Resource Development Services (RDS), LLC has been operational since 2002, assisting higher education colleges and universities and non-profit organizations with developing strategic and competitive federal, state and local grant proposals. With a focus on serving minority-serving institutions and agencies that support underrepresented students including low-income, and at-risk youth and adults, RDS has an impressive funding success rate of 92%. Services are customized to the needs of the organization and delivered by a small team of professional experts in grant writing, strategic planning, research, and evaluation. Services include:
Explores and evaluates grant opportunities aligned to programs, funding levels, and research needs. Facilitates planning through research on historical and future funding trends, while monitoring, which funders and peers are targeting.
Streamlines the assessment and development of competitive project concepts, helping to navigate funder expectations and providing coaching on program officer outreach prior to proposal development.
Proposal Review, Editing, Revision
Supports client-led grant proposal projects through hands-on review, editing and revision services, ensuring that the most competitive proposals are submitted.
Provides primary writing and project management capabilities, ushering agency teams from iterative drafts to polished, on-time submissions.
Research and External Evaluation
Provide a third party annual evaluation for funded grants on the use of awarded funds and support to meet the reporting requirements of funders. Provides research of best practices, data compilation, and regional needs assessments to meet competitive priorities for grant application criteria.