Free Intro to Grant Writing and Community Revitalization Workshops Available Across the State

Each year the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) releases a call for proposals for Brownfield Cleanup and Assessment Grants to assist communities in doing an inventory, making assessments, remediating and getting environmentally impaired properties back into reuse.

Brownfields are properties that are abandoned or underutilized due to contamination or the perception of contamination. They can include former dry cleaning establishments, old factories, mine-scarred lands, meth labs, abandoned schools and hospitals, just to name a few.

This year, the EPA is planning to release guidance in mid-to-late September with grants being due in December. In order to help communities and other applicants prepare better applications, the Kentucky Brownfield Redevelopment Program is hosting its annual Intro to Grant Writing and Community Revitalization Workshops, starting in September. These free workshops give attendees the tools that they need to prepare competitive grant applications. The workshop provides an overview of grant writing basics (even nonbrownfield grants) and then covers brownfield grants and how to utilize them to leverage other funding for community revitalization projects.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to identify grants for your organization
  • The components of a successful grant proposal
  • Performance measurements and logic models
  • Common mistakes
  • Insight into the federal grant review process
  • How to make your proposal stronger

 Who should attend?

  • Community development professionals
  • Local governments
  • Nonprofits and community groups
  • Quasi-governmental agencies

Workshop dates and locations: 

Sept. 14– Russell Springs

Sept. 22–Frankfort

Sept. 27–Paducah

Oct. 11–Gateway Area

Times: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Local time

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Check out the draft agenda.

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