Today, J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. is the largest grants consulting firm in Western New York. Our professional staff, with backgrounds in the fields of education, public administration, non-profit management and development and government relations brings the best possible service to meet client needs. An integral part of their job is to provide clients with up-to-date funding sources.
Regarding researching and targeting grant opportunities, our staff is highly skilled in locating newly released grant notices. We receive new grant announcements each day through the Federal Grants website, and weekly through New York State notices. In addition, J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. subscribes to dozens of publications, which often include notices for grant funding from Federal, State and local resources. We also have direct access to all of the Foundation Centers’ on-line databases. Clients are also kept current on grant information through the firm’s attendance at seminars and regular contact with grant program officers, and local, state and federal representatives.
We conduct initial client needs assessments of their projects to identify potentially fundable programs. With this knowledge and our on-going reviews of available funding sources we can provide our clients with immediate knowledge of funding opportunities; in addition to, looking for future funding sources. This identification of fundable projects through the written needs assessment and the continued research effort by the O’Connell staff has resulting in millions of dollars in grant funded projects.
J. O’Connell & Associates, Inc. will provide your organization with the information and expertise necessary to meet today’s ever-changing development trends.