Case Studies

Grant Writing

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Background: Grants Works was hired by Louisiana Tech Applied Research Corporation (LTARC) to prepare an application to the National Science Foundation. We provided grant writing service, prepared and oversaw budgets, managed 15 partners’ budgets, NSF IDs, forms, letters of collaboration, hosted biweekly meetings, and more.

Client win: LTARC successfully submitted a competitive $15 million grant application to NSF before deadline.

Client feedback: Grants Works provided us valuable support for pulling together a proposal that involved 30+ individuals spread over 15 entities, and required a large number of items to be prepared in very specific formats. They did all this in the space of less than 10 weeks with Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays in between. We could not have managed it without their help.

Ramu Ramachandran, Louisiana Tech University

Background: Grants Works was hired by Xilis, a medtech company that is developing next generation technologies, to manage its Small Business Innovation Research Phase I award.

Client win: Xilis was able to implement a systems-based grant management approach into its operations, ensured its subaward with a well-known university was compliant, and other key actions were taken to ensure readiness for a Phase II award.

Client feedback: Patrice was very professional and knowledgeable. She provided the action plan and held the team accountable for meeting the deadlines. She was very helpful answering questions, walking us through the grant process and requirements, offering additional trainings, providing reference materials and sample policies.

Larissa Korniychuk, Xilis

Grant Management

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Grant Management

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Background: Grants Works was hired by Xilis, a medtech company that is developing next generation technologies, to manage its Small Business Innovation Research Phase I award.

Client win: Xilis was able to implement a systems-based grant management approach into its operations, ensured its subaward with a well-known university was compliant, and other key actions were taken to ensure readiness for a Phase II award.

Client feedback: Patrice was very professional and knowledgeable. She provided the action plan and held the team accountable for meeting the deadlines. She was very helpful answering questions, walking us through the grant process and requirements, offering additional trainings, providing reference materials and sample policies.

Larissa Korniychuk, Xilis

Grant Management

Background: Grants Works was hired by Maine Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs to manage its grant and subawardees.

Client win: The client’s ability to meet performance objectives, deadlines, and remain good financial stewards of this state-administered federal grant resulted in year 2 funding. Grants Works provides full-service grant management including subrecipient awarding and monitoring, site visits, submitting financial and programmatic reports, monthly technical assistance sessions, budgetary oversight, and more.

Client feedback: When the Maine Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs was awarded a 5 year contract through the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, we were in need of a detailed grant manager to help with overall grant management of a TANF grant. Patrice and her team have integrated their organization seamlessly with the Maine Alliance and have done a great job. Grants Works helped the Maine Alliance set up reporting structures and systems that did not previously exist to accurately track the impact our award is having at the local level. Additionally, Grants Works oversaw all grant reporting and communication with the DHHS program manager to ensure deliverables are being met in a timely manner. The Grants Works team developed clear communication processes between the Maine Alliance, member organizations and DHHS to ensure that information was being shared and understood by all stakeholders. Without Grants Works, the Maine Alliance would have struggled with developing the infrastructure and managing the day-to-day needs of the overall grant program.

J.R. Kenny, Boys & Girls Clubs of America

Background: Grants Works was selected by CDC Foundation to develop an on demand, dual language federal grant management training series for CDC grantees.

Client win: CDC Foundation was able to meet its objective of creating a three-module, 508-compliant. federal grant management training series with Spanish closed captions and translated materials. All training content, voiceover, and animations were created by Grants Works in 2021. In 2022, Grants Works was engaged again to translate all training materials (video + resources) to Spain Spanish to accommodate the agency’s Spanish speaking grantees.

Client feedback: Appreciate your support in building a training program and ensuring our needs were met throughout the project!.

Melissa Bennett, CDC Foundation

Training Development

Training Development

Background: Grants Works was selected by CDC Foundation to develop an on demand, dual language federal grant management training series for CDC grantees.

Client win: CDC Foundation was able to meet its objective of creating a three-module, 508-compliant. federal grant management training series with Spanish closed captions and translated materials. All training content, voiceover, and animations were created by Grants Works in 2021. In 2022, Grants Works was engaged again to translate all training materials (video + resources) to Spain Spanish to accommodate the agency’s Spanish speaking grantees.

Client feedback: Appreciate your support in building a training program and ensuring our needs were met throughout the project!.

Melissa Bennett, CDC Foundation

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