How much does an independent technical writer charge typically to put together a grant proposal? How is the cost structure typically broken down?
Answer: You will usually charged by the hour, usually $25 an hour on the low end of the scale and up to more than $100 per hour, especially for those with proven track records. Another option is to seek out volunteer grant writers, students or people in the community who identify strongly with your mission and would be willing to help or are seeking to build their portfolio.
Additionally, why not try your hand at writing a proposal yourself? We have collections of example funded proposals on this site and proposal development tutorial and a proposal template that takes the guess work out o developing your boilerplate (which you can tailor to the interest of specific funders).