Grant Writing

Our grant development process begins long before a Request for Proposal (RFP) is released and continues beyond the submission of your grant proposal. Our time-tested process achieves greatest return on investment with 100% on-time submission.

  • 01

    PROGRAM MODEL DEVELOPMENT

    We start the proposal development process by facilitating a dialogue with key leaders to craft a logic model which brings clarity to the program you are developing, creates consensus around the grant program, and focuses your evaluation.

  • 02

    NEEDS ASSESSMENT

    After the logic model is complete, we conduct a needs assessment to gather statistical information, anecdotal observations, and data on the target population.

  • 03

    GRANT RESEARCH

    We then conduct comprehensive research to identify landmark studies, model programs, current trends, promising practices, and the most recent scientifically based research.

  • 04

    ANALYSIS of RFP

    Once the RFP is released, we conduct a review of grant requirements and consult with you on key issues related to your competitiveness.

  • 05

    PREPARATION OF ONLINE APPLICATION

    We then request information required for online applications to ensure your registration it is both valid, current, and in alignment with the competition due date.

  • 06

    CREATING A NEEDS STATEMENT

    Next, we engage the reviewer with negative data or anecdotal stories to demonstrate a strong need for grant funding.

  • 07

    PROJECT DESIGN

    In this section, we describe the project, beginning with the goals and objectives and outlining research-based strategies and activities to achieve those goals.

  • 08

    PROGRAM MANAGEMENT

    A strong timeline anchors this section describing necessary steps for both program management and program services.

  • 09

    PROGRAM EVALUATION DESIGN

    Our experienced evaluation team describes how the program will be evaluated, outcomes will be measured, and program results will be disseminated.

  • 10

    PROGRAM BUDGET DEVELOPMENT

    We develop strong budgets that comply with federal regulations regarding allowable costs while meeting the needs of your organization to implement the program. For programs that require matching funds, we work with you to identify sources.

  • 11

    SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

    Each competition involves a standard set of forms, required appendices, and additional documents, such as the abstract and letters of support. These documents often require your participation to confirm commitments and secure signatures.

  • 12

    PARTNER REVIEWS

    In our quest for excellence, each component is reviewed multiple times for clarity and flow, content, depth and breadth of research, and alignment with the RFP. We typically build in two, 24 hour reviews for you to provide feedback.

  • 13

    FINAL APPROVAL & SUBMISSION

    The final version of all documents, based on your feedback, are carefully reviewed in-house until all materials are ready for submission. We then complete the online application, upload application components, and submit.

  • 14

    POST SUBMISSION TASKS

    We provide you with an electronic copy of the application package and perform an in-depth analysis of all reviewer comments. For proposals that are not funded, we will rewrite your proposal—at no charge—for the next competition of the same grant program, if you are still eligible.

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