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Grants Facilitation

Benefits of Successful Grant Writing

The Docking Institute is pleased to now provide nonprofit and government entities with the means to access needed external resources to meet organization goals through strategic grant writing. Federal, state, foundation and corporate grants can assist organizations to:

  • Implement strategic plans
  • Cover operating expenses
  • Obtain "seed money" for new programs
  • Purchase needed equipment
  • Build capacity or infrastructure
  • Fund staff development or training
  • Provide community outreach

Successful grant writing is based on strategic planning and technical writing. The Docking Institute can assist your organization in developing a customized strategy for proposal submission based on the needs of the organization and available funding sources.

Customized Grant Seeking

Our experience working with a variety of nonprofit entities and units of state and local government has convinced us that customized approaches best serve our clients. The Docking Institute tailors its grants facilitation services to the unique needs of every client.

Our Services

The Docking Institute has the capacity to provide comprehensive support for your organization in researching, developing and submitting grant proposals. Organizations may select from any or all of the following grant-seeking services:

  • Needs assessment
  • Strategic planning
  • Funding research
  • Contact funder
  • Expert research from Docking Institute Policy Fellows/FHSU for grant proposal documentation
  • Project planning development
  • Budget planning/indirect cost setting (if needed)
  • Evaluation plan
  • Grant proposal narrative development
  • Preparation of required grant forms for agency signatures and mailing

Organizations may also select from any or all of the following grant management services:

  • Report writing
  • Budget set up
  • Fiscal reports
  • Evaluation
  • Communications strategy consultation ("getting the word out")

Recent Clients

  • City of Larned PRIDE
  • Colby Multipurpose Activity Center
  • Wakeeney, USD 208
  • Trego County - Lemke Memorial Hospital

Cost of Services

We will provide you a custom proposal and cost estimate at no charge. For more information, contact Gary Brinker, Director, at gdbrinker@fhsu.edu.