In doing so, we’ve established the best win rate of any agency in Washington, DC. As a result, we serve our clients as transformational partners by delivering a good-to-great-to-fantastic Return on Investment through federal support.
We begin every partnership by listening. Through a thorough Resource Inventory process, we get to know your people, priorities, and projects. Within 30 days of the final Resource Inventory discussion, Merchant McIntyre produces a comprehensive Federal Funding Strategy, detailed Federal Grants Grid, and a specific Action Plan.
We plan the work and then work the plan — as your “multiplier force” in Our Nation’s Capital.
Essential Keys to Winning Federal Funding
The essential keys to winning federal funding are to:
- Have a crystal clear understanding of what Members of Congress and Executive Branch program officers are looking for in an award-worthy application
- Begin writing the application long before its publicly announced
This is how Merchant McIntyre consistently wins significant federal funding awards for healthcare systems.
Merchant McIntyre professionals regularly meet with Congressional staff and federal program officers to gather invaluable intel about how to win funding under their jurisdiction. Specifically, we learn about the funding priorities of Members of Congress and the competitive preference priorities that program officers are using to score grant applications. MM’s ability to forecast funding opportunities for our clients results in better program design, decreased burden on medical staff, and greater and more sustainable financial impact.
Merchant McIntyre professionals direct and manage all aspects of our healthcare clients’ federal funding strategy. We track the emergence of a grant program during the federal appropriations process, then recommend which grants to pursue based on our clients’ objectives. MM leverages long-standing experience in federal healthcare programs with meaningful agency staff relationships to help clients submit award-worthy applications. MM manages the development of projects, deploys and formalizes critical partnerships, and writes each scored section of the grant application while mobilizing support from third-party stakeholders and elected officials.
We have proudly partnered with our healthcare systems on federally supported projects that increase access to primary and specialty care in rural and underserved communities, deploy new and emerging technologies to improve health outcomes and reduce disparities, and create community-wide initiatives that address social determinants of health. Merchant McIntyre has also led efforts to address health workforce gaps by developing new recruitment and retention projects, and secured funding for capital facilities critical to expanding education and training for nurses and allied health professionals in underserved and rural communities.
Contact Our Experienced Federal Funding Professionals
Does your institution have priority funding needs worthy of federal support? If so, contact us for a free consultation.
Allow Merchant McIntyre Associates to serve your institution as a transformational partner.