Grant Support

Our grant development team has had tremendous success in applying for federal funding over the past decade, including applications through the Designation Renewal System (DRS) and replacement grants.

Since the launch of DRS grant competitions in 2012, we have helped partners successfully apply for and retain more than $400 million in federal funds for Head Start, Early Head Start, and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships.

Grant Support is tailored to individual programs, based on their needs. Elements of our Federal Early Head Start/Head Start Grant Application process often include:

  • Joint development of grant strategy and approach
  • End-to-end project management for application development
  • Community needs analysis; identifying and understanding diverse community stakeholder needs from a competitive perspective
  • Drafting, editing and review of all Notice of Funding Opportunity documents
  • Criteria-focused and strategic narrative reviews
  • Budget development including scenario modeling and budget narratives 
  • Access to proven templates including sample letters of support, job descriptions, and other supporting documents