Funding Diversification Takes Planning: Do you have a Grant Plan?

Hosts: Faith M Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, HealthTechS3 Director of Care Coordination and Lean Consulting; and Bianca Policastro, VicePresident, The Policastro Group
Date: February 22nd, 2018
Time: 12:00pm CT


As grant funding evolves and competition increases, it is imperative that your organization develop and implement a grant planning process. A robust grant plan will ensure continued diversified funding; assist your organization in maintaining relevancy; and align your organization with federal, state, and local policy advances. Join us for this webinar to gain a greater understanding of how to develop a grant plan that fits into your organization’s strategies.

Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will understand:

1. The concepts of a grant plan
2. How a grant plan aligns with the organization’s strategic plan
3. How a grant plan can support your marketing and donor relations plans


Host: Faith M Jones

Began her healthcare career in the US Navy over 30 years ago. She has worked in a variety of roles in clinical practice, education, management, administration, and consulting. Her knowledge and experience spans various settings from ambulatory to inpatient to post-acute.

In her leadership roles she has been responsible for operational leadership for all clinical functions including multiple nursing specialties, pharmacy, laboratory, imaging, nutrition, therapies, as well as administrative functions related to quality management, case management, medical staff credentialing, staff education, and corporate compliance.

She currently implements care coordination programs focusing on the Medicare population and teaches care coordination concepts nationally.


Host: Bianca Policastro

Began her career in the nonprofit sector in 2001 teaching occupational skills training and working with developmentally disabled adults. She has served in a variety of social and community health service roles from direct services, to management, to program and funding development, to data and evaluation.

Prior to her becoming Vice-President of The Policastro Group, LLC in 2016, a consulting group specializing in social and health services, Ms. Policastro worked for over a decade at Blackstone Valley Community Action Program part of the national organization of community action agencies (the largest group of social service providers in the country) managing programs, grant writing, implementing organizational standards and overseeing agency development and capacity building.

Ms. Policastro has also had the experience of living and working in Taegu, South Korea and in Changchun, China. Ms. Policastro is a member of the National Association for Workforce Development Professionals (NAWDP), member of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and a member of the Rotary International-Pawtucket Club. Ms. Policastro is finishing her Master’s in Public Administration from Roger Williams University and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Anthropology and History from the University of Rhode Island and a graduate certification in management from Roger Williams University. She currently resides in Providence, Rhode Island.