Media Contact: Michelle Goldberg
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2023
McAllister & Quinn Teams Up with Camila and Matthew McConaughey’s “The Greenlights Grant Initiative” to Make Schools Safer
The Greenlights Grant Initiative will help school districts secure Federal grants to create safer and healthier school environments.
Washington, DC and Los Angeles, CA – Friday, July 21, 2023 – Leading Federal grants consulting firm, McAllister & Quinn is excited to announce a new partnership with The Greenlights Grant Initiative—a campaign that launched yesterday by Camila and Matthew McConaughey’s just keep livin Foundation (JKL).
As seen on nationwide media such as Good Morning America, and in People Magazine, The Greenlights Grant Initiative will help school districts across the country get access to billions of dollars in Federal school safety funding made available by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) and other legislation.
McAllister & Quinn will partner with the Initiative by providing school districts with the skills, information and training needed to write the Federal grants. McAllister & Quinn’s Grants Consultants Network is the largest network of its kind in the country, with more than 300 grant consultants who assist in proposal development and serve as writers, reviewers, editors, coaches, facilitators, project managers, and subject-matter experts.
Billions of dollars are available to make our students safer and healthier, but the schools need help to navigate a grants process that is difficult, expensive, and can feel overwhelming.
Ellen Riddleberger, Senior Vice President and leader of McAllister & Quinn’s Non-profit practice says, “Billions of dollars are available to make our students safer and healthier, but the schools need help to navigate a grants process that is difficult, expensive, and can feel overwhelming. We’re very excited to be working with The Greenlights Grant Initiative to help school districts work through that process and maximize their funding opportunities. These are vitally important funds for mental health services, school security systems, and more common-sense measures that our kids need to be safe, and feel safe, while they learn.”
All of our kids deserve a safe learning space and McAllister & Quinn is excited to partner with the just keep livin Foundation to help provide school districts with the tools and support they need to acquire this critical grant funding.
John McAllister and Andy Quinn, Managing Partners of McAllister & Quinn say, “Our firm is honored to serve as a key strategic partner in this nationwide initiative, and we believe it will make students safer and give them healthier school environments. All of our kids deserve a safe learning space and McAllister & Quinn is excited to partner with the just keep livin Foundation to help provide school districts with the tools and support they need to acquire this critical grant funding.”
Camila and Matthew McConaughey, Founders of the just keep livin Foundation, said: “Just over one year ago, the tragedy at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde pushed Congress to pass historic legislation, The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which allocated billions of dollars aimed at assisting schools and school districts to create safer environments. While the legislation is crucial in protecting America’s youth from violence, it remains far too difficult for school districts to apply for and receive federal school safety grants.”
“Today’s launch of the Greenlights Grant Initiative is a meaningful step toward providing school districts across the country the grant writing support and the resources they need to keep kids safe in our schools. The parents in Uvalde asked us to do one thing – to ‘make their lives matter.’ We hope the Greenlights Grant Initiative can help do just that.”
The Greenlights Grant Initiative will serve school districts by focusing on three key priorities:
- Education: Raising awareness of available school safety grant opportunities and how to secure them. This includes notifications of when grants become available, how to apply, and grant deadlines.
- Support: Providing tailored resources – ranging from tutorials, webinars, and guidebooks as well as fully-funded grant writing services to select high need, low-capacity districts.
- Advocacy: Encouraging policymakers to maximize funding for school safety grants and to streamline and simplify the grantmaking process.
For more information about how school districts around the country can access the support and resources they need to protect their students and to learn more about the Greenlights Grant Initiative strategic advisory board, please visit: www.GreenlightsGrantInitiative.org.
About The Greenlights Grant Initiative: The Greenlights Grant Initiative mission is to create safer school environments and ensure the well-being of our children by helping school districts nationwide access available federal school safety funding made available by the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act and subsequent legislation. It is an initiative of the just keep livin Foundation.
About McAllister & Quinn: McAllister & Quinn is a premier federal grant consulting and government relations firm. Based in Washington, DC, McAllister & Quinn’s unique approach has helped clients secure over $2 billion in federal resources for nearly two decades.
Media Contact: Michelle Goldberg, Director of Business Development, McAllister & Quinn
Tel: (202) 216-4488