Seva Grantwriting, LLC

Experience and Qualifications

John Vadnais

Our Principal Grantwriter is John Vadnais. Our Associate Grantwriters work with him to produce high quality grant proposal documents. We are experienced with federal, state, local, and foundation grants. We have applied to, and our clients have been awarded grants from many funders, including those shown below.

Federal Grants

  • U.S. Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration
    • Multiple awards
    • 2014-5 award: $10 million federal + $2 million state
    • TAACT, H-1B programs
  • U.S. Department of Education
    • Community College STEM grant
  • U.S. Department of Energy
    • Grant preparation and setup for SBIR-STTR
    • STTR Submitted
    • Additional opportunities analyzed
    • Later awards of over$1.5 million
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
    • Hospital grants for multiple millions of dollars
    • Centers for Disease Control(CDC)
    • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration(SAMHSA)
    • Health Resources and Services Administration(HRSA)
    • Ryan White grants

State Grants

  • New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development
  • New Jersey Department of Health
  • New Jersey Department of Human Services
  • New Jersey Commission on Higher Education

Local Grants

  • Mercer County Department of Human Services
  • Morris County Council on the Arts
  • Essex County, N.J.
  • City of Newark, N.J.

Foundation Grants

  • The Healthcare Foundation of New Jersey
  • The Avon Foundation
  • Susan G. Komen For The Cure, North Jersey

Teaching & Presentations

  • Mercer County Community College - John Vadnais has been teaching grant writing there since 2012. He has taught both basic and intermediate/advanced and has taught at both the West Windsor and Trenton campuses.
  • New Jersey Grant Professionals Association - presented at the 2012 NJ GPA conference on "Better Grant Management Today - More Awards Tomorrow".
  • Rutgers School of Public Administration and Affairs - taught Theory & Practice of Non-profit Management.
  • Essex County College Wise Women's Center - taught Introduction to Grant Writing for community members.

Business Experience Summary

We have led teams that have been awarded cumulatively well over ten million dollars in grants and have played a leadership role in seeking, being awarded, and managing those grants. From 2000-2006, Mr. Vadnais was vice president for pharmaceutical systems for RCM Technologies, a publicly-traded firm. There he maintained operational and P&L responsibility for the pharmaceutical projects business group. He is a former founding partner of Insight Consulting Group, and from 1979-86 was a manager in the consulting division of Arthur Andersen & Co.

Senior Associates

In addition to our Associate Grantwriters, we have developed business and personal relationships with senior people who are highly qualified in their fields. This allows us to bring in experts for consults in specialized disciplines such as fundraising, grant review, finance, regulatory compliance, and others.