About McAllister & Quinn

McAllister & Quinn provides strategic grants consulting and government relations services to a wide range of organizations.

We support clients in crafting competitive grant applications, assisting in developing or increasing funding streams through the congressional appropriations process, and facilitating public-private and international partnerships that further our clients’ missions. Our proven strategies and processes effectively move clients toward the goal of increasing external funding and provide our clients with a high return on investment.

McAllister & Quinn By the Numbers


Experienced grant consultants, writers, subject matter experts and federal program officers in our Grants Consulting Network


Federal agencies who collectively received thousands of applications completed by our clients with McAllister & Quinn’s assistance.


Years in business and we are proud to say we still represent some of our first clients!


In competitive grant funding from across a broad spectrum of federal agencies, foundations and other sources


In congressional funding since 2018 for our clients through our government relations efforts 

“We are proud of the company that we have built over the last 20 years. We have been able to assemble an amazing team of talented professionals with diverse backgrounds in government, education, health care, and nonprofits. Our work on behalf of our clients is both rewarding and impactful."
John McAllister and Andy Quinn

Grant Funding Accomplishments

With McAllister & Quinn's assistance our clients have received grant awards from over 30 federal agencies including:

15 billion in funding

National Science Foundation (NSF)

US Department of Education (DoED)

Department of Defense (DoD)

National Institutes of Health (NIH) 

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

Economic Development Administration (EDA)

Success Stories

  • With our assistance a small private university received their first federal grant awards totaling more than $9M, including from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Education.
  • McAllister & Quinn led a consortium of eight R1 and R2 universities to help authorize (through the National Defense Authorization Act) and appropriate over $50M in funding for the Manufacturing Engineering Education Program (MEEP).
  • We worked with members of Congress to successfully add a topic to the Department of Defense Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program. Our client then received a $3M grant award through the program with our proposal writing assistance.
  • McAllister & Quinn has successfully secured more than $44M for our clients since 2020 – which includes funding to expand COVID-19 testing, improve COVID-19 telehealth programs, support research into treatment, and provide economic recovery assistance post-COVID.
  • On behalf of a nonprofit client, McAllister & Quinn helped create a grant program in conjunction with Congress that provided funding for endangered species through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  • McAllister & Quinn has helped our clients secure over $60M in Federal and foundation grant awards for institutional capacity-building to provide student support services, enhance academic quality, and improve student outcomes for underrepresented groups.