Health and Human Services
Health and Human Services
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.
After the logic model is complete, we conduct a needs assessment to gather statistical information, anecdotal observations, and data on the target population.
We then conduct comprehensive research to identify landmark studies, model programs, current trends, promising practices, and the most recent scientifically based research.
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.
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.
CREATING A NEEDS STATEMENT
Next, we engage the reviewer with negative data or anecdotal stories to demonstrate a strong need for grant funding.
In this section, we describe the project, beginning with the goals and objectives and outlining research-based strategies and activities to achieve those goals.
A strong timeline anchors this section describing necessary steps for both program management and program services.
PROGRAM EVALUATION DESIGN
Our experienced evaluation team describes how the program will be evaluated, outcomes will be measured, and program results will be disseminated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our dynamic Team Leaders guide the development process to ensure your proposal is high quality, competitive and that you are thrilled with the results.
Our skilled team of Researchers are savvy investigators, infusing grant proposals with the most current and innovative evidence-based, best-practice research.
Our expert Grant Writers craft innovative program designs and develop the heart and soul of your proposal to tell your story in powerful ways.
Our highly-trained Budget Analysts develop program-driven budgets that withstand budget cuts from funders and comply with federal and program regulations.
Our friendly Grant Strategists serve as the glue binding your project together from start to finish ensuring that all parties stay engaged and on target for timely submission.
Our team of Evaluators bring decades of experience to the evaluation design, goals, and objectives with an emphasis on ongoing feedback and continuous improvement.
Our team of detail-oriented Technical Writers ensure that our proposals are clear, concise, polished, professional, and error-free.
Team members have always been very personable, offered constructive feedback, and brought ideas to the table but did not diminish the goals of the district – those were at the forefront of the process at all times.
I like that RA takes the time to thoroughly understand the program. The team is very positive and they give the impression that they truly care about the project and its outcomes.
Words that best describe RA: Organization, Responsiveness, Professionalism, Continuous Communication, Timeliness
The RA team take the time to get to know the project and build a relationship with those involved.
Research Associates knows our district’s goals and format, thus working with them is an easy process. We have been very successful with them.
The RA team is extremely organized, asked for exactly what was needed, and honored our time.
Our recent proposal with RA was a tight turn around (due to the funder), but was handled professionally and with much tact and consideration to our district’s scheduling needs.
Always a pleasure to work with!
I believe RA is a model organization for effectiveness, customer service, and efficiency. The team is outstanding!
The RA team is very aware of all aspects of a project and they do an excellent job of sending reminders and keeping everyone on schedule. This is very much appreciated, especially in extremely busy program settings.
The best part was starting from scratch with our team and having a great proposal at the end of the process. I am always amazed how they take a few sentences, thoughts, and ideas to come up with a wonderful plan to help students and teachers.
The RA team shows a sincere interest in the program and builds a relationship with our team. I like the comprehensive approach to the process and that you have expertise in research, writing, project management, and editing.
Research Associates (RA) is the premier grants development firm helping education, health, and human service organizations across the nation achieve their purpose through grants.
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