Grant Writing Workshop: How to Use Census Data for Grant Writing


MARTINEZ – The Grant Writing workshops sponsored by District 5 County Supervisor Federal Glover is taking a new approach this fall.


“In the 10 years I have been offering the symposiums,” said Glover, “I think we must have helped dozens of Contra Costa community-based organizations and county and city governments obtain extra funding from various sources.”


The Oct. 4, the workshop, offered for free, will differ from previous symposiums by taking a more detailed look on how grant writers can conduct research to strengthen their grant applications. The workshop is being presented in collaboration with the Data Dissemination Branch of the United States Census Bureau.


“While previous seminars focused broadly on grant writing as well as post-award grant administration, this seminar focuses primarily on gathering data utilizing statistical information provided by the Census Bureau and other source,” said David Fraser, Glover’s Chief of Staff who facilitates the workshops, and teaches the subject in the public administration graduate program at CSU East Bay.


Lia Bolden, a specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau, will conduct part of the seminar. She is currently serving as a Data Dissemination Specialist with the Census Bureau’s Customer Liaison Marketing Services, Office where she has conducted hundreds of data centric workshops to the public including Federal, State and local Governments, educational institutions, community agencies and business groups.



Seating is limited. First come, first serve. A light breakfast and lunch will be served.