About Us

We help organizations in the public sphere meet community needs by providing leadership and support for grants planning, application, and administration. 

About Jennifer Mesiano Higham, Principal:  As a professional in the grants field for nearly 15 years, Jen's responsibilities encompass services to municipal clients relating to grants research, planning, writing, implementation, technical assistance and reporting.  Project types range from fire service and law enforcement to cultural programs, information technology, workforce development and water quality. 

She uses a highly collaborative approach to conceptualize, coordinate and complete the grant application process, providing the level of service needed to meet each client's needs.

Jennifer's longstanding personal and professional interests extend to regional issues and collaborative partnerships in the areas of health care, transportation, emergency management and downtown revitalization.  She is also interested in  efforts that support the arts as a driver of local economic development.

About Craig L. Higham, COO:

Before joining Mesiano Consulting, Craig led a distinguished career in law EGAenforcement as a Criminal Investigator for the Marine Corps Provost Marshal’s Office, the US Department of Defense, and as a New York City Police Officer, where his duties included evidence collection after September 11.  His professional background also includes asset management and finance with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, a career in which he earned industry recognition and top-of-class distinctions. He joins Mesiano Consulting to provide expertise and experience in the areas of first responder operations, homeland security, law enforcement and emergency preparedness, as well as finance and business administration.


Ethical and competent service is as important to us as it is to you and your constituents. We support the code of ethics and professional standards articulated by the American Grant Writers' Association. Read more about ethical practices here.