GOVERNMENT GRANT DEVELOPMENT
Here-4-You Grant Consulting offers grant writing services to organizations interested in applying for government grant funding assistance. Although generally speaking, we can work on any government grant proposal and respond to any government RFA or RFP, we specialize in government grants from within a few specific domains:
- Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention: SAMHSA, HHS, ACF, ONDCP, CSAP, CSAT, Drug-Free Communities Support Program, etc.
- Criminal Justice and Delinquency Prevention: OJJDP, DOJ, OJP, DHS, etc.
- Education: Department of Education, HHS
- International: USAID, Department of State, U.S. Embassies, & other International Grants. This also includes grants from other governments and other countries supporting nonprofits overseas.
Our Founder, Dr. Jeffrey J. Rodman, began his career as a substance abuse prevention practitioner. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds certifications as a Criminal Justice Specialist, Masters Addiction Counselor, Addictions Prevention Specialist, and a Domestic Violence Counselor. He has a private practice focused on Christian counseling with troubled adolescents and their families.
He secured one of the early Drug-Free Communities grants and has worked for coalitions as an employee and served as a coalition member in his own community. Over the years we have secured the Drug-Free Communities Support Program grants for more than 30 different Community Coalition with nearly an 80% success rate! We know of no other grant writer that has secured as many grants through the DFCSP or who has a record of success as high as Dr. Rodman with Here-4-You Consulting. In addition to the Drug-Free Communities Support Program and the DFC Mentoring Program, Dr. Rodman also secures funding for Community Coalitions from the STOP Act grant program, SPF-SIG, Tobacco Settlement, and other state, local, and private foundation sources.
“We were just saying how incredibly glad we are to have used your services! We know that it made such a huge difference in our successful [DFC and DFC Mentoring] applications. Your help was invaluable‒thank you!”
⁓Ohio Drug Prevention Coalition, 2010 DFC Grantee
“Thank you, Jeffrey. You really helped pull our work together in a very successful grant. We could not have done it without your help and support.”
⁓Michigan Drug Prevention Coalition, 2011 DFC Grantee
“Thank you very much for your input and feedback on our DFC grant application. Your insight and ideas were very helpful! You and your staff do a wonderful job!”
⁓Sharon M. Schaeffer, MPH, RN, Director of Community Health, Erie County Health Department
Government Grant Development
This involves the development of an individual grant proposal package. Understand that these prices are sample prices based on the DFC Program. The fees may be less for some grant programs and more for others. Generally, the more technical, complex, scientific, or voluminous the RFA the higher the fees. We offer several levels of services for Government Grant Development or can customize a level to meet your needs:
- Full Application Development: $4,000
- Non-Competing Continuation Application: $2,000
- Outline, Samples, 3 Hours of Consultation, & Scoring Review: $1,000
- Outline & Samples, 1 Hour of Consultation: $500
In addition to grant writing, Here-4-You Consulting can provide services related to grant writing which will often be helpful in advance of applying for grant funding or once the grant funding has been secured:
- Evaluation Services
- Developing Action Plans
- Developing Sustainability Plans
- Conducting Needs Assessments
- Environmental Strategies Development
- Other coalition specific services.
Here-4-You Grant Consulting provides services based on a flat fee with fees based on a per service basis or based on an established contract for services. In keeping with accepted ethical standards, Here-4-You Consulting will NEVER work on a commission, percentage, or contingency basis.
THE GRANT PROGRAMS BELOW ARE INACTIVE UNTIL JANUARY 2015
STOP Act Grant Development
The STOP Act program limits eligibility to domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug-Free Communities Program (DFC) grantees. STOP Act grants are much LESS competitive than DFC Grants. We offer several levels of services for STOP Act Grant Development or can customize a level to meet your needs:
Full Application Development: $3,000 Outline,
Consultation, & Scoring Review: $1,000
Potential Grantees – DFC
Funding each year DFC Program follows a similar cycle each year for publishing the Request for Applications (RFA), application due date, and the awarding of new grants. The RFA is made public in January with applications due in March and new grant awards announced in August. Each year’s RFA is typically released while the budget is pending so the award amounts listed are estimates based on the prior year’s budget. The program awards between 75-150 grants of $125,000 per year for 5 years and is renewal for an additional 5 years. For more information, please contact us. The following link will take you to a PowerPoint presentation posted on the ONDCP website related to the evidence required to establish your coalition as eligible to compete for DFC funding.
The DFC Mentoring Program publishes an RFA in February with applications usually due in April and the new grants are usually announced at the same time as the regular new grants (late August). DFC Mentoring grants are only awarded to current DFC grantees, who have measurable reductions in substance abuse, have been in existence for at least 5 years (not funded for 5 years, but acting as a coalition for 5 years) and who are in good standing with their current DFC grant (i.e., not on high-risk, etc.). According to the SAMHSA website, “The primary goal of the Mentoring grant is to assist newly forming coalitions in becoming eligible to apply for DFC funding on their own. It is the intent of the DFC Mentoring Program that, at the end of the Mentoring grant, each Mentee coalition will meet all of the Statutory Eligibility Requirements of the DFC Program and will be fully prepared to compete for the DFC grant on their own.”
The STOP Act Program RFA is NOT released annually.
DFC grant funding is contingent on Congressional appropriations. The Drug-Free Communities program and the ONDCP are in no way affiliated, endorsing, or recommending the services of Here-4-You Consulting. Here-4-You Consulting is a private company offering grant writing services for a fee and has a particular expertise in securing DFC and related grant funding.