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Proposal Development

& Technical Reviews


Any costs associated with the development or technical review of grant proposals are considered unallowable costs for federal TRIO programs. Funds to pay for any proposal development costs and fees must come from non-Project funds such as institutional or agency resources.

Now Scheduling for the
2024-25 SSS Grant Competition!

We're Full!

NEC assists agencies, colleges, universities, and state governments in the development and technical review of federal and state-funded grant proposals with the following services:


  • Development of all narrative sections and Competitive Preference Priorities for clients

  • Technical reviews and detailed editing and proofreading of proposal narratives developed by client


We have extensive experience obtaining new and continuation grants from the following entities:


  • Department of Education

    • Educational Opportunity Centers (EOC)

    • McNair​

    • Student Support Services (SSS)

    • Talent Search (TS)

    • Upward Bound (UB)

    • Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS)

    • Veterans Upward Bound

    • GEAR UP

    • Title V: Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions

    • Title III: Strengthening Institutions

    • High School Equivalency Program (HEP)

    • College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

    • Child Care Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS)

  • Department of Labor

  • Department of Justice​

  • States of California, New York, and Texas


Additionally, we conduct proposal writing workshops that provide the following instruction and practical skills necessary for developing successful proposals: 


  • Methods to collect and assess the required data to demonstrate a “Need” for funding;

  • Development of an appropriate budget and personnel structure that adequately corresponds with an effective yet realistic Plan of Operation;

  • Setting performance objectives that are ambitious yet attainable; and

  • Creation of a comprehensive yet relevant Evaluation Plan.

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Want to Know More?

Take a Look at Our Funding Success Booklet
NEC has been writing successful grant proposals since 2006, and we have an overall success rate of 92%. This 29-page PDF document shows the details of each competition. 

Funding Success Booklet.PDF 

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