Amy D’Amico, Esq.

Grant Writing and Research

Amy D’Amico, Esq. is an attorney, grant writer, and nonprofit consultant. Her grant writing focus is public (federal and state) grants. On the federal side, Amy has successfully written grants released from DOJ/BJA, DOJ/OJP, SAMHSA, HUD (CoC and ESG), US Dept of Labor, ARPA, as well as Congressionally Directed Spending Requests (both earmarked and subsequently awarded). On the state side, her vitae of successful awards include ESSHI, OTDA HHAP, NYSCA, OASAS, NY DOH, NYSSHP, NYS DOL, and others. Amy has also written successful grants from local government and foundation funders, including Monroe, Onondaga and Erie County, City of Rochester, NY Health Foundation, Mother Cabrini Health Foundation, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, McGowan Foundation, ESL Foundation, Patrick Lee Foundation, and many others.

Amy has a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Rochester Institute of Technology, along with coursework in Technical Writing from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Juris Doctorate from Albany Law School. With bar passage immediately following law school in 2013, Amy is licensed to practice law in New York State.

With subject matter expertise in strategizing the development of healthy operations for emerging and longstanding nonprofits, Amy has consulted in operations management, fiscal responsibility, board development, and resource development and acquisition, as well as formation.

Public Safety, Youth Services, and Homelessness Alleviation are particularly significant domains Amy has experience in. Amy has consulted for Open Door Mission, House of Mercy, Rise Up Rochester, Hillside, Villa of Hope, Jordan Health, Shea’s Performing Arts Theatre, and many others.

In 2020, Amy advised three nonprofits in design and collaboration of two homeless hotels, intended to decompress the populations staying at emergency shelters in Rochester, NY. The collaboration resulted in funding and standing up the unusual homeless housing program with support from CARES Act funding, United Way, and FEMA. Residents were also funded for supportive apartments after their hotel stays via HUD Rapid ReHousing funds. This program was an organized and creative response to the COVID-19 epidemic.

In addition to grant writing and nonprofit development advising for Empreinte Consulting clients, Amy is employed as a Senior Grant Writer at the Center for Community Alternatives (CCA), a nonprofit that provides services, housing, and advocacy for persons in reentry who have been incarcerated.

Since beginning at Empreinte Consulting in 2022, Amy has raised over $7 million in successful grant awards for Empreinte clients.

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