October 30: Supervisor Glover Offers Free Grant Writing Workshop

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Supervisor Federal Glover has announced a free Grant Proposal Writing Workshop set for October 30 in Hercules. This is a perfect workshop for many non-profits and executive directors of local organizations who are looking to write in hopes of winning monies from a variety of funding sources both locally and nationally. Seats are limited and fill up fast so we would encourage you to sign up as soon as possible.

Here is the information

  • WHAT: Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
  • WHEN: Oct. 30, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
  • WHERE: Hercules Community Center, 2001 Refugio Valley Rd., Hercules, CA
  • COST: No Cost
  • CONTACT: (925) 335-8200

Writing a proposal for a grant is more than a feel-good exercise.

“There are a number of required elements that a proposal must have before it is even considered by the organization handing out the grants,” said Contra Costa Supervisor Federal Glover.

Seeing the need for the county to partner with community-based organizations, Glover began holding workshops on how to write successful grant proposals.

He asked his Chief-of Staff, David Fraser, who teaches university graduate courses on proposal writing and program evaluation, to organize a workshop for those nonprofits and government agencies seeking additional funding. Another county employee, Lavonna Martin, who directs Homeless Services, and is also a grant reviewer for HUD, began copresenting at the workshops.

That was six-years ago. The workshops were so popular, they are now held twice a year.

The next grant-writing workshop is Oct. 30 at the Hercules Community Center and will include lunch and a light breakfast.

In addition, a funding agency is chosen to take part. This fall it is the Community Development Block Grant Program.

There are a limited number of seats so registration is mandatory online at the supervisor’s website: cccounty.us/supervisorglover. The workshop fills up quickly so interested individuals should register as early as possible.

Scores of community-based organizations and government agencies have taken the free day-long course and successfully won thousands of dollars in grants.