SOAR is proud to partner with Grant Ready Kentucky, Somerset-Pulaski Economic Development Authority (SPEDA), and Somerset Community College (SCC) to host a Grants 101 and 201 Workshop on July 25-26 in Somerset.
This hands-on introduction to grant writing will provide the steps and resources to compete and secure grant dollars.
Somerset Community College
Somerset, KY 42501
You can register for the event HERE.
Our goal is to equip organizations with the basics to identify, compete, and ultimately win funding from federal and state governments and foundations.
Registration is only $25 with lunch and snacks provided.
Registrants are required to attend on both days and a representative from the organization should bring a laptop.
Scholarships are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
During the two days, you’ll learn about and complete actual work related to
- Proposal Planning and Writing
- Reviewing a Request for Proposal
- Identifying data to validate problem(s) and solution(s)
- Development Outcomes, Methods, and Action Steps
- Creating an Evaluation Plan and Budget
- Discussing Requirement Attachments to Grant Applications
- Identifying Data Sources for supporting the problem
- Reviewing a funded grant application
- Discovering how to find federal grant opportunities
- Discovering how to find private foundation grant opportunities
Melissa Vermillion will facilitate the workshops. She is one of only a dozen people in Kentucky to earn the Grant Professional Certification through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute. Vermillion is a grant writer at Hazard Community & Technical College, where she has served in that capacity since 2012.
She serves on the Kentucky Chapter of Grants Professional Association’s Board of Directors. Vermillion has extensive experience working with and securing funding through government agencies and foundations, including
- U.S. Department of Agriculture
- Economic Development Administration
- Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Program
- Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
- National Endowment for the Arts
- National Endowment for the Humanities
- Appalachian Regional Commission
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA)
- U.S. Department of Education TRIO Program
- James Graham Brown Foundation
Don’t wait. Register for the Grant Workshop HERE.