The grants administrator for the City of Bristol:

  • Assess funding needs and priorities                    
  • Coordinate the grant process among city departments                    
  • Develop complete grant application packages including narratives, budgets, graphs, and attachments                    
  • Monitor grant-funded programs                    
  • Monitor the funding / grant resource material library               
  • Produce interdepartmental grant announcements and updates                    
  • Research and identify new funding sources for city programs                    
  • Review and prepare grant documents and contracts  


The grants function has brought in millions of dollars for Bristol projects, saving local tax dollars, and providing important services to the citizens of Bristol.

Over the years the grants staff has secured funding for a host of city departments including the Parks and Recreation Department, the Public Works Department, the Bristol Fire and Police Departments, the Economic and Community Development Department, and many others. Some notable projects which have been wholly or partially funded with grant money include:

  • Acquisition of protected open space
  • Design and construction of the Southeast Bristol Business Park
  • Development of a city-wide Discovery Initiative that addresses the educational, emotional, and physical needs of young children
  • Development of a tree inventory and maintenance program for city parks
  • Environmental assessment and cleanup of several brownfield properties
  • Implementation of a pre-kindergarten school readiness program
  • Replacement of memorial oak trees in Veterans’ Memorial Boulevard and Park
  • Road improvements and construction that enabled expansion of the ESPN campus