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Lauren Neustaedter

Founder & CEO

Hello, friends! My name is Lauren, and I am the Founder of Public Safety Grant Writing, LLC. A little bit of background...I spent my first year studying English Literature at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and honing my writing skills (yes, it is like Harry Potter World over there). I transferred back to the US and graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology. My background is in retail management and corporate marketing, but I dreamed of finding a career I could be passionate about that would positively impact the world. I grew up in a first responder family - my mother is a nurse, and my stepdad, David, whom I love dearly, is a retired career firefighter paramedic. I'm honored to be able to work with the BEST first responder clients and have always operated under the idea that my clients are an extension of my family. One of my favorite things in life is getting those good news phone calls where agencies tell me they were awarded funding! In my spare time, I love to travel, cook, bake, read, drink way too much Earl Grey tea, play with my puppy dog, Olive, and spend time with my friends and family. Cheers!

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Cindy West

Grant Writer

Greetings! My name is Cindy, and I am one of the contract grant writers for Public Safety Grant Writing, LLC. I have an extensive background in writing: Fourteen years as a newspaper reporter, four years as a freelance reporter, and 22 years as the first civilian public information officer for a law enforcement agency. Since 2017, I have been the accreditation coordinator for the same law enforcement agency in addition to writing and acquiring grants for more than 10 years. I have a bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts, and, among my freelance reporting assignments were Reuters News Service, Long Island News Day, Mobile Press Register, and the Pensacola News Journal. I have two daughters – one of them is a sheriff’s deputy and the other is a wife and a full-time mom to three little boys, which makes me a doting grandma! I have three rescue dogs – two basset hounds named Betty and Daisy and a mixed-up mutt named Polo. In addition, my better half, who used to be a radio personality in California and Colorado, gives the best foot and head massages I have ever had.

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We specialize in grant writing & strategy for public safety agencies. Our goal is to find the best funding opportunities for your department – private, state, and federal. Trust us, there are more funding opportunities than you think there are!