Polito and Associates utilizes a very successful model for grant development and writing – it draws upon the skills and expertise of former grant reviewers at many federal agencies. Their many years of hands-on experience gives them an intimate understanding of what is effective and ineffective in a grant application. This is especially important since the key to unlocking the door varies by agency. Their insights as to grant writing technique, creating a compelling scope of work, and which evidence based practices to cite can make the difference between winning and losing a grant award.
The firm is led by Bobby Polito. Bobby was intimately involved in the grant development and review processes at U.S Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives. HHS awards almost ten times as many federal grant dollars as any other agency. At HHS, Bobby created the Compassion Capital Fund grant program and built the Mentoring Children of Prisoners and the Access the Recovery Program that assists addicts and promotes recovery. Bobby has also founded and led local non-profits that have secured million dollar+ government funding. He has sat on several boards of directors and served as an advisor to the Mayor of New York on welfare and substance abuse issues.