Our Services

Grant Writing

Metis helped a three-district consortium in Michigan to develop, implement, and evaluate new secondary school-choice programs.

A partnership among the Mount Clemens, Utica, and Armada school districts in Macomb County, Michigan, provides rigorous academic courses to prepare students for success after high school. Metis worked with this tri-district consortium to secure a five-year Voluntary Public School Choice grant—one of just a handful awarded nationally—from the U.S. Department of Education.

With a highly successful track record, our expert staff have raised more than $490 million in competitive grant funding from government (city, state, federal) and foundation sources on behalf of our clients that provide direct services to children, youth, families, and communities.

Metis brings to the grant writing enterprise a solid grounding in both theory and practice, and deep content expertise in a number of service domains, including P-12 education, college and career readiness and success, and neighborhood revitalization, among others. Through a collaborative approach, Metis staff members become deeply familiar with client organizations, advising them on grant-seeking and helping them to articulate their needs to funders.

We offer a full continuum of grant writing and technical assistance services customized to the needs of our clients, including:

  • Grant-specific needs assessment activities to help identify and substantiate grant priorities through such methods as focus groups, surveys, and secondary data collection and analysis
  • Best practice literature reviews to help inform the program planning and development process and to summarize evidence of research-informed approaches
  • Grant review services to help strengthen client-written grant proposals
  • Program evaluation plans that leverage our considerable program evaluation skillset and give our clients a competitive edge in the grant-seeking process, including logic model development, theory of change approaches, and rigorous impact evaluations
  • Full grant application package development to provide clients with “soup-to-nuts” grant writing support, including the development of proposal narratives, budgets and budget narratives, and supplementary materials
  • Grants training programs to help our clients develop winning grants on their own, including beginning and advanced grant-writing and interactive workshops, and webinars on grant-related topics

For additional information about Metis’s grant writing services, please contact Marilyn Zlotnik.