McAllister & Quinn is a bipartisan government relations and grants consulting firm based in Washington, D.C.
We represent a wide variety of clients including associations, nonprofits, higher education institutions, advanced technology companies, corporate and healthcare clients located across the country. Our team is a highly-experienced group of former senior level congressional staff members, as well as Federal agency, nonprofit, higher education, healthcare, and development professionals.
Increasing Funding for Existing Programs
McAllister & Quinn’s senior leadership has decades of experience working with Congress to direct funding toward our clients’ priorities. In particular, McAllister & Quinn professionals have worked with individual members of Congress and the Appropriations Committees in both the House and the Senate to increase individual budget lines in the annual bills funding the Departments of Defense, Energy, Interior, Health and Human Services, and other key departments and agencies. McAllister & Quinn, helps clients effectively plan, execute, and achieve their Federal funding goals.
Working with Federal Agencies
McAllister & Quinn has a proven track record of working with clients and federal agency program manager to assist them in protecting federal funding for existing programs of interest, as well as securing additional funding for programs of interest through the congressional authorization and appropriations processes–sometimes termed as “plus-ups.” This dual track approach of working both with Congress and agency officials has yielded results for our clients, including over $450 million since 2018 in budgetary plus-ups for research and development initiatives.
Advancing Client Priorities Through Legislation
The McAllister & Quinn team can help ensure that client priorities are included in legislation. For instance, McAllister & Quinn worked in coalition with other similar mid-sized to large nonprofits to ensure that they received critically needed Federal assistance through a COVID-19 relief package. This effort took place over several months and involved building congressional champions to support legislative priorities, collaborating with multiple nonprofit membership associations, as well as working directly with House and Senate leadership and multiple authorizing committees.
Establishing New Grant Programs
McAllister & Quinn has a successful track record of working with Congress to establish new grant funding programs to support our clients’ goals and objectives. Typically, these efforts involve working with the committees of jurisdiction in the House and Senate, coordinating with the Federal agencies where the programs will be housed, and building coalitions in support of the new program. New programs can be formed through authorizing legislation or through the congressional appropriations process. With McAllister & Quinn’s assistance, our clients have gained new sources of stable Federal funding to support their programs and developed productive relationships with their congressional representatives and key agency personnel.
Highlights & Accomplishments
Emergency Funding Relief for Zoos and Aquariums
On behalf of a coalition of zoos and aquariums, McAllister & Quinn’s Nonprofit practice worked with Congress to ensure that...
Defense Modeling and Simulation
Through McAllister & Quinn’s engagement with the program manager at the Defense Health Agency (DHA), we learned of an unmet...
McAllister & Quinn worked for over a two-year period with a microelectronics-related academic-industrial consortium to support funding for the Obama...