ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Researches and identifies grant opportunities that meet City needs and are consistent with the City’s objectives; assists Departments with preparation of grant, collects and develops supporting data and documentation to meet funding agency requirements; facilitates the application process as needed; research, acquire and maintains City, state and national statistics and resource information to support grant applications. Coordinates, administers, and identify grants opportunities, including policy and program development, funding recommendations, grant application analysis, contract development and monitoring, and jurisdictional coordination; reviews grant financial requirements and accounting information, and coordinates fiscal compliance with funding agency. Coordinates and participates in City meetings related to grant proposals and discusses funding needs to determine feasibility of grant-funded assistance; develops goals and objectives for funding departmental programs and activities; research sources of financial assistance; identifies staffing, equipment, facilities, and related program needs. Identifies grant funding requirements and restrictions; serves as liaison between the City and outside funding agencies and service providers; provides assistance in resolving issues and conflicts with funding agencies. Creates and maintains an accurate system to track grant programs and assist departments with reporting requirements; assists Departments to prepare reports on grant-funded projects as required by funding sources; coordinates activities of large grant funded projects and programs to assure the technical requirements of the participating entities are met, and the City’s participation is beneficial and appropriate. Assists City staff in developing partnerships with other agencies in order to expand funding possibilities; responds to requests for information; advises City management on grant program issues and procedures; provides technical information to City staff as authorized; provides assistance to other government agencies and the public within scope of authority.
Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours. May be required to travel for meetings and trainings.