Division of Compliance Assistance to Offer Free Intro to Grant Writing and Community Revitalization Workshops

Join us for our free, one-day grant writing workshop, which will provide participants with a solid understanding of grant writing tips and tricks that will help make proposals more attractive to funding agencies.

This workshop will highlight environmental and community development grants, but the materials will be applicable to many other types of grant applications from federal government and foundation funding agencies. The last portion of the workshop will highlight the upcoming  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Brownfield Grant application, BUILD Act information and any changes in guidelines.

Each year the EPA releases a call for proposals for Brownfield Cleanup, Assessment and Revolving Loan Fund Grants to assist communities inventory, assess, remediate and rehabilitate environmentally impaired properties.

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 the fall with grant applications due shortly thereafter.

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
  • How to address brownfield grant questions

 Who should attend?

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

Three dates and locations are available:
Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Owensboro, KY
Thursday, September 13, 2018, Hazard, KY
Friday, September 21, 2018, Frankfort, KY

Times: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Local time

Check out the draft agenda.

To register, go to dca.ticketleap.com.

If you have questions or would like to find out more information, contact Elizabeth McNulty at elizabeth.mcnulty@ky.gov or call 502-782-6414.