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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. Advocates for Human Potential, Inc. Grant: Secured $350,000 for the Perfectly Flawed Foundation in La Salle, IL, from May 2024 to June 2025, funded by the Illinois Opioid Remediation State Trust Fund.

  2. ADHS Justice Reinvestment Grant: Secured $280,000 for Axiom Community of Recovery in Phoenix, aiming to support individuals recently released from the Arizona Department of Corrections Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) system with recovery support services.

  3. SAMHSA Grant for CRCC: Secured $734,955 in 2023 for the Recovery United project in Chicago, supporting individuals, families, and recovery institutions dealing with Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

  4. SAMHSA Treatment, Recovery & Workforce Grant: Awarded $2,431,680 in August 2022 to the Chicago Recovering Communities Coalition (CRCC) in Chicago for job training and placement for individuals in SUD and MH recovery.

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

  6. Substance Abuse Prevention & Treatment Agency, Women's Set Aside Funds: Secured $107,000 (FY 2017) and $104,000 (FY 2018) for the Foundation for Recovery to provide peer support services for women in the criminal justice system.

  7. SAMHSA Building Communities of Recovery: This grant was awarded to the Fellowship Recovery Community Organization in Margate, FL, to enhance long-term recovery support for substance abuse and addiction.

  8. SAMHSA Recovery Community Services Program-Statewide Network: A $450,000 grant was won for FFR in Nevada to strengthen Recovery Community Organizations (RCOs) and their statewide network.

  9. SAMHSA Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer: Approximately $900,000.00 was secured on behalf of USARA to provide peer services for individuals seeking recovery in Utah.

  10. Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Workforce Services: Secured $898,488.00 on behalf of USARA for addiction intervention services.


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

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