Higher education nonprofitsSince 1994, Merchant McIntyre professionals have won every type of higher education grant award and Congressionally Directed Spending available at the federal level.

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, 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 and detailed Federal Grants Grid.

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 colleges and universities.

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 faculty and staff, and a greater and more sustainable financial impact.

Merchant McIntyre professionals direct and manage all aspects of our education 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 education programs with meaningful agency staff relationships to help our clients submit award-worthy applications. MM manages clients’ 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.

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.