Case Studies

Keller Partners & Company (KPC) has a long and significant track record of impressive success on behalf of the following sectors – from securing funding (public and private) to obtaining regulatory relief to winning policy victories for our clients. The brief case studies below provide you with a sampling of what some of our client successes look like:


$120 Million Approved - A large consortium of health centers formed a trade association to extend an expiring federal program that supports the training of physicians and dentists in medically underserved rural and urban locations. Without this program, populations in these areas would not have proper access to quality health care services. Professionals at KPC worked for two years to win reauthorization and funding for this vital program, including implementing a successful strategy to educate the Congress, and mobilizing committee members and national stakeholders for support.

National Federal Grant Program Preserved - KPC professionals worked with a consortium of five prominent hospital systems to preserve a critical NIH research and training grant program, which was slated by Congress for elimination. Literally thousands of children and their families would have been impacted if this five-year grant program were not extended. KPC worked to mobilize the stakeholders, educate the key members of Congress, and craft and submit accurate legislation that reinstated and extended the program.


$950,000 Approved - A university in the southeast recently developed a nursing education and training program to address the shortages in the state, and needed to expand the program due to demand. KPC identified funding and lobbied the Congress to include additional funding in congressional appropriations. The program is now able to serve more nursing students.

$800,000 Approved - A university needed to expand its mental health counselor training program to address the lack of these services in its region. KPC worked with university officials and the state to develop a proposal to expand this training, then lobbied the Congress to get this project included in the congressional appropriations process.

$211,045 Approved - A university wishing to extend STEM education to students and teachers in rural locations throughout its state turns to KPC for grant writing and lobbying assistance. KPC helps develop the university's program, identifies the funding, writes and submits the grant, advocates for funding with the Administration and Congress, and wins the funding in the first round.

$250,000 Approved - A college in Appalachia was looking to strengthen its technological infrastructure in order to properly prepare its students for the workforce. Keller Partners identified, wrote, pursued and won, a competitive grant for the development of "smart classrooms" and equipment that will benefit students, faculty and businesses throughout the entire region.

$2.5 Million Approved - Building on previous funding successes with KPC, a small faith-based university in a mid-western community of high unemployment wins a highly competitive grant to construct and equip a small business facility on its campus in an effort to educate, train and create small business leaders and increase employment for a three-county region. This was accomplished after KPC helped the client develop the project concept, identified the right competitive grant, worked with the regional federal office to ensure eligibility and requirements were met, wrote a compelling application and mobilized the necessary support in Washington at the right time.

$1.6 Million Approved - A college in the Northeast had tried for years on their own to win a grant for its popular nursing program. The college then worked with the professionals at KPC to identify a nursing grant, develop a fundable concept, meet with federal decision-makers, and write, submit and win the four-year grant to help recruit diverse and disadvantaged high school students into the program.

Legislative Language Included - A university in a southern state secures legislative language in a congressional bill for a program that will dramatically improve the mental health of active duty personnel and veterans. Inclusion of this language was pursued by KPC for approximately two years which involved meeting with Pentagon officials, drafting acceptable legislative language, mobilizing support from active duty leadership and veterans, and building support among congressional offices and committee staff.

$18 Million Low Interest Federal Loan Approved - A small faith-based college in the rural Midwest sought to accommodate more STEM students by building an appropriate STEM and engineering facility on its campus. While it had already secured significant private funding, it lacked the additional funding to close the gap and begin the project. Shortly after KPC was hired, the college was provided an innovative option through a guaranteed low interest federal loan that enabled the college to complete the project in the desired timeframe.

Waiver Granted - When Low Power FM (LPFM) radio station licenses were awarded by the FCC, a national university was not among the awardees because of restrictive FCC rules making the university ineligible. After seeking the assistance of KPC professionals, a waiver strategy was implemented and was secured from the FCC allowing the university to operate its LPFM station.


$2.6 million Approved - For years a hospital in the midwest attempted to raise funding to demolish a former tuberculosis clinic and build a new facility at that location to improve its healthcare delivery to the region. After hiring Keller Partners, a strategy to achieve funding was implemented which resulted in winning enough funding to fully complete the project. This project will provide much needed additional health services and a trained workforce that will literally transform this community.

$1.2 Million Approved - A large hospital system in the north central U.S. needed capital dollars to build out its behavioral health facility. Keller Partners identified a national foundation with an interest in behavioral health, introduced our client to foundation leaders, arranged an on-site meeting, were invited to apply for a grant, helped write the grant application and won the award. The hospital system will build an EmPATH Unit, which will pave the way for improved admissions and patient care.

$234,648 Approved - A major hospital's top priority is to reach patients through telemedicine in 10 of its rural locations. KPC targeted an annual grant program that would provide funding for this objective, then wrote the grant and lobbied the Congress for support, winning the funding.

$360,000 Approved - A rural midwestern hospital located in a community impacted by significant substance abuse and opioid addiction turns to KPC for assistance. KPC identified funding, initiated a critical collaboration with the County, and wrote the grant. Within six months of working together, the client wins significant program funding.

$200,000 Approved - A hospital in the Mississippi Delta expanded its services based on an increasing community health need. As a result, the hospital needed to expand and improve its facilities, including renovations of its ER. After having failed to win funding previously, it hired KPC, which led to quickly winning this infrastructure award four months later.

$969,000 Approved - Building on previous success with KPC, a large hospital system that serves rural patients with behavioral and mental health issues lacked the capability of reaching patients in rural locations throughout a large section of its state. KPC worked with this client to develop their project need, identify the funding, write the grant and mobilize the necessary support for the win. This funding will help the system more effectively reach patients through tele-behavioral health methods.

$10.5 Million Approved - A 24-bed critical access hospital in a western state wins one of CMMI’s 126 coveted Health Care Innovation Challenge grants to implement a partnership with other critical access hospitals and clinics to improve health care access and to reduce costs. Success came after professionals at KPC worked closely with the federal agency to ensure a compelling project, accuracy and innovation, as well as activating and mobilizing supporters in Washington.

$600,000 Approved - A rural hospital located in a mid-Atlantic state has been working to improve access to care and reduce the burden on cancer patients living in remote, rural areas in the western part of the state. Professionals at KPC were hired to help identify funding for its priority needs, including addressing the high instances of cancer in the community. KPC worked with the hospital, DHHS, and local partners to win funding to establish a Patient Navigator Program. This three-year, $600,000 initiative, will support the critical needs of the community’s cancer patients, while bridging gaps in the system to ensure residents receive high-quality cancer care.

$200 Million Preserved, and $900,000 Approved - A small community hospital that relied on a federal grant for operating its critical programs was concerned when the program was slated to be reduced or eliminated. After KPC professionals were hired, it worked with both the Congress and the federal agency to not only help preserve the program, but to also help win a $900,000 grant from the program.

$563,000 Approved - A large health system in the north central plains needed to secure funding to expand its telestroke treatment and other specialty services at many of its rural locations. In less than a year, Keller Partners identified a telehealth grant, and helped to write and win the award. More than $563,000 will be used to provide telestroke services to 10 rural sites, expand its neurosurgery follow up and increase nurse navigator services.

$200,000 Approved - A hospital and a development organization in a major midwestern city partnered to purchase land for its new location. After an assessment, the site was found to be "environmentally dirty." To address this issue, Keller Partners identified the funding source, and helped write and win a brownfield cleanup grant for this long-term client.


$6 Million Approved - An international university located in Central America sought US federal assistance to expand its campus facilities and its science and scholarship programs. KPC professionals were hired to develop eligible projects, identify and pursue federal funding, and mobilize the necessary support. As a result, the institution was awarded more than $6 million in US federal funding and the university is continuing to receive funding from the federal level.

$800,000 Approved, and $650,000 Approved - An international children's medical relief organization spent years seeking federal assistance for its critical overseas programs, but without success. When KPC professionals were hired, it implemented a strategic process to identify and improve the organization’s program, identify and submit relevant competitive grants, and build important relationships, all of which led to approval of two federal grants for its overseas programs.

PVO Approved - Two separate U.S. based international organizations sought assistance to become a USAID Private Voluntary Organization (PVO) after trying for years to gain approval from the State Department. PVO status would enable these organizations to be pre-approved to receive federal grants, contracts and other funding, to perform their work abroad. Professionals at Keller Partners walked these clients through the process, met with USAID and State Department officials, filed the necessary paperwork, and won both of them PVO approvals.


$8 Million Approved - A city has worked for years to rehabilitate its critical levee system, but has been unable to raise the necessary funding to begin the long process. KPC identified the funding and lobbied federal agencies and the Congress for approval of $8 million in disaster relief funding. The city is now working with the US Army Corps of Engineers and the state to implement this effort.

$5.6 million Approved - A county government located within the Chesapeake Bay Watershed sought federal assistance with other local municipalities for years for rehabilitation of its large flood control system, but to no avail. KPC was hired to determine the right funding and strategy, then implement, which included writing the grant and coordinating with multiple federal agencies for winning this construction funding.

$292,000 Approved - A small southern city sought assistance for its fire department that suffered from aging fire and safety equipment. Previous applications for grant funding failed. KPC is hired to implement its successful process that won this equipment funding, as well as to develop the city's other funding needs to be competitive for federal and state grants.

$176,800 Approved - A municipal authority hired KPC to identify and win funding to repair its most vulnerable earthen dams. KPC lobbied the Congress for an appropriation for this multi-year grant program for states, and then KPC applied to the state for the funding. This planning and design funding became the only grant awarded in the entire state.

$1.2 million Approved - Building on previous success with KPC, a mid-sized city located on a large body of water that serves the community as an economic and transportation hub won one of only nine competitive grants for replacing its aging ferryboat dock. KPC identified the funding source for the city, mobilized support and lobbied for the grant with federal officials in Washington.

$613,000 Approved - A midwestern city fire department lacked updated equipment for fire protection. It had tried several previous times to win funding to replace old fire safety equipment, but failed. City leaders turned to KPC to help them revise the application and mobilize the necessary support to get the attention of the federal funders, and win approval for new self contained breathing equipment. KPC is pursuing additional funding for the City’s many needs.

$14 Million Approved - A midwestern municipality won a coveted TIGER grant for its priority transportation project. Working as partners, professionals at KPC and the municipality leveraged its collective knowledge of the USDOT process and TIGER grant requirements with high-level engagement and necessary support to secure funding for this transformational road and park project.

$729,000 Approved - Building on previous funding success with KPC, a large, rural utility requested assistance to address storm water overflows impacting numerous businesses in the City’s central business district and the City’s overall economic development plan. KPC identified a funding source at the state level, worked with the state’s economic development agency to market the project to the governor’s office, and mobilized support from stakeholders in the City, County and business community. Funding was approved shortly after a meeting with the governor’s staff and a brief application process.

$460,000 Approved - A municipality located near critical national infrastructure requests funding for a new tanker fire truck after the current truck became out of compliance because of its age. Professionals at KPC helped to write this federal competitive grant and mobilized vital support that resulted in the win.

$2.7 Million Approved - A mid-sized municipal water authority urgently needed to improve the city’s crumbling water infrastructure. Keller Partners was hired to develop the project, identify and apply for federal funding, and market the project to the local community and in Washington. In just over a year, KPC secure a $2.7 million water infrastructure grant, which accomplished the municipality’s objective.

Congressional Testimony Granted - Building on a successful USDA grant award to the city, and establishing important relationships on Capitol Hill, KPC professionals secured a critical opportunity for a city official to testify before the Agriculture Committee on how the community successfully implemented a food insecurity program.

$800,000 Approved - A municipality has specialized needs for woman’s health services but has lacked the capital for building an appropriate facility. KPC worked with the state legislature and governor’s office to help the municipality win a grant to build a facility specifically for women’s health services.

$3.5 million Approved - A large municipality in the western United States suffers from significant flooding due to snow melt impacting neighborhoods and small businesses. KPC professionals worked with the leadership at a federal agency on behalf of the municipality to provide and expedite emergency flood assistance and prevention funding.

Public Safety Partnership Approved - KPC was presented with a high crime problem by a municipal police department that far exceeded the national average. As a result of meetings with federal officials to urgently address this issue, the police department was named as one of only 10 municipalities to a federal Public Safety Partnership to combat violent crime, which provides a framework and multiple resources for aggressively investigating and pursuing violent criminals involved in gun crime, drug trafficking and gang violence.

Opportunity Zones Approved - A small southern city with pockets of low incomes and high unemployment requested that KPC develop strategies to spur local economic development. KPC worked with city officials to identify tract locations of poverty, then worked with the state government to include these tracts on the Governor's priority list to the US Treasury. Shortly thereafter, the city won two Opportunity Zone designations, which will encourage, attract and accelerate private investment in two areas of the city that desperately need economic vitality.


$400,000 Approved - A faith-based social service agency needed a relatively large amount of funding to launch its capital campaign and to provide immediate support for its programs. KPC professionals identified and approached major foundations to support this campaign. After a period of relationship building and marketing the project to four foundations, the organization was invited to apply and won funding from all four.

$7.1 Million Approved (in nine months) - A national home for at-risk youth looked to expand its facilities to accommodate the growing needs of troubled children. The home relied on its own private fundraising to operate its programs, yet it needed a jumpstart in capital dollars to renovate and expand. Working with KPC professionals to develop a strategy and pursue funding, the home secured $7.1 million in federal funding in just nine months.

Federal Rule Change Implemented - One of the largest charities in the United States, providing more than $400 million annually in medication payment assistance to over 80,000 sufferers of chronic diseases, secures significant budget relief through revised language added to the agency’s regulations in the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Manual. Throughout a twelve-month period, KPC professionals worked closely with federal officials to draft the right revised rule language and to get it included in the rule manual and saving the client millions of dollars in pharmacy costs.

Major Support from Private Foundations Activated - A national residential treatment facility for adjudicated and at-risk youth had tried for years to garner the necessary attention from targeted private foundations for grant funding. KPC took the client back to the drawing board to inventory their resources, properly package their needs and match those needs with foundation funding priorities. KPC also leveraged strategic relationships in Washington at the right time and with the right people, which will result in long-term support for the client's critical programs.


$25 Million Approved - A farmer-owned pork processing facility in the northern plains needed funding to expand its operation to create a unique and authentic pork supply chain that would meet the demand. KPC worked with this company to develop and submit a compelling proposal for an existing competitive federal grant that won approval. The company can now build additional facilities to improve the meat processing supply chain.

Grant Program Broadened - A for-profit entity with multiple locations throughout the United States approached Keller Partners because it was shut out of the federal grants process due to its tax status. Keller Partners determined the right strategy and implementation resulting in the inclusion of Congressional legislative language that made permanent eligibility of certain for-profits to apply for federal grants.

GSA Approval - A small veteran owned business that produces mobile medical products sought to be listed on the Government Services Administration (GSA) schedule, which would enable them to market and sell their products to the federal government. Shortly after hiring Keller Partners, the small business was granted the coveted listing on the GSA schedule. The business is now marketing and selling its product to the federal government with the further assistance of Keller Partners.

Federal Rule Change Implemented - A successful small business located in the mid-west was hampered by an arcane Department of Transportation rule, initiated during the Lyndon Johnson Administration, which prohibited the numbers of hours its drivers could perform their work. This had a crushing economic impact on the business, its drivers and its industry. The professionals at Keller Partners worked to mobilize a coalition of supportive stakeholders to lobby the House and Senate leadership to successfully change the transportation rule saving the business and industry stakeholders millions of dollars.

Critical Partnership Forged - A corporation in a metropolitan city hired KPC to break through a menacing roadblock and to encourage collaboration between federal agencies, state agencies and its business. Less than a year later, a critical partnership was forged that will transform local transportation.

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