E.B. Howard Consulting was founded in 2013 with the idea that proposal preparation and independent/external evaluation services can be useful, effective, efficient, and, most importantly, affordable. We have set out to provide high-quality, affordable services by offering various pricing and service options from the start.
Organizations that choose to work with us are involved every step of the way. From the initial crafting of a funding menu, through the proposal preparation process, and during the evaluation process, it truly is a collaborative, hands-on approach. These organizations also have a common goal to develop, fund, and implement innovative STEM-based solutions to various social, cultural, or environmental issues.
We pride ourselves on providing high-quality proposals that are given deep consideration by reviewers and that are ultimately funded. Our team has secured well over $65M+ in non-dilutive funding sources where awards range from $50,000 to $5,000,000 per project. You can see some of the more notable of our successes here.
We are happy to have a conversation about our services and pricing. Schedule a one-on-one consult call with us today HERE. We have customizable packages and service options for all budget needs. Listed below are some of our recommendations & guidelines for a successful experience with us.
The major advantage is Expertise: You get a high-quality grant written by experts. We provide you with a team that has over 25 years of combined experience winning and completing a variety of local, state, and federal funded proposals and projects. This includes USAID, NIH, DOD, EPA, EDA, DoED, NSF, FDA, BARDA, and more, with a specific focus on SBIR/STTR (Phase I, Phase II, and FastTracks).
Yes! We expect it. We understand the need to protect your business' Intellectual Property (IP) and Proprietary Information (PI). We are more than happy to sign an NDA prior to receiving any documentation from you that may contain IP or PI. If you do not have an NDA, then we can provide one free of charge for you to sign.
NO. All prices are quoted as a flat fee.
We ask for a deposit of 50% of the invoice. The deposit is due at signing, and the remaining amount is due at the end of the services agreement unless otherwise noted in the services agreement. The deposit is non-refundable. E.B. Howard Consulting accepts all major credit cards and direct bank transfers.
We DO NOT work on a contingency basis. We charge a flat fee for services.
We uphold the ethics of the Grant Professional Association (GPA), the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the American Evaluation Association (AEA), and we follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
We follow the federal government's Uniform Guidance regulations §200.209.
Don't wait. Timing is everything. We don't want to race or scramble to the deadline. We don't want you to race or scramble either.
We will not take on projects with a deadline of less than 30 calendar days away from the deadline. We like to be done with all proposal work 7 calendar days in advance of the deadline. This 7 calendar day window allows for uploading into the platform and for the client to submit the proposal at least 48 hours in advance of the deadline.
It depends on the proposal. Typically 3 weeks. But keep in mind - We will not take on projects with a deadline of less than 30 calendar days away from the deadline. We like to be done with all proposal work 7 calendar days in advance of the deadline. This 7 calendar day window allows for uploading into the platform and for the client to submit the proposal at least 48 hours in advance of the deadline.
We CAN NOT imply, promise, or guarantee that your proposal(s) or projects will be funded or that your evaluation report will indicate that your program's goals & objectives will be achieved. We CAN guarantee a tailored approach grounded in the latest in best practices, appropriate methodology, and professional experience. We approach our work with clients as a partnership. The road to securing funding is not a quick process. (Please Note: No reputable & ethical consultant can guarantee your proposal will win.)
Yes. We do offer 15% off for each additional proposal.
Yes. Once your funding menu has been developed based on your organization’s needs, we can update it periodically, depending on your needs. Typically, this can be weekly, monthly, or quarterly at our hourly rate of $125 per hour at a 4-hour minimum ($500) per update. Talk with us about your updating needs.
Our team has secured well over $65M+ in non-dilutive funding sources where awards range from $50,000 to $5,000,000 per project.
You can see some of the more notable of our successes here.
We tell clients that a well-constructed competitive proposal for SBIR/STTR will take between 150 to 225 hours of our time. We encourage our clients to anticipate spending between 35 and 55 hours of time on the proposal. This time should be spent on reviewing all documents and providing us feedback.