OD Grant Solutions, LLC
April Danos is the Vice President of OD Grant Solutions, LLC, a subsidiary of Organizational Development Resource Group, LLC (ODRG) created to support grant recipient customers with grant management and compliance. As a Senior Grants Subject Matter Expert (SME), Ms. Danos has served the federal, state, local, and private community to include the maritime industry. Ms. Danos was instrumental in developing the Grant Program for Port Fourchon, LA which is a political subdivision of the State of Louisiana and included the development of policies, procedures, and internal controls as it relates to federal grants. She was also instrumental in providing training to the staff responsible for grants management based on the new grant management policies and procedures. She has 25+ years of maritime experience, including having served as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Fiduciary Agent for Port Fourchon/The LOOP Port-Wide Area for over five years managing the full grant lifecycle, where she successfully brought in over $12 million in port security grants for the area. Ms. Danos also managed over 25 grant projects working with local stakeholders including Harbor Police, Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office, LOOP, and Lafourche Parish Fire District, as well as several tenants throughout the Port. Currently Ms. Danos and her team are helping others develop their processes and procedures for Grants Management as well as monitoring their current grants and assisting in keeping them compliant and managing over $47 million dollars in Federal Grants.
Ms. Danos remains involved and serves on several maritime committees to remain vigilant of the needs to the Maritime Industry as it relates to the Maritime specific grants. She currently serves as the Vice Chair of the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. Chair of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Working Group, Vice Chair of the Gulf of Mexico Outer Continental Shelf Area Maritime Security Committee, Vice Chair of the South Louisiana Area Maritime Security Committee Cybersecurity Subcommittee, Chair of the Louisiana Cybersecurity Commission Maritime Industry Committee, and a board member and IT Sector Chief for InfraGard Louisiana.