Case Studies

Faculty Development Training Initiatives

As part of its Institutional Strategic Planning thrust, McAllister & Quinn provides consultation services to grants and sponsored research offices in order to improve their ability to assist Principal Investigators (PIs). One key activity is McAllister & Quinn’s Faculty Development Training Program. The goal of the program is to provide technical assistance to PIs engaged in grant writing in order …

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“Center-Level” and Multidisciplinary Funding Opportunities

Federal funding for multi-institutional collaborations has become a priority for many federal agencies. Federal research and development (R&D) funding has been stagnant since the early 2000s; hence, many agencies are prioritizing high impact research in this increasingly competitive research environment. Collaborations, in their current form, can range from swapping ideas over coffee to large multi-disciplinary, multi-national efforts, such as the …

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The National Importance of Cyber Research

With a societal shift towards storing data and information digitally, cyber-attacks are on the rise, so a robust and secure cyber platform is critical for the United States. Both the current and previous administrations have taken steps to modernize and consolidate the nation’s cyberinfrastructure. Most recently, President Trump underscored the need for cyber-development by signing the “Strengthening US Cyber Security …

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Insights into Federal Advisory Committees

Federal advisory committees (FACs) play an important role in shaping research and development funding programs. Following the enactment of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) in 1972, the U.S. Congress formally recognized the merits of seeking the advice and assistance of the nation’s citizens in federal affairs. Currently, there are over 1,000 committees providing advice and recommendations to the executive …

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CNCS RSVP Expansion Project win for Family Service Agency of Santa Barbara

The Family Service Agency (FSA) in Santa Barbara County (SBC), CA received $240,000 over three years from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) to improve the lives of both children/youth (ages 6-15) and seniors (age 55+) in SBC. Established in 1971, RSVP engages Americans age 55 and older in citizen service that addresses …

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Border Patrol Council Pay Reform 2014

The Border Patrol was created in 1924 and is responsible for securing and patrolling 6,000 miles of international boundaries between Mexico and Canada and 2,000 miles of coastal waters surrounding Florida and Puerto Rico. In order accomplish its mission; the Border Patrol relies on over 21,000 agents. These agents last year made over 300,000 arrests and seized hundreds of millions …

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$1.5 Million for Construction of a Center for Innovation

The McAllister & Quinn Healthcare team helped an academic medical center client obtain a $1.5 million federal grant to construct a Center for Innovation. The Center will be a destination for the development, testing, and implementation of innovative healthcare solutions with a focus on digital health. The state-of-the-art space will allow partners to collaborate, co-develop, pilot, and validate solutions.  This …

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Family Services Agency Wins $5M Grant

The McAllister & Quinn nonprofit team recently assisted the Family Services Agency (FSA) of Santa Barbara to obtain a large Administration for Children and Families Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education grant. The award is for approximately $5 million over a five-year period. With this funding, FSA will provide at-risk families with critically needed support services to help them thrive. Services that …

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YWCA LA Wins $900K Grant to Fight Obesity

The McAllister & Quinn nonprofit team recently assisted the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles County to obtain the Los Angeles County Champions for Change – Healthy Communities Initiative grant.  The award is for $900,000 over a three-year period.  The funding will support the YWCA GLA’s efforts to combat child and adult obesity by promoting healthy eating and physical activity at …

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FSA Wins Grant to Reduce Recidivism

The McAllister & Quinn nonprofit team recently assisted the Family Service Agency of Santa Barbra (FSA) in obtaining a grant from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. The award is for $498,424 over a two year period. This funding will go to support the Adult Holistic Defense Case Management program, a partnership between FSA and the Santa Barbara County Public …

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