Lisa Cirincione, J.D. 2018-11-20T13:16:19+00:00
Lisa Cirincione

Lisa Cirincione, JD

Senior Resource Development Associate

Lisa Cirincione has over 17 years of federal and local grantwriting experience and has raised over $144 million in successful grant awards. She uses her training as a lawyer to help clients develop strategic arguments for why they should win a given grant. Her attention to detail and exceptional writing ability help distill clients’ ideas into compelling proposals. Lisa also consults with clients to help them develop a competitive “theory of the grant” and provides feedback on proposals they write.

JVA Experience

Examples of Lisa’s successful 2017 grants include the following:

  • Valley View Hospital was selected to participate in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid’s Rural Community Hospital Demonstration Project.
  • Mile High Behavioral Healthcare was selected by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to serve homeless youth through its Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals program.
  • Volunteers of America was selected by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to deliver services to homeless veterans throughout Colorado through its Supportive Services for Veteran Families program.
  • The El Paso County Department of Human Services was selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to deploy an innovative technology to increase the speed at which it can process Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) applications.

Lisa has written winning grant proposals to the U.S. Departments of Labor, Veterans Affairs, Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Health and Human Services; the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment; as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and many national and local foundations.




Lisa received a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and political science from the University of Colorado.

Community Involvement

Lisa helps the Crisis Center put on its annual bike ride to raise money to serve victims of domestic violence. She has also volunteered for many nonprofit organizations, including the Denver Dumb Friends League, the Colorado Riders Club, Praying Hands Ranch and Grant Farms.

Fun Fact

Lisa has earned the title of Ironman and enjoys an active lifestyle of cycling, running, swimming, hiking and yoga classes.


Lisa is a JVA trainer for Write a Grant in a Day and How to Write and Secure Federal Grants.


Congratulations, Lisa! What a talent you have…and especially for all that good that’s coming from it…you must feel
so good.

Senator Linda Newell