Fee Structure
Please note that we do not work on a contingent-fee basis.

Flat-Fee Assignments
For flat-fee assignments of $6,000 or less, full payment in advance is required. For flat-fee assignments more than $6,000, a 50% deposit is required to start work, with the other half due prior to release of the final work product.

  • Grant Writing
    Flat fees for most grant writing assignments range from $6,000 – $15,000, depending on the complexity of the proposal and the length of time we have to complete the assignment. Call us at 800.540.8906 ext. 1 for a free fee quote.
  • Foundation/Corporate Giving Proposals
    We will complete a comprehensive search of foundation/corporate giving sources for a single project concept; draft a foundation letter proposal; and prepare applications to the ten best sources identified in the search for a fee of $10,000. For an additional $1,000, $11,000, a federal/state grant source search may be included.
  • Grant Source Research
    Customized grant source research is available for any project concept. This may include keyword searches of databases of federal grant programs and 20,000 foundation/corporate giving sources, as well as telephone surveys/Internet research of state and local government sources. The fee usually ranges from $4,000 – $6,000, based on the project concept and scope of the search. Full payment in advance is required for grant source research assignments.

Editing/Technical Assistance
Complete editing of client prepared proposals, as well as technical assistance, is available on an hourly basis. The hourly rate is $275 per hour, with a ten hour minimum payable in advance.

Retainer Agreements
Under a retainer arrangement, a monthly retainer amount is set, usually in the $4,000 – $6,000 range. We are available to conduct grant source research, alert the client to grant opportunities, prepare proposals and provide ongoing advice and consultation. We keep track of hours worked with hours billed at $220 per hour, a 20% discount from our standard hourly rate of $275 per hour. Hours not used in a given month are “banked” for use in future months. The retainer is due at the start of each month and there is a three month minimum.

Not-to-Exceed Agreements
In this approach, a mutually agreed upon not-to-exceed amount is set to complete an assignment or provide ongoing assistance. There is a $10,000 minimum. A 50% deposit is required and hours used are tracked at our hourly rate, discounted by 20% ($220 per hour). The balance of the not-to-exceed amount is billed when the initial deposit is substantially used.

Standard expenses (e.g., overnight delivery, copying, etc.) are included in all fee quotes.  While Seliger + Associates usually works electronically, if a client prefers an on-site scoping meeting, travel time and per diem will be billed in advance at actual estimated costs.

Price Quotes
Contact us for a price quote on a specific assignment.