Subsidized tuition available for Clallam County participants of April grant-writing workshop

Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — Prevention Works will subsidize tuition for Clallam County participants in a grant-writing workshop and is seeking applicants.

The Grantsmanship Center of Los Angeles will present a five-day training program April 21-25 in the second-floor meeting room of The Landing mall, 115 E. Railroad Ave.

Tuition is $895. A discounted tuition of $550 for Clallam County participants is available through Prevention Works, which is hosting the workshop as part of its five-year plan to prevent child abuse and neglect, substance abuse and violence.

Applications for subsidized tuition, and payment by check or money order, must be postmarked no later than March 14.

The workshop is for social service agencies, tribes, nonprofits, civic groups and individuals, said Mary Doherty, coordinator of Prevention Works.

Participants will research funding sources, prepare grant proposals and learn to review them as funders do.

Attendees will leave the workshop with a completed proposal and a network of others in the community who share an interest in acquiring grants to address local projects.

To be selected, participants must be committed to the entire week of training, be concerned about community problems and be willing, if needed, to collaborate on potential grant proposals for communitywide needs that may arise in the next year, organizers said.

Twenty-one slots

Twenty-one slots are available. Priority will be given to Clallam County applicants.

Remaining seats will be offered to applicants from outside the county for the full $895 tuition.

Applicants will be notified of acceptance March 20.

Any applicant not selected will receive a 100 percent refund.

Participants must provide their own laptop computers with Wi-Fi capacity to link to the connection provided on site and their own lunches.

Snacks and beverages will be provided twice each day.

“We anticipate a strong positive response. The word from people who keep community efforts strong is that this is a needed opportunity to better train local agency staff and nonprofit volunteers to seek and secure additional funding of local projects,” said Norma Turner, Prevention Works board chairwoman.

The group's offer of nearly half the cost for the workshop is a “strong statement of shared investment in local communities and a concrete way to stimulate prevention efforts in Clallam County,” Turner said.

The Grantsmanship Center has provided training for novice and experienced grant writers for more than 40 years. For more information, visit www.tgci.com.

Email questions to Doherty at marymargdoherty@hotmail.com prior to the March 14 application deadline.

Last modified: February 18. 2014 8:15PM
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