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Stephanie Bays

Content Manager

Grant Access

Biography

Stephanie Bays is the Grant Content Manager for GrantAccess powerd by GrantFinder and EfficientGov. She has a Master of Public Administration and has led in a direct service role and in an administrative capacity for the public and nonprofit sectors for ten years. Most recently, Stephanie served as the Grant Manager for the Dallas County Juvenile Department, where she directed a team in developing, writing, and managing pre- and post-award grant processes. While authoring, securing and maintaining a competitive grant award amount of approximately $2.1 million for the department over the course of her tenure, she also helped secure over $1 million in federal funding for the County, which benefited local first responders and Dallas County youth. Federal, state, and local grants were awarded under the Criminal Justice Division, which consisted of JAG, Specialty Court, and Juvenile Justice allocations, through the Office of the Texas Governor, the Texas Juvenile Justice Department, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Stephanie has an array of experience in other funding opportunities, as well, which includes topics on Career and Technical Education (CTE), Diversion programming, and Human Trafficking. Finally, she implemented best practices in grant making, contract monitoring, and spending under the advisement of a community board to distribute juror fund donations of $300,000 annually, which was distributed to internal County programs and to innovative non-profit organizations.

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