State Public Health Grants Management Tools

At the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, I led a team of 10 staff in the cooperative management and implementation of a $6 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, including leading the development of critical tools for accomplishing grant and statewide public health objectives.

This included, but was not limited to, working with staff to identify needs and gaps in current processes that were leading to failure and then engaging staff in the development of a quick look budget spreadsheet to track spend down of grant funds and a contracts management spreadsheet to manage over 100 contracts. I trained staff in the use of these tools and led the creation of several processes and procedures that enabled the team to function at a time when the office had experienced an unexpected loss in leadership. As a result, KDHE was able to successfully complete grant requirements and maintain level funding the next grant year.