Federal Grant Writing for Tribal Communities


Tuesday, February 1, 2022
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Session Type: Workshop

This session will introduce participants to federal grant solicitation opportunities as well as skills and techniques for submitting a successful application. This session will focus on opportunities available to tribal governments and address some of the specific needs and barriers of these communities.


Megan Foster
Grants and Research Program Analyst, American Probation and Parole Association

Megan Foster is a program analyst with the American Probation and Parole Association. In this role, she manages and works on a variety of APPA’s grant-funded projects. These projects range from training and technical assistance to research and evaluation of community supervision programs. Her projects have included workforce and workload issues, tribal program, victims’ issues in community supervision, justice reform and implementation of evidence-based practices. Prior to coming to APPA, she worked as a direct practitioner and program manager in victims’ services and reentry programs. She has specialized experience working in reentry with women and families as well as training and implementation of trauma-informed practices and programs. Megan received her B.A. in Women’s Studies from the George Washington University and her Master’s in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis.

Travis Johnson
Program Associate, American Probation and Parole Association

Travis Johnson, is a Program Associate of Grants and Research with the American Probation and Parole Association. In his role, he assists with work on the association’s various grant-funded projects involving training, technical assistance, and research/evaluation to the community corrections field. Travis is currently working on several projects. BJA’s Project Safe Neighborhood as well as several different tribal initiatives. His interest lean towards supervision through technology and supervision of radicalized domestic terrorists. He received his Master’s in Safety, Security and Emergency Management from Eastern Kentucky University.