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Grant consulting

Identify, secure, and manage grants

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Leverage grant funding to support your community

BerryDunn’s grant consulting services have helped clients identify and obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in state, federal, and private foundation grants.

We offer a full suite of services, from turnkey grant development and management services to customized support for grant writing, as well as organizational development services to help your internal team build capacity and expertise.

Grant consulting services

Our experienced grant consultants partner with clients to develop a tailored approach based on their goals, which may include one or all of these services.

Strategic planning

Establishing your goals is a crucial first step to guiding your organization’s future. Our pre-grant strategic planning services help clients develop goals, objectives, and priorities for existing and future programs and services. We help analyze your current state and how to achieve your desired future state.

Organizational assessment and needs analysis
We help you understand what your organization is prepared to handle and where you will need to scale up in response to potential grants.
Grant planning and program evaluation
We analyze your current programs and help you determine whether they should continue or if new programs should be developed.

Grant writing and proposals

Each grant application needs to skillfully tell your story. Working with our team, you gain access to a group of grant writers with the knowledge and experience to develop persuasive and compelling grant applications that improve your chances of being awarded the grant.

Grant research and identification

We monitor federal, state, and private grant funding opportunities and assess them based on your priorities.
Grant application development

Our experienced grant writers tell your story in a skillful and compelling way that resonates with awarding agencies.

Grant implementation

Effective program management starts with establishing a grant management structure that will increase compliance, reduce audit risk, and improve program performance. Once a grant has been awarded, we can help you manage your program effectively and stay compliant with the grant requirements.

Policy and procedure development

We work with you to review and develop policy and procedure manuals to help ensure compliance with grant awards.
Grant system selection and implementation
We help you vet, procure, and develop grant management systems that help you efficiently manage your grants.
Internal controls

We conduct comprehensive grant management internal control reviews to enhance accountability and help ensure compliance.
Program management

Our experienced program managers help you develop and manage a realistic workplan to achieve desired objectives.

Grant compliance

Grant compliance requires policy, procedure, and documentation analysis and planning. Our experienced team has the expertise to help you remain in compliance with federal, state, and private foundation grant requirements.

Uniform guidance
Our team guides you with expert advice on complying with Uniform Guidance, managing risk, and achieving your goals.
Subrecipient monitoring
We help you develop methods and controls to help ensure that the awarded program guidelines and requirements are met.
Audit readiness
We identify potential weaknesses and areas for improvement, while working to improve the efficiency of your operational functions.

Grant accounting

It can be challenging to stay informed and current with changing requirements. We help you navigate federal cost accounting requirements and optimize financial management processes to allocate and track costs in accordance with government regulations.

We partner with you to develop methods to collect and organize expenditures to comply with granting agency requirements.
Time and effort
Our team guides you on the requirements and opportunities available with required time and effort reporting.
Indirect cost rate calculation

We can guide you throughout the Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement (NICRA) documentation and proposal process and all the way through to a signed agreement.
Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA) assistance
We help you compile your SEFA accurately and completely as required by Uniform Guidance.

Providing customized grant consulting solutions

Our grant consulting team has experience helping clients with a wide range of federal, state, and private foundation grants, including those awarded by the following departments.

US Department of Agriculture
US Department of Commerce
US Department of Education
US Department of Homeland Security
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
US Department of Labor
US Department of Transportation
US Department of Treasury
US Department of Health and Human Services

What to expect at BerryDunn

Our team of experienced grant consultants understands best practices for developing and managing grants, and we stay current with all federal and state requirements applicable to our clients’ grants.

Our grant management and compliance services can be provided as a complete bundle, or we can customize our support to our clients’ specific grant development or management needs. We work with our clients to establish the right mix and level of support needed to help ensure they optimize the use of their grant funds, comply with all applicable requirements, and reduce their audit risk. 

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