Jamie has worked as a grant writer and program coordinator for nonprofits and government agencies working to improve human health and environmental quality since August of 2013. He has contributed to community development and environmental stewardship efforts in communities across the country and his work has involved government agencies at the federal, state, regional, county, and local level as well as various nonprofits. His career has focused particularly on grant writing and the management of grants, especially grants from federal agencies including: The US Department of the Interior (NPS, FWS, BLM, BIA), The US Department of Agriculture, The US Department of Health and Human Services, The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, The Appalachian Regional Commission, and The Department of Housing and Urban Development.

In April 2020, Jamie began working for Community Mental Health of Ottawa County (CMHOC) as a Grant Writer and Manager. He has since assisted the agency and its local community partners in securing over $3.7 million in funding, including the agency’s Certification as a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center. Other grant initiatives include the first ever mental health clinician ride-along program in the county, technology to improve telehealth capacity through COVID-19 Relief Funding, addiction rehabilitation services for the Ottawa County Jail, and more. In this role Jamie is responsible for the oversight and management of all of CMHOC’s grants in partnership with various Project Directors and community partners who lead grant implementation.

In his past experience Jamie served as the Program Coordinator for the US Department of the Interior AmeriCorps Volunteer In Service to America Team. The federal initiative, led by US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, was the first multiagency AmeriCorps VISTA collaborative team to serve in environmental justice programs in partnership with public land agencies across the country. Jamie developed multiyear program plans and served as the AmeriCorps supervisor for over 60 AmeriCorps VISTA projects in both rural and urban communities across the US. Through this effort, public lands as a means of providing economic opportunity, healthy living opportunities, improving community connection, and increasing access to hands-on learning initiatives.

The DOI/VISTA Team continues as a program of Conservation Legacy Stewards, which also places AmeriCorps members through Appalachian Coal Country Watershed Team, and Western Hardrock Watershed Team – environmental justice programs focusing on restoring water quality and community resiliency in Appalachia and the Mountain West. Jamie began his Public Service Career serving on the ACCT, in Brownsville, PA.

He studied at Penn State, where he served as the managing editor of the Berks Collegian and worked as an editor, a writing tutor, and a political news writer with PoliticsPA. He joined AmeriCorps in 2013 where he raised funds for the development of a community arts center in Brownsville, Pennsylvania.

Core Competencies:

Grant Writing, Public Communications, Internal Documents, Grant Proposals, MOA’s, Partnership Agreements, Policy Documents, Editing, Copywriting, Executive Communications, Articles, Branding, Key-Messaging, Style-guide Development, Manual Writing, Reporting, Research, Proposal Development, Orientations, Creative Writing, Press Releases, Essays, Sales Promotions, Resumes, Public Relations, Team Leadership, Brochures and Newsletters, Project Management, Document Design, Database Management, Coordinating and Scheduling, Business Administration.

Subjects of Interest

Community, Community Planning, Public Infrastructure, Environmental Stewardship, Historic Preservation, Behavioral Health, Small Businesses, Walkability, Sustainability, Appalachian Region, Rural Development, Youth Opportunity, Community Gardens, Urban Agriculture, Resiliency, Arts, Music, Regional Tourism, Outdoor Recreation, Experiential Learning, STEM Education, Conservation, Acid Mine Drainage, Water Rights, Water Quality, Environmental Justice, Social Justice

Grant Writing Samples

Grant Experience Overview

Program Development Samples


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