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Kurt T. Bradley is the Vice President of Homeland Defense grants – grants.

Kurt has attained certifications with the National Grant Writers Association as a Certified grants Consultant, Certified grants Reviewer, Certified grants Administrator, Senior Certified grants Specialist and Certified grants Specialist.

After being honorably separated from the military Kurt began his 25 year career in law enforcement, retiring in 2001.He was a certified law enforcement instructor with the State of Florida and the grant writer for his city. Upon retiring from law enforcement, Kurt worked for the local Housing Authority, writing grants for that agency to HUD. He also wrote grants to corporate and private foundations for social service programs. Kurt's work, while at this agency, resulted in several state and national recognition awards while he was employed there.

From 2004 – 2009, Kurt was appointed to develop and direct CHIEF grants ( a business unit of CHIEF Corp) and had responsibility for developing this new business providing grant writing training and grant development services to public safety agencies nationwide. He has assisted his clients and public safety agencies win more than $130 million dollars in grant awards from corporate/private foundations, local, state and federal grant programs.

Kurt is a regularly published freelance and guest columnist to public safety industry and Homeland Security publications. He was a guest staff columnist to several local newspapers and wrote a weekly law enforcement column. Kurt has been a featured guest columnist for the Homeland Defense grants and other public safety industry publications. His broad range of experience in public safety, grant writing and Training & Publishing makes him uniquely qualified to handle the needs of public safety agencies and others.

As a grants consultant and retired public safety administrator, Kurt brings a unique perspective to this field both as a former agency administrator-in-need, and as a grant professional. His experience will serve your department well as you compete for the billions of dollars in grant monies that have been made available through the Department of Homeland Security and other public and private sources of grant funding. When not trying to win grant dollars for his clients, Kurt can usually be found pursuing his other passion, hunting or fishing.

Margaret Stark

Ms Stark (Las Vegas Course) is a public safety grants consultant with particular specialization in law enforcement grants. With over 17 years experience in grant writing, Margaret has attained certification with the National Grant Writers Association to include a Certified grants Consultant, Certified grants Reviewer, Certified grants Administrator, Senior Certified grants Specialist and Certified grants Specialist.

During her career Margaret has assisted over 10,500 law enforcement and public safety agencies in obtaining grant-related information for applications and given assistance to agencies resulting in well over $100 million in funding. Margaret also teaches grant writing classes in academies, law enforcement facilities, and individual agencies across the U.S. Margaret is a nationally recognized speaker /instructor having presented at professional conferences and seminars throughout the US.

Prior to her career as a professional grant consultant and instructor, Margaret served for four years as a grant writer for the Pulaski City Police Department in southwestern Virginia. She has an additional five years experience in writing grants and fund raising for non-profits as well.

During her professional career Margaret has been the grant consultant and grant training instructor for: Homeland Defense- grants, CHIEF grants, Xenonics, TASER and ITT Nightvision.

Timothy J. Kradas

Lt. Timothy J. Kradas is a public safety grants specialist with twelve (12) years experience, most recently serving as the Grants Administrator for the Connecticut Department of Public Safety, Division of State Police and grants consultant. He is a decorated, twenty-six (26) year veteran of the Connecticut State Police. Lt. Kradas has held numerous positions within his agency from Patrol Trooper, K-9 handler with the Emergency Services Unit, Field Training Officer, Resident Trooper, and Patrol Supervisor. He then was assigned to State Police Headquarters where he served on staff in the Lieutenant Colonels Office and Bureau of Business Development Services and then the Commissioner’s Office in Internal Affairs after his promotion to the rank of Lieutenant.

After suffering serious injuries in the line of duty Kradas was assigned in a administrative role where he assumed the responsibility to re-establish the agencies Grants Unit within the Connecticut State Police, where he has served as the Grants Administrator for the past eight and half years and then worked as a grants consultant.

Lt. Kradas has been responsible for the general oversight and administration of seventy-four (74) current grant programs with awards totaling over $53.7 million dollars in grant funds, while also researching, applying for, and developing grant funded programs as funds were awarded.

During his tenure in the grants arena, Lt. Kradas has written sixty-eight (68) grant proposals securing just over $18 million in grant funds for his department with an 83.5% success rate. He has instructed both locally and nationally on Grants Management and Grant Writing services to the public safety community.

Lt. Kradas is a graduate from the University of Connecticut’s Public Safety Management Program. Prior to graduating from the Connecticut State Police Academy in 1984, Lt. Kradas attended college majoring in Criminal Justice. He has received advanced training in Grants Administration and Project Development. He served as the liaison with the state of Connecticut’s Governor’s staff and other state and federal agencies for federal funding issues concerning his agency.

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