The Grant Doctors a full service government grants and contracts consulting firm for urban and rural education, government, nonprofit, healthcare and small business clients. Our team of independent professionals have raised over $200 million and managed $350 million in public funds.

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About Us

The Grant Doctors® is a full service government grants and contracts consulting firm for urban and rural education, government, nonprofit, healthcare and small business clients. Our team has raised over $200 million and managed $350 million in public funds.

Dave Farley, founder and CEO, is an authority on public funds management, ethics and governance. He has more than 25 years of experience serving local governments, corporations, community-based organizations and governing boards. Dave has worked on over $170 million in public/private projects; successfully managed the regulatory compliance of $150 million in federal funds; and secured $22 million for new projects.

Federal Agency Experience

  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Education
  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of the Interior
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Labor


Experienced with rural and urban clients.

Experienced with organizations of all sizes:

  • Local governments of 840 – 3,800,000 population
  • LEAs with 670 – 58,000 students
  • Nonprofits from 4 – 500+ employees
  • Small businesses from 2 – 50 employees

Let’s get to work!

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Our Services

Grant Development

Applying for federal grants is a highly competitive process. The Grant Doctors® can help increase your chances of success. Our professionals have secured over $200 million in discretionary awards.

  • Grant Application, Evaluation Plan and Budget
  • Pre-Submission Review and Feedback

Grant Management

Government regulations are becoming more complex. Compliance is more critical than ever. The Grant Doctors® has managed $350 million in federal grants. Issues frustrating to others are routine for us.

  • Annual Federal Grant Oversight
  • Sustainability Planning
  • Federal Grant Documentation and Systems Review
  • On-Call Support

Grant Mentor

Federal grants can be overwhelming for new and developing nonprofits. We’re here to be your mentor. Our goal is to unlock your organization’s potential and position you to be successful with federal grants. This service works best for organizations:

  • Less than five years old
  • With less than $3 million annual budget
  • With no (or minimal) federal grants experience

Research and Evaluation

Every federal grant requires some form of evaluation to monitor progress, to identify opportunities for program improvement and to report progress. We can help.

  • Evaluation Plan (application phase)
  • Annual Project Evaluation (implementation phase)

Grant Deep Dive

Insufficient documentation is the number one reason for federal grant audit findings and repayments to funding agencies. Annual private audits won’t catch everything. You need an in-depth review by someone with extensive federal grant experience. Let us examine your documentation to make sure it meets federal expectations.

Custom Client Solutions

Not all consulting services fit into a neat box. We have broad federal grant experience and can develop a solution specifically tailored to your needs. Examples include:

  • Federal Government Relations
  • Program Development and Funding Strategy
  • Indirect Cost Rate Development and Negotiation
  • Corrective Action Plan Development and Oversight
  • Federal Monitoring Review Preparation
  • Sub-recipient Monitoring (AZ, CA, NV only)

Small Business Development

We can help your business prepare competitive contract proposals for the following government entities:

  • State governments
  • Local governments (i.e., counties, cities, towns)
  • Public school districts and charter schools
  • Special districts
  • Public utilities

How can we help?

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Let’s Talk

To schedule an initial consultation with Dave Farley, Email us some details about the assistance you need so he can prepare for the conversation. If you’re working on a grant proposal or a progress report or anything with a hard deadline, be sure to include that detail as well.

Email: kristen@thegrantdoctors.com