americans. The Administration for Community Living provides dedicated funding support older adults, however, more resources are needed to fill the gap. This grant writing webinar will help participants understand how to prospect for “non-traditional” sources of federal funding (e.g. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Department of Defense, Health and Human Services, and Health Resources and Services Administration) for service delivery to older adults.
In this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Identify strategies for translating program and project descriptions into creative word searches that yield new opportunities.
- Share tips for leveraging free and subscription grant and foundation databases and email list-serves to identify funding opportunities.
- Describe ways to vet identified opportunities for alignment with organizational strategic and programmatic goals and objectives, interests and capabilities.
Cheryl A. Townsel, S.M., GPC
Townsel Consulting, LLC
Cheryl A. Townsel, S.M., GPC, is the President/CEO of Townsel Consulting LLC (Townsel Consulting | Townsel Consulting, LLC). She is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) credentialed grant professional with over 30 years of diverse experience in healthcare and not-for-profit management. As a grant professional she has helped not-for-profit organizations win over $20M in grant funds to serve vulnerable populations including seniors and individuals living with disabilities. Her grant professional experience includes serving as an external contract reviewer for several federal agencies (e.g., Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Administration for Community Living (ACL) and others. She is a founding member and officer of the Michigan Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association.