Education Grant Writing

Sub Icon Billions of dollars in discretionary grant funds are available from private foundations and government funders for schools and education agencies, which means that Resource Associates can definitely help you obtain grant funding. Resource Associates employs a large staff of the best educational grant writers in the nation who write grants for hundreds of our university, public school district, and private and charter school clients every year. Take a look at our low cost service menu. Whether you need help devising a strategic plan or help with researching and writing grants, or if you are in need of grant writing training for your staff, Resource Associates offers the most affordable, highest quality services available. We serve education agencies in every US state so geography is never an issue.

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Grant Writers.

Resource Associates offers an affordable, full service, grant development program designed to assist education agencies in acquiring the grant funding needed to meet and exceed their student achievement goals and service priorities. Comprised of professional grant writers, administrators, professors, and educational practitioners, Resource Associates offers strategic planning, education-focused grant proposal writing, grant evaluation, and related professional consulting services to hundreds of education agencies throughout the United States.

As a client of Resource Associates, you will receive top quality grant development services that are individualized to meet the budgetary and programming needs of your education agency and its student and family consumers. From entitlement to the federal TRIO grants to discretionary NCLB competitions, our team has the expertise to prepare grant proposals that are likely to be awarded and implemented with limited burden on your staff.

Through our unique client needs assessment, grant competition profiling, and grant proposal development process, Resource Associates' services will likely produce the following outcomes for your education organization:


A reduction in the time commitment of staff who are responsible for writing grants in addition to other administrative and/or teaching duties.


An increase in your staff's time availability for strategic planning and other vital leadership activities.


Improved communication and cooperation between administrative offices and "schools" in the grant development and implementation process.


Enhanced delivery of high quality, grant funded programs.


Elimination of last minute, piecemealed grant proposals and non-aligned programs.

Resource Associates' services can quickly result in millions of dollars in discretionary grant revenue for your education agency. Our services include, but are not limited to the following:

Grant Research Services

After thoroughly discussing your organization's funding needs (as well as your short term and long term academic improvement goals), our grant writing team will research upcoming funding opportunities that align with these needs and goals. We will then develop a detailed report of grant competitions for which you are eligible to apply and likely to be awarded. Depending on the type of funding your organization needs, this 'Grant Research Opportunity' (GRO) report will typically include anywhere from 20 funding competitions to over 50 competitions. We only put the most appropriate funding opportunities in the report which will reduce time and future research efforts as you prepare your annual grant development schedule with our staff. This also places you in our grant alert system so that when new grants come out, we will alert you and offer you consulting in making the decision whether to go for the grant or not -- free of charge. The GRO report development process takes up to four weeks to complete, at which time we will e-mail you your GRO report and then meet with you to thoroughly review the report, prioritize the funding opportunities, and establish your grant schedule for the year. Fee: $500

Strategic Planning

Resource Associates' strategic planning services include the coordination of a one day, in-depth strategic planning session that may actively involve (at your discretion) district, school, higher education, community, and/or other stakeholders. The purpose of the session is to identify and prioritize the comprehensive funding needs, goals, and initiatives of your organization and its constituents. A funding needs assessment and 'Grant Research Opportunity' (GRO) report are then developed (in articulation with these priorities) and reviewed with you for the purpose of establishing an annual schedule of high priority grants that we will track and pursue for your organization. This also places you in our grant alert system so that when new grants are released, we will alert you and offer you consulting regarding whether or not particular grants should be pursued. In doing so, we always look at your "odds" of funding, your budget, and whether or not your organization is a good fit for a grant. We will never recommend that a client moves forward with a grant unless we feel that the client has an excellent chance of receiving a grant award. Fee: $2,800 (plus travel and per diem)

Grant Proposal Writing

Resource Associates' professional grant proposal writing services include the planning of the grant program design (with your organization and its partners), development of the full narrative and budget, and submission of the proposal. Every step of the grant writing process is designed to incorporate strategic planning between our expert grant writing team and our clients' staff and stakeholders so that the resulting grant program produces results and solutions that are customized to address your (and your constituents’) needs. Fee: $500 to $3,300 per grant (depending on the length of the grant narrative).

If your agency is ready to take the next step to expanding its services and capacity, please contact us immediately at 505.326.4245.



"Since I began using Resource Associates over 10 years ago, the two rural Alaska school districts that I have been the Superintendent of have been awarded over $5 million in state and federal grant funds. They are everything and more in what I need from a grant writer. The grant evaluation services are also top notch and the professional evaluation services score well on the applications. Since I first contracted with Resource Associates, way back when, I have not used anyone else."

- Eric Gebhart, Superintendent Nenana City School District


"I am with a for-profit firm that assists cities and counties to build their financial capacity. I have hired Resource Associates a multitude of times to write grants for my clients which has resulted in over $5 million of much needed discretionary funding."

- April Broadway, Vice President of N'finity Consulting


"I just finished the 2 day grant writer mentoring. It was truly one of the best, most effective trainings I have ever experienced and it was completely customized to my skill level and needs."

- Leslie Schnoll Fitzpatrick, Development Director of Alternative Homes for Youth


"I have used other grant writers in the past and I can honestly say that Resource Associates is the best in the US, hands down."

- Aynn Daniels, President of N'finity Consulting

“Expert Writers...”

"My domestic violence shelter just received a $500,000 grant. Thank you so much, Resource Associates, for helping us improve the lives of Navajo women and children."

- Gloria Champion, Executive Director of Shiprock Women's and Children's Home


"The Compassion Capital Grant and Drug Free Communities Grant that Resource Associates wrote for my ministry were both awarded. Thank you, thank you, thank you!"

- Rev. Joseph Henderson, President of Tower Ministries