Grant Writing and Administrative Experience

25 years of work experience in grants:

Directing programs at a local college and university; Conducting grant evaluations for school districts, colleges, universities, and non-profit organizations; and Serving
as a grant reader for state and federal agencies,as well as, Education Service Centers. The staff and functions include:

Linda V. Alaniz

President/Grant Consultant


Main responsibilities include developing and implementing high-level strategies, making major corporate decisions, managing the overall operations and resources of ERI, and acting as the main point of communication between the Board of Directors and the corporate operations.

Susie Martinez

Office Manager/Grant Specialist


Responsible for organizing and coordinating office operations and procedures in order to ensure organizational effectiveness and efficiency. The Office Manager reports to the President and is responsible for providing office management services to ERI. This includes maintaining office services and efficiency, supervising office staff and maintaining office records


Responsible for identifying grant opportunities; managing grant submission deadlines; performing grant writing and editing; providing program oversight, budgeting, reporting, and evaluation. The Grant Specialist reports to the President and is required to have excellent organizational and writing skills, as well as analytical skills.

Maggie Rodriguez

Senior Grant Specialist


Responsible for identifying grant opportunities; managing grant submission deadlines; performing grant writing and editing; providing program oversight, budgeting, reporting, and evaluation. The Grant Specialist reports to the President and is required to have excellent organizational and writing skills, as well as analytical skills.

Alonzo Alaniz

Grant and Data Specialist


Responsible for collecting and reviewing data; writing and editing grants proposals; submitting foundation grants; budgeting, reporting, and conducting conference calls with clients. The Grant and Data Specialist reports to the Office Manager and Senior Grant Specialist and is required to have excellent organizational and writing skills, as well as analytical skills.


Justice Villarreal

Grant and Data Specialist II


Responsible for identifying and soliciting to new clients; researching funding opportunities for upcoming grants; submitting bids and foundation grants; obtaining information on qualifications required; tracking deadlines; collecting, analyzing data, and identifying solutions. The Data Specialist reports to the Grant Specialists and is required to have excellent organizational and writing skills, as well as analytical skills.

Justin Villarreal

Grant and Data Specialist II


Responsible for identifying and soliciting to new clients; researching funding opportunities for upcoming grants; submitting bids and foundation grants; obtaining information on qualifications required; tracking deadlines; collecting, analyzing data, and identifying solutions. The Data Specialist reports to the Grant Specialists and is required to have excellent organizational and writing skills, as well as analytical skills.

Lorenzo Alaniz

Vice President/Grant Consultant


The Vice President’s primary responsibilities are managing client accounts and assisting in growth and development of staff as well as the overall firm. This involves expanding and securing new business, managing project portfolio that meets or exceeds projections, and participating in the internal management of the company. The Vice President guides staff development through identifying skills needs, delegating tasks appropriately and motivating project staff to provide outstanding client service. As Grant Consultant, the duties include grant writing, excelling in organizational and writing skills, as well as analytical skills..

Mark Lopez

Grant and Data Specialist I


Responsible for servicing existing accounts and contacting potential clients; researching funding opportunities for upcoming grants, working on bid proposals; submitting bids and foundation grants; obtains information on qualifications required, monetary focus, and deadlines. The Data Specialist reports to the Senior Grant Specialist and is required to have excellent organizational and writing skills, as well as analytical skills.