Helping improve opportunities for students, educators and communities
From entitlement funds to federal grants like I3, 21st Century Learning Centers and Race to the Top, there are billions of dollars in grant funds available for education agencies. Resource Associates is dedicated to helping K-12 schools, districts, and colleges and universities find the funds they need to implement innovative programs, supplement tight budgets, expand learning opportunities, and ensure their students are prepared for future success.
Grant writing is a highly skilled and time consuming activity, but vital to educational institutions’ ability to serve their students. While there is an expense to hire a grant writer, an experienced grant writing firm like Resource Associates will quickly offset the expense in the funds they win for your institution. Often times, Resource Associates can write a grant for free so it’s always a good idea to call and explore your options with one of our consultants. It’s also important to consider that a qualified grant writer will:
- Will reduce the time your staff members spend distracted from their core teaching or administrative duties.
- Increase staff’s time for strategic planning and other vital leadership activities.
- Enhance the delivery of high quality, grant funded programs.
- Eliminate last minute, piecemealed grant proposals and non-aligned programs.
Take a look at how we can help your school or district.
- Grant research – A custom report of the grant and funding opportunities that your education agency is most qualified to win.
- Strategic grant program design – If you’ve identified a grant, or several grants, you’d like to pursue, we can help you make sure you’re prepared to write the proposal. We’ll help you through the planning and preparation of designing your program and building partnerships.
- Grant writing – Take advantage of our team of experienced grant writers. We’ll take care of all the details, from planning the grant program design and development of the full narrative and budget to submission of the proposal. Many of our grant writers are former teachers and administrators as well as specialists in a number of areas, including special education and English language learning.
- Partner coordination – Our partnership coordination team will do the time-consuming work of identifying and soliciting quality partners and securing documentation from new and existing partners.
- Grant evaluation – Let Resource Associates’ doctorate-level evaluators take care of your grant progress reports, research design, tool development, and summative evaluation reporting.
- Grant management – Once you’ve been awarded a grant, there are a whole new set of tasks and requirements that will need to be done. Rely on the expertise of our professional grant managers to develop, implement, and monitor a project and fiscal management plan for the entire life of your grant (or grants).
- Program sustainability assistance – Ensure the longevity of your program with a plan for long-term funding, beyond the term of a single grant. Resource Associates will help you identify funding opportunities and develop a plan to secure those funds.
- Grant training – Personalized coaching and custom workshops to build your team’s internal capabilities.
- Strategic planning – Whether you’re a brand new organization that needs to define its vision, mission, and initiatives or an organization in transition, we can help you develop a strategic plan that is aligned to funding opportunities that will help you achieve your short and long term goals.
For more information and a free consultation to review your goals, challenges and needs, please contact us.