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Grant writing workshop, March 18 and April 22

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — A workshop to help grant writers of all skill and experience levels learn how to write a grant proposal will be held by Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service.

The two day Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing workshop will be offered March 18 and April 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in several locations across Indiana. The workshop will teach participants how to get the most funding possible for their organization. Participants need to attend both days of the workshop, if possible, but the first day is essential.

“Participants from this workshop have been able to receive more funds for their projects than ever before. To date participants have received $7.3 million in funded proposals,” said Sabina Calhoun, Purdue Extension program resource development officer.

The workshop is a two-part videoconference workshop with Purdue Extension educators that may be viewed at 24 different sites throughout the state.

This workshop is for both beginners and experiences grant writers to develop ideas into winning proposals, target potential funders, and understand the full proposal development, submission and review process.

On the first day of the workshop, participants should come with an idea for a grant proposal and by the end of the day they will have an outline and resources necessary to expand the outline into a full proposal.

When participants return the second day with a full written proposal, they will be put into the role of reviewers. Day two also will teach strategies for finding funding and provide an opportunity to polish proposals and send them in for professional review.

“This workshop is for participants to go back to their perspective communities and have the chance to receive the funds for community growth, vitality and sustainability,” said Calhoun.
Regional site locations include:

  • Purdue Extension Benton County office, Fowler.
  • Clinton County Learning Center, Frankfort.
  • Purdue Extension Fountain County office, Covington.
  • Purdue Extension Jasper County office, Rensselaer.
  • Newton County Government Center, Morroco.
  • Purdue Extension Pulaski County office, Winamac.
  • Purdue Extension Tippecanoe County office, Lafayette.
  • Purdue Extension Warren County office, Williamsport.

The registration deadline is March 1. The workshop is $150 per person. This fee includes the Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing manual, lunch both days and follow-up technical assistance. Checks should be payable to Purdue University. The workshop is sponsored by Purdue Extension and the Purdue Center for Regional Development.

For more information or a registration form, contact the local Purdue Extension office, or Angela Schneidt at 765-496-2090,

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