Apter & O’Connor provides consultant services for the City of Syracuse, Department of Neighborhood and Business Development. Our team works with community based organizations that receive US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. In these times of shrinking funds, we are assisting CDBG agencies to strengthen their capacity in several areas including: governance and board development, performance outcomes and measurement systems, resource development and funding opportunities, effective collaborations for proposals and service delivery. Our approach offers individualized technical assistance based upon unique organizational strengths, challenges and needs. The A&O Team brings all of the needed experience for this project in strategic planning and grant writing as well as expertise as trainers and facilitators. We are delighted to be collaborating on this project with Mr. Steve Susman, who, as former Executive Director of the Westcott Community Center in Syracuse, brings 37 years of experience in grant writing and reporting, non-profit management and board development.