Mrs. Ival Grant-Williams

Ival Grant-Williams has over ten years experience in public service, including non-profit management and government grant making. Her professional experience includes managing state-level economic development grant initiatives and establishing programs for urban youth. Ival successfully managed corporate and foundation support for a $1 million operating budget at one of the oldest community and housing development corporations in the South Bronx. She also played an integral role in the development of a technical assistance program for non-profit organizations engaged in facility related projects. Today, she continues her commitment to community development by reviewing grant applications for federal allocations of financial assistance and new market tax credits for qualifying community development projects in economically distressed areas. Ival is also managing a citywide emergency notification program that alerts residents about public school closures, missing persons, traffic advisories and other emergency incidents. Ival serves as the Board Chair for the Misunderstood Youth Development Center, and Vice Chair for the Advisory Board of the Public Administration program at Long Island University. She also taught community development as a lecturer at Pace University. Ms. Grant-Williams has a Master of Public Administration from New York University and a Bachelor in Political Science and History from Pace University. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and three children.