Andrew Huss

AndrewAndrew Huss is a grant writer and program design consultant specializing in P–16 education, criminal justice, workforce development, and social services. He has designed grant programs and written proposals for over 100 organizations and institutions, including K–12 schools, school districts, county offices of education, institutions of higher education, community-based organizations, and national nonprofit organizations. He has authored proposals submitted to numerous federal departments and agencies, state and local governments, and foundations. Andrew has written extensively on career and technical education, STEM education, educational technology, educator professional development, distance education, after school programming, youth mentoring, youth violence prevention and intervention, substance abuse prevention, workforce development, prison mentoring and recidivism reduction, and programming for special needs students and students with limited English-language proficiency. His proposals have won more than $135 million in competitive grant funding since 2009.

Before specializing in grant consulting, Andrew served as a writing composition professor, risk analyst, Spanish-English translator, and English-as-a-second-language (ESL) curriculum developer and instructor. He has a special interest in at-risk youth and students with limited English-language proficiency. In addition to designing programs and securing funding for these populations, he has managed the day-to-day operations of K–12 after school programs, P–16 ESL programs, and online distance learning programs and blended learning courses for postsecondary ESL and writing students.

David Johnson

DaveDavid Johnson is a grant writer and nonprofit management consultant, with a focus on K-16 education reform, alternative education, and strategic planning for nonprofit organizations. His clients have included local and national nonprofits, school districts, county offices of education, community colleges, and universities throughout the country. He has extensive experience writing grants for state and federal agencies, as well as cultivating and stewarding ongoing funding relationships with local, regional, and national private foundations. Current and former funders include the U.S. and California Departments of Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, The Kresge Foundation, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, Open Society Foundations, Tipping Point Community, USA Funds, and Walmart Foundation.

Prior to his work as a grant consultant, David served as Chief of Staff of Gateway to College National Network, a national nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon that builds the capacity of school districts, colleges, and states to expand education options for underserved and disconnected young people in the United States. He has also served as a Grants Officer at Portland Community College.

Katie Sandberg

KatieKatie is a grant writer with 15 years of experience writing about K-12 education. Her favorite parts of the grant process include delving into peer-reviewed education journals and applying her writing to help students access high-quality educational experiences. She has won government, nonprofit, corporate foundation, and private foundation grants. Current and former grantors include the U.S. Department of Education Investing In Innovation Fund, U.S. Department of Education School Leadership Program, The Riordan Foundation, San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, and United Way of Greater Los Angeles. A former science and scuba instructor, Katie holds a master's degree in education. Her work has been featured in state superintendents' speeches, ASCD's New Voices series, ACSA's EdCal newspaper, and California League of School's Learning Matters newsletter.

Stephen Price, Ed.D.

StephenStephen's understanding of grant writing is deepened by his work as ERC's lead evaluator. His evaluation experience includes: two large-scale after school programs; a federally-funded Invest in Innovation (i3) project focused on family literacy; teacher assessment and local evaluation for the California Math Science Partnership; an Improving Teacher Quality Program; a School Leadership Program; and National Science Foundation. He designed ERC's After School Report Card, used in several hundred California school sites, and conducts workshops in grant writing, program development and evaluation.

Steve Price, Ed.D.

DrPriceERC's founder leads the team in program development and grant consulting for school districts, county offices of education, community colleges and universities. He has developed proposals and evaluated state and federally funded educational programs for more than 20 years in a variety of Pre-K-12 and higher education initiatives to improve education. As Administrator for Resource Development in Clovis (CA) Unified School District, he initiated and led the district's foundation and competitive grants program for ten years. He later directed Fresno State's former Center for Educational Research and Services, partnering with schools and other agencies in externally funded programs. Dr. Price is experienced in secondary teaching, counseling, psychology, and administration and has taught university courses in program evaluation and research. His creativity and innovative thinking brings a unique dimension to ERC grant writing.