Capitol Hill Partners
Consulting and Advocacy for Good Causes


Areas of Practice



• Elementary and secondary education
• Higher education
• Special education
• Community colleges
• Adult education and literacy
• Career and technical education
• Department of Education and related agency grant programs

Education issues have been central to Capitol Hill Partners’ efforts in Washington, as our members have held pivotal positions on both the authorizing committees, which create federal education laws and the Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee, which provides the funding for education programming. 

We understand all facets of education programming and have played an active role in helping craft provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Higher Education Act reauthorizations, as well as the Workforce Investment Act programs targeting vocational rehabilitation and adult education and literacy programming. Along with these reauthorizations, Capitol Hill Partners has been instrumental in student financial assistance policy, as well as access, retention and completion strategies in postsecondary education.

Community colleges have found our assistance to be of particular importance, as our combined expertise in the education and workforce arenas provides us with a unique perspective that helps our community college clients to take strategic advantage of a growing number of opportunities across the spectrum of federal programming at the federal level. As in all of the issues in which we assist clients, we do not believe that our work ends when a bill passes. Rather, we continue our engagement with the executive branch as follow-on program development, regulations and policies are initiated and executed and we then provide technical assistance to our clients in the development and pursuit of the new grant opportunities which emerge from authorization, executive budget requests, and appropriation processes.

John Colbert