E.B. Howard Consulting was founded in 2013 with the idea that proposal preparation and independent/external evaluation services can be useful, effective, efficient, and, most importantly, affordable. We have set out to provide high-quality, affordable services by offering various pricing and service options from the start.
Regarding our ideal client, we typically work with high-growth for-profit (startups & small businesses) that have a common goal to develop, fund, and implement innovative STEM-based solutions to various social, cultural, or environmental issues. These companies are typically in the pre-seed or seed stage, have founders that have domain expertise and a great team, have evidence of early traction, have revenue or a clear path to revenue within 12/18 months, and have a strong value proposition.
We have secured well over $65M in non-dilutive funding (e.g., SBIR/STTR, DOD, NIH, NSF, DOE, DoED, and more). We have completed hundreds of proposals and project/program evaluations for our clients. On average, we provide a return of ~$58 for every $1 spent on SBIR/STTR Phase I proposal preparation costs. For other federal funding, outside of SBIR/STTR - where the proposal budgets are multi-year, we provide a return of well over $100 for every $1 spent.
What we do
1) Looking for non-dilutive funding? Let us develop a highly curated menu to fit your specific funding needs. We can identify opportunities that can help sustain existing initiatives or make new plans a reality.
2) Need help applying for funding? We can help with all aspects of preparation from full project management, copy-editing, critiquing, and advisement consults, help with a re-submit, to full-service development.
3) Need help measuring and reporting on outcomes (evaluation)? We can design and develop evaluation plans for clients to implement federal, state, and privately-funded grant programs. Our evaluation work includes formative, summative, and ROI analysis.