All About Grants - Interpreting, Decoding, and Writing
Everyone has a general awareness that there is a lot of money in federal contracts and other government grants. But actually capturing that money feels out of reach. How do you know which agencies have money and whether or not they are interested in what you have to offer? Moreover, once you find an opportunity, how do you translate their needs and make sure you’re hitting all the right marks?
Our grants services fall under two categories - finding the money and getting the money.
Finding the Money: You may have an idea of an agency you want to work with. We are here to help you determine whether that is the best course of action, or if there is a better fit. Don’t waste your time and money on a dead end when there are better avenues out there.
We create a funding plan that matches your capabilities and goals with the right opportunities and builds them into a strategic timeline that you can integrate into your other business practices. This includes existing opportunities and anticipates future ones, based on funding, technical, and legislative trends.
Getting the Money: Once you have identified an opportunity that fits, you still face two hurdles: meeting the requirements of the application fully, and telling your story effectively (all within the allotted page limit). We help you decode the meaning behind what can often seem like abstract language in grant descriptions, create a narrative outline with language prompts to guide you based on those insights, and work with you to edit and refine your application until submission of the final product.
*Our partners have intimate knowledge of the world of government funding and prioritization, policy and its impact on innovation, and the requirements for competitive and successful proposals. We have successfully executed programs to help small businesses secure $15M + in government funding from entities including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the U.S. Air Force (USAF), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS).