Grant Experience

Research Associates - The Grant Experts (RA) is the premier grants development firm helping school districts, nonprofits, universities, and health organizations across the nation achieve their purpose through grants. Since 1985, RA has developed over 306 grants for school districts, universities, nonprofits, and health agencies totaling over $770 million in grant funding.


Over $30 million in funded literacy grants such as Innovative Approaches to Literacy, Early Reading First, Improving Literacy through School Libraries, and Striving Readers.


Over $20 million in funded Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) grants for programs such as Investing in Innovation, Department of Defense Education Activity, Innovation Fund, Youth CareerConnect, and National Science Foundation.

Teacher Effectiveness

Over $86 million in funded grants for teacher and leader effectiveness initiatives including Teacher and School Leader Incentive Program, Teacher Incentive Fund, Teacher Quality Partnership, School Leadership Program, Professional Development for Arts Educators, National Professional Development Program, and Investing in Innovation.

Workforce Development

Over $28 million in workforce development funding through programs including Youth CareerConnect, Investing in Innovation, Georgia Innovation Fund, Race to the Top-District, and Department of Defense Education Activity.

Mental Health

Over $12 million in funded grants addressing the needs of the whole student such as School Climate Transformation, Project Prevent, Investing in Innovation, and Elementary and Secondary School Counseling.

Post-Secondary Readiness

Over $90 million in funded grants focusing on high school reform and post-secondary readiness including GEAR UP, Smaller Learning Communities, Advanced Placement, Incentive Program, Investing in Innovation, Extended School Year Start-Up, and High School Graduation Initiative.

Personalized Learning

Over $20 million in Race to the Top-District funding focusing on individualized, personalized learning strategies using a blended learning approach with 1:1 devices.

Health and Human Services

Over $12 million in federal grants for a variety of departments focusing on health care, physical education, AIDS prevention, homelessness, and support for veterans.

Early Childhood/After-School

Over $40 million in funded grants, focusing on early childhood, such as Head Start and Early Reading First, and 21st Century Community Learning Centers and After-School Quality Improvement that serve K-8.

School Choice

Over $30 million in federal grants funded focusing on innovation and magnet schools including Magnet Schools Assistance Program.

From Our Partners

Research Associates - The Grant Experts (RA) builds long-term partnerships through exceptional service, attention to detail, innovative best practices, and high-quality work. Partner surveys from the last five years indicate that 100% of partners would use RA again and would recommend RA to others.