James Spencer, he/him/his

James has more than 11 years of experience in grant management, solicitation, and policy development supporting farm to school, nutrition education, marketing, conservation, and research projects. He specializes in grant application training, concept and proposal phase assistance, and post-award administrative services. James has served entities across multiple sectors including non-profit and for-profit organizations; local, state, and federal government entities, including tribal governments; and colleges and universities. In addition, he has developed solicitation and technical review processes, various recipient resource documents and trainings, and grant management procedures manuals. James also provides additional assistance to historically underrepresented organizations supporting beginning and socially disadvantaged farmers. At any given time, James administers post-award support for 30 to 40 grants with a total value over $12 million.

James lives in California with his son and chocolate lab. He enjoys the great outdoors from surfing to skiing and most everything in between.

My favorite thing about this work: Providing recommendations and assistance to organizations, maximizing their impact, and seeing change within communities