Workshop can help grant writers prepare winning proposals

Monday, August 6, 2018

Are you interested in learning about grant writing? Would you like to enhance your grant writing skills?

If you answered yes, to any of the questions listed above, the Beginning Guide to Grant Writing is for you. The Beginner’s Guide to Grant Writing workshop will take place: Aug. 27 and Tuesday, Oct. 2 at the Putnam County Fairgrounds, 191 U.S. 231, Greencastle, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The two-day workshop teaches grant writers of all skill levels how to prepare and submit a professional proposal. The 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,” Kris Parker, regional community development educator 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. Individuals, who represent Putnam County nonprofit agencies, who complete both days of the seminar will receive a $250 grant to the organization that they represent. Limit of two grants per organization, however no grants will be made if the individual received a grant for attending the seminar in the past.

Registration is available by visiting For more information, contact Jennifer Cannon at 653-8411 or

Upcoming Dates:

Aug. 3-19 – Indiana State Fair.

Aug. 15 – My Record of Achievement 4-H Workshop, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Extension Office.

Aug. 22- Women Walk Putnam County kickoff luncheon, 10:30 a.m.

Aug. 22- Get Walk’ IN Program. Contact Extension office to register.

Aug. 27- Beginning Guide to Grant Writing.

Aug. 27 – Start of Purdue Master Gardener course.

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