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Extension workshop teaches grant writing basics

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

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

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

The Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing workshop will be offered Oct. 29 and Dec. 2 at locations across Indiana. The workshop, scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both dates, will teach participants how to get the most funding possible for their organizations.

“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.

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

On the workshop’s first day, participants should come with an idea for a grant proposal, Calhoun said. By the end, 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 submit them for professional review.

“This workshop is for participants to go back to their respective communities and have the chance to receive the funds for community growth, vitality and sustainability,” Calhoun said.

Site locations include:

  • Aurora – City Building
  • Bedford – Purdue Extension Lawrence County office
  • Brookville – Franklin County Government Center
  • Crown Point – Purdue Extension Lake County office
  • Crawfordsville – Montgomery County Extension-Learning Network
  • Danville – Hendricks College Network; 4-H Fairgrounds
  • Elnora – North Daviess School Corp. and elementary school
  • Frankfort – Purdue Extension Clinton County office
  • Goshen – Purdue Extension Elkhart County office
  • Greenfield – Purdue Extension Hancock County office
  • Indianapolis – Purdue Extension Marion County office
  • Lafayette – Purdue Extension Tippecanoe County office
  • Morocco – Newton County Government Center
  • Muncie – Ivy Tech Community College
  • Newport – Vermillion County Courthouse
  • Tipton – Purdue Extension Tipton County office

Registration deadline is Saturday (Oct. 10), and the workshop fee is $150 per person. The fee includes the “Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing” workbook, lunch both days and follow-up technical assistance. Checks should be payable to Purdue University.

A workshop brochure with additional information and a registration form can be downloaded by logging onto http://www.pcrd.purdue.edu/documents/grant_writing/sf09_gww_brochure.pdf . Additional information also is available by contacting Peggy Hosea at 765-236-0955, phosea@purdue.edu

The workshop is sponsored by Purdue Extension and the Purdue Center for Regional Development.

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