Author: Merewyn "Libba" Lyons

Dr. Lyons is a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and a member of the Grant Professionals Association and Association of Proposal Management Professionals. She holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Nova Southeastern University, a master’s degree in education with a specialization in teaching English to speakers of other languages from Regent University, and a bachelor of science in languages and linguistics from Georgetown University. With 15 years of experience as an elementary and secondary teacher, and as school and district administrator, Dr. Lyons deeply understands the needs of our clients. Retired Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy, Dr. Lyons earned two Navy Achievement and two Navy Commendation medals. During her naval career, she served in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Washington, DC; Chesapeake, Virginia, New Orleans, Louisiana, and Omaha, Nebraska. She volunteers with the Heart of Florida United Way as a member of their Healthy Children and Families Cabinet, providing grants to non-profit social services organizations in the Orlando area. At Learning Sciences International, Dr. Lyons assists and advises schools in formulating grant narratives and applications in pursuit of grant funding. Follow Libba on Twitter: @LibbaLyons Connect with Libba on LinkedIn: Merewyn ("Libba") Lyons

Taking It For Granted, Part 3: Finding Funders

By Dr. Merewyn “Libba” Lyons We’ve discussed the purpose of grants and how to develop your concept paper as you begin the grant application process. Now, you’re ready to start searching for funders. Where should you begin? Start Close to Home  Grants Department – If your district has a grants department, they