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Shannon's grant writing and reporting expertise includes technical writing and research on mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery support services and gaps, and scientifically established behavioral health interventions.

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Shannon possesses extensive expertise in grant writing and reporting, with a focus on technical writing and research within the domains of mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Additionally, she possesses deep knowledge of scientifically established behavioral health interventions and has a wealth of experience in addiction recovery, Recovery Community Organizations, mental health, peer support initiatives, as well as projects and proposals under the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Her impressive track record includes securing grants in the field of addiction recovery, and she is enthusiastic about assisting you in achieving similar success. By doing so, you can expand your outreach and empower your local community and movement.

Shannon's area of expertise encompasses various crucial aspects, including:

  • Grant Research: Allow Shannon to identify grants that align closely with your organization's qualifications and maximize your chances of success.

  • Technical Assistance: Ranging from grant proposal reviews and sustainability assistance to partnership development and support with nonprofit incorporation, Shannon offers comprehensive support to meet your specific needs.

  • Grant Writing: Leveraging her grant writing expertise, Shannon can significantly enhance your prospects of securing an award.

  • Grant Reporting & Evaluation: By managing data collection and the preparation of monthly and quarterly reports, Shannon enables you to focus on the effective implementation of your grant program.

  • Grant Training: Strengthen your team's skills and knowledge through Shannon's coaching and customized workshops.

  • Strategic Planning: Shannon can guide you in developing innovative strategies that resonate with grant makers and enhance your chances of success.

Examples of Shannon's notable accomplishments in securing large-scale, award-winning proposals include:

  1. SAMHSA Treatment, Recovery & Workforce Grant: CRCC (Chicago Recovering Communities Coalition) based in Chicago was awarded $2,431,680 in August 2022 to support individuals in substance use disorder (SUD) and mental health (MH) recovery in gaining access to job training and placement.

  2. Community Cares Response & Recovery Funding: The Nebraska Minority Resource Center received $147,732.60 to provide support to Nebraska's Native American community during the COVID-19 crisis.

  3. SAMHSA Building Communities of Recovery: Shannon's grant writing efforts resulted in securing the Building Communities of Recovery (Short Title: BCOR) grant, which supports the mobilization of resources to enhance the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support for substance abuse and addiction. This grant was awarded to the Fellowship Recovery Community Organization in Margate, FL.

  4. SAMHSA Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network: Shannon wrote and won the SAMHSA Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network grant amounting to $450,000 for FFR in Nevada. The grant aims to strengthen Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) and their statewide network of recovery stakeholders as crucial partners in delivering state and local treatment and recovery support services, as well as allied health systems through collaboration, systems improvement, public health messaging, and training conducted for (or with) key recovery stakeholder organizations.

  5. SAMHSA Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer: On behalf of USARA, Shannon secured the SAMHSA Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer grant totaling approximately $900,000.00, which facilitates the provision of peer services to individuals seeking recovery in the state of Utah.

  6. Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Agency, Women's Set Aside Funds: Shannon's grant writing prowess led to the successful acquisition of the Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Agency grant under the Women's Set Aside Funds for Foundation for Recovery. The grants amounted to $107,000 (FY 2017) and $104,000 (FY 2018) and were dedicated to providing peer support services for women in the criminal justice system.

  7. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Shannon secured a Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Workforce Services grant amounting to $898,488.00 on behalf of USARA for the provision of addiction intervention services.


The pricing for Shannon's services is determined based on your organization's annual operating budget.

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