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"Jennifer has the unique ability to understand complicated projects quickly and condense ideas into a tight, well written proposal."

Gerald Holmes
Associate Professor and Extension Plant Pathologist
North Carolina State University


Grant Writing



Successful grant writing in both the public and private sectors involves research, a supportive planning process, solid program design, relationship-building with the potential funder, a coordinated drafting and editing effort, and a commitment to measurable outcomes.

Below are some of the funded proposals and programs Curtis Consulting has developed.

NC Agricultural Foundation/ NC Rural Center (Economic Innovation Program)
$75,000 (2010-2011)

Farmhand Foods: An Innovative Enterprise to Build North Carolina’s Sustainable, Local Food Economy.

NC Agricultural Foundation/ Tobacco Trust Fund
$72,000 (2010-2011)

Farmhand Foods Soft Launch

NC State University/ W.K. Kellogg Foundation
$1.5M (2009-2012)

Increasing Access to "Good" Food for All North Carolina Citizens While Rebuilding a Local Sustainable Food Economy and Engaging Youth.

NC State University/ Agricultural Advancement Consortium of the North Carolina Rural Center
$25,000 (2009)

From Farm to Fork: Building North Carolina’s Local Food System and Economy.

NC State University/ Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation
$50,000 (2008)

Rebuilding a Local Food Economy in North Carolina.

NC State University/ The Golden LEAF Foundation
$75,000 (2009)

Rebuilding a Local Food Economy in North Carolina.

NC State University/ U.S. Department of Agriculture
$929,000 (2007-2010)

Demonstrating & Supporting Adoption of Innovative Conservation Practices on Outdoor Hog Production Systems in North Carolina, a proposal of N.C. State to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Conservation Innovation Grant Program.

NC State University / U.S. Department of Agriculture
$2,000,000 (2003-2007)

Development of Grower Decision-Making Tools to Reduce Risks and Enhance Adoption of Sustainability of Southern Sweet Potato Pest Management Systems, a proposal of NC State University to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Risk Avoidance and Mitigation Program.

World Wildlife Fund / W.K. Kellogg Foundation
$300,000 (2001-2003)

Enhancing Adoption of Ecologically and Economically Sustainable Farming Practices in Florida Agricultural Enterprises, a proposal of the World Wildlife Fund submitted to Kellogg Foundation.

NC State University / U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
$49,000 (2001-2002)

Workshops to Develop a Strategic Research and Education Initiative for Innovative Integrated Pest Management Practices in Southern Sweetpotato Production Systems, a proposal of NC State University to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4 Strategic Agriculture Initiative.

NC State University / U.S. Department of Agriculture
$163,000 (2000-2002)

Southern Appalachian Apple IPM Research & Implementation Program, a proposal of NC State University to U.S. Department of Agriculture, Pest Management Alternatives Program.