Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1. What services does SmartWORKS offer?

Answer: As a consulting firm, SmartWORKS offers grant writing for state, federal, and foundation programs as well as program evaluation services.

2. What are the fees for SmartWORKS services?

Answer: We understand that each client has different needs and budget constraints, and we develop a fee structure appropriate to each project on an individual basis. Final fees are specified in the service agreement.

3. Are SmartWORKS consultants and staff members qualified to work in our school, government, or non-profit organization?

Answer: Yes. All of our professional consultants are fully qualified and credentialed. We have experts in the fields of education, human services and health care.

4. How can I find out more information about SmartWORKS and its services?

Answer: You can call us toll free at 888-810-8885 to talk with one of our professional consultants to answer your questions.

5. Does SmartWORKS offer services to organizations outside of Michigan?

Answer: Yes, SmartWORKS is well experienced in writing grants for organizations located in, and out, of Michigan.

6. Why do we need to hire a professional grant writer?

Answer: Having a professional who has successfully written many different types of grant applications may make the difference between writing a proposal that is funded and one that is not. Our professional grant writers have extensive on the job experience writing grant applications and focus only on client projects. On the other hand, staff working in our busy client organizations often have many competing responsibilities.

7. What kind of grants do we need for our school or organization and where do we look for money?

Answer: There are many sources for funding. Knowing where to look and how to search is one of the services a professional grant writer can provide. SmartWORKS has a proven history of successfully finding grant sources to match a particular client or service arena. The Internet has provided a simple way for anyone to look for grants. However, it can be like “finding a needle in a haystack” if you don’t know exactly what to look for and where to look.

Additional Questions

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