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Grants Consultant

The Ohio Environmental Council (OEC) seeks a consultant to carry out grants-related research, prospecting, administration, writing, and reporting—with a focus on scoping Federal opportunities as they relate to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL/IIJA). This consultant will support ongoing grant work to carry out deliverables in support of the OEC’s mission, across the whole of the OEC’s program areas (Energy, Water, Land, and Democracy).

The consultant should be available to work at least 10 hours per week (up to 20 hours/week), beginning in Fall 2023 for up to one year. The consultant will work collectively with OEC’s Director of Grants Management to identify deliverables on which they will execute within a determined time frame.

This posting is seeking a contractor for a finite amount of time, and the contracted individual or entity will not be an employee of the Ohio Environmental Council.

Scope of Work:

  • Federal grant prospecting (with a focus on IRA/BIL/IJJA opportunities), including: researching and regularly scanning for grants; providing summaries of opportunities; helping to determine “appropriate and best fit” for the OEC, including providing lists of opportunities ranked by fit and likelihood.

  • Preparing funding LOIs and applications, including: analyzing application requirements;  building application plans; compiling relevant application information; and, providing writing, editing and material packaging support.

  • Supporting as-needed overflow grant work related to the OEC’s current portfolio of grant funders, including (but not limited to) application content creation, gathering and compiling submission materials, report content creation, prospecting, and various administration tasks


  • Experienced grant writer (including Federal grants)

  • Adept and eager researcher that can readily (and clearly) share findings

  • Familiarity and agility with the Federal grants world (platforms, research, application, reporting)

  • A confident, self-starting attitude to execute deliverables in an effective, timely, and consistent manner

  • Willingness, ability, and flexibility to work with the Director of Grants Management to continue to develop deliverables as grant opportunities and needs continually arise

  • Ability to distill and succinctly share complex Federal grant opportunities with OEC staff (both in written briefings and verbally), along with expert recommendations on which opportunities to pursue

  • Some working knowledge of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)

  • Some familiarity with advocacy organizations and/or the environment justice movement

  • Some familiarity with both c3 and c4 advocacy organizations

Application materials should contain the following:

  • Cover letter that provides a detailed description of the history, experience, and qualifications that you have to satisfy the items outlined in the scope of work
  • Resume
  • Hourly rate and number of hours/week available
  • Three client references from relevant contracted work that you have completed
  • 1-2 examples of previous relevant work


All items should be submitted to this Google Form. Please contact Samantha Miller at for questions or issues using this form.