An unprecedented amount of grant funding is and is expected to be available for eligible organizations through several new federal and state government programs.  Grants can provide funding for public and private companies, research organizations, healthcare facilities, and education institutions to advance new projects, expand research and development, or further evolve projects already in progress. 

The application process for state and federal grants is often technical and highly competitive.  Chances of success improve significantly by engaging experts with knowledge and experience in grant writing and project management.  Having a seasoned grant writer will help ensure your request is well-defined and targeted to each solicitation – an essential component of a successful application. 

A full understanding of the funding agency’s requirements and priorities is also important to develop a successful grant application.  Many projects may qualify for several state and federal grant programs, but knowing where a project best aligns with an agency’s mission offers the best chance of success. 

Hicks Partners has a long history of helping clients win state and federal grants, and with the new opportunities presented through various government stimulus programs, we have expanded our grant writing team to include associates with decades of experience to help our clients pursue and win more state and federal grants. 

Full Proposal Preparation

Grant Application


Monitor funding opportunities and develop strategy and funding targets

Assist clients develop templates required for registrations (e.g. DUNS, SAM, etc.)

Prepare in-house technical teams

Grant Compliance

and Editing

Conduct comprehensive compliance review prior to submission

Provide detailed copy editing



Develop and manage timeline, checklists and facilitate project planning meetings

Maintain document version control



Format, upload and submit all final application documents

Grant Writing

and Support

Conduct supporting  research to strengthen proposal

Work with clients to prepare all required documents

Proposal Prep and Support


Technical Assistance

Develop internal award management process

Prepare program reporting and fiscal compliance procedures

Develop and track outcome metrics

Grant Webinars,

Training, and Readiness

Conduct webinars, on-site training and coaching to prepare your team for successful grant initiatives

  Tailored training program to meet your needs.

Our Team has State & Federal Grant Writing experience with the following agencies:

National Science Foundation (NSF)U.S. Department of Defense  (DOD)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
U.S. Department of Education (DOEd)
Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR)
U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)
U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC)

Meet Our Grant Writers

Stacie Marsh, MPA, CPH, GPC

Stacie Marsh has over 15 years of experience working with hospitals and healthcare systems, institutions of higher education, municipal corporations, and large non-profit organizations. Stacie maintains a Certificate in Public Health (CPH) from the American Public Health Association and the highest industry credential in professional grantsmanship through the Grant Professionals Certification (GPC). She routinely serves on grant review panels at federal, state, and community levels. A published author, Stacie has a keen understanding of the changing healthcare landscape and is uniquely positioned to assist grant seekers in translating their visions to optimally resonate with funders in an increasingly competitive environment. Stacie has grant experience with, AHRQ, DOJ, HHS, HRSA, IRS, NIH, NSF, SAMHSA, among others.

Kris Parmelee

Kris has been providing federal grant proposal support services and project management to clients for over 17 years. She works closely with a wide range of businesses, major research institutions and universities, incubators and accelerators as well as small business owners. She specializes in SBIR/STTR preparations and submissions. Her proposals have been submitted to all 11 participating federal agencies, for both contract and grant solicitations, Omnibus and special solicitations, SBIR and STTR programs, and Phase I, Phase II and additional Phase programs (FastTrack, Phase IIB, etc.). Kris has also prepared and managed large, multi-site clinical trial applications and has extensive knowledge of required registration and submission sites, ensuring complete and correct submissions. She has done extensive work supporting entrepreneurs, advancing new technology and assisting growing companies.