Crafting a Compelling Narrative
Building on our organizational support services, Information Insights offers regional and local organizations across Alaska a suite of project design, grant writing, and grant administration services. In this fantastic and intimidating era of cascading federal funds, we work with organizations to develop strategic, impactful, and community-based projects.
We approach grant writing with an eye on the grant scoring criteria and the fit between project concept and funding agency requirements. To do this, we listen to the organization’s needs and goals and facilitate project design within the guidelines of the funding agency.
Our recent grant writing work with Alaska Regional Development Organizations, has successfully accessed over $1.7 million in program funds from the US Department of Agriculture in energy and broadband deployment. Our technical assistance program has put over $330,000 in the hands of Alaska small businesses.
For nearly 15 years, Information Insights has also administered grant-funded programs. Our largest and longest grant administration project is with the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority’s Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Mini Grant programs. We approach grant administration by working closely with the client to establish a program that benefits the community, meets the requirements intended of the funder, and facilitates an efficient accounting and reporting process. Building off this experience and knowledge we have expanded our grant administration service to other project areas, specifically multiple years of US Department of Agriculture Renewable Energy Development Assistance administration.
We add professional capacity to an organization at any point in the grant process – project design, funding, administration, and evaluation. We do this with a focus on resilience in a range of areas critical to the lives of Alaskans, including clean energy generation, energy efficiency and conservation, broadband, housing, social services, and workforce development.
Examples of Grant Writing & Administration Support Services
Funding Request & Proposal Drafting
Grant Implementation & Administration
“Information Insights was key to the success of a USDA Community Connect grant for the community of Gustavus. In less than 30 days, the firm skillfully coordinated and drafted sections of this nationally competitive broadband proposal. We brought on Information Insights not only as a grant writer, but to help manage the grant writing process amongst multiple partners with a focus on drafting, data collection, and community outreach. The result, a compelling story of opportunity and success!”
Executive Director, Southeast Conference