Grant Experience

Research Associates (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, we have developed over 280 grants for school districts, universities, and large non-profits totaling over $650 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.


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

Teacher Effectiveness

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.

Workforce Development

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.


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.

Post-Secondary Readiness

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.

Personalized Learning

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

Health and Human Services

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.

Early Childhood/After-School