Workshop set for Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing

Monday, January 16, 2017

Are you interested in learning about grants? Would you like to hear from experts about improving your grant writing skills?

If you answered yes to either of the listed questions, consider participating in the upcoming Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing workshop.

Purdue Extension is offering an introductory course on preparing grant proposals. The Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing workshop will take place at Putnam County Fairgrounds, 191 U.S. 231, Greencastle, on Wednesday, March 8 and Wednesday, April 12.

The two-day workshop teaches grant writers of all skill levels how to prepare and submit a professional proposal. The two-day workshops take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time on both days.

The two-day workshop is geared toward those who work or volunteer for nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, community clubs, and local government units and departments. Participants will learn how to develop ideas for winning grant proposals, identify and work with funding sources, and understand the proposal development, submission and review process. Professional review of a draft proposal is also included.

“Participants in previous workshops have received millions of dollars in funding, allowing them to expand community facilities, purchase needed equipment, and increase their services,” Regional Community Development Educator Kris Parker with Purdue Extension said.

Registration is $175 per person and includes a workbook, reference materials and lunch both days.

Through a partnership with the Putnam County Community Foundation, an exciting grant incentive opportunity exists. Putnam County 501c3 organizations who successfully complete the entire workshop will receive a $250 grant from the Foundation

Registration is available by visiting

For more information, contact Jennifer Cannon at 653-8411 or

Visit or contact the local Purdue Extension Office by calling 653-8411 for more information regarding this week’s column topic or to RSVP for upcoming events. It is always best to call first to assure items are ready when you arrive and to RSVP for programs. While many publications are free, some do have a fee.

Upcoming Events

Jan. 19 -- Mindful Eating for a Healthy Weight Webinar, 2 p.m. Register at

Jan. 24 -- Bi-State Gardening Clinic, Covington, 6 p.m., $20. Register at 765-793-2297

Feb. 3 -- Health and Human Science Parenting Group “Childhood Communication,” Gobin Church, 10:30 a.m.

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: