GRANT DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT
Helping you locate funding and expand services
Amaka Consulting assists community organizations in exploring, preparing and filing applications for grants that enhance the organization's social, community development, and cultural impact in its service area.
Project: GRANT DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
Grant Proposal Development and Management for the provision of Augmentative Communication devices for people with communicative and mild cognitive disabilities to be able to express themselves.
Client serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It needed to enable individuals with disabilities to communicate and interact with each other, and with the support staff using Augmentative Communication technologies but had experience bottleneck with research and methods, grant requirement compliances, grant management consolidation, and effective collaboration.
Amaka Consulting conducted preliminary research to understand the economic, political, and social dimensions of the grant funding landscapes involved to meet the communication and community integration needs of people with disabilities. With this data in hand, Amaka Consulting:
Defined funding objectives, use data from the preliminary research to search grants that aligned with the program's strategic objectives.
Analyzed available grant opportunities based on decision-criteria, and selected matching grant to pursue.
Outlined and identified elements of responses, supports, and inputs from external outreach and internal needs assessments, and client participation.
Developed supports, cultivated partnerships, acquired memorandums of agreements, and letters of support.
Gathered data and information for gaps.
Following inter-departmental participation, and several drafts, Final Draft including needs assessment, goals & objectives, budget, methods, and evaluation outcomes was finalized and submitted.
Finalized product and submission
Project acquired funding of $185,000 that included costs of equipment, maintenance for brokerage, repairs, and replacement, training, and insurance costs among other over a 2 year period:
Implemented a requirement that involved continuous contact with funders as well as scheduled progress updates to facilitate and sustain the relationship.
Implemented reporting system that strengthens management of the grant and sustaining relationships.