Grow Greene slates grant writing workshop

A grant writing workshop is scheduled to be presented in Jefferson Nov. 29 for representatives of nonprofits, local government and schools.

Grant Writing 101 will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications. The workshop will be presented Thursday, Nov. 29, from 5:30 to 8:30 pm at the Greene County Community Center in Jefferson. The workshop is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension – Greene County and Grow Greene County.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop computer, iPad or tablet device to the workshop, if they have one available.

There is no fee for the workshop, which includes a light meal served at the start of the program. However, pre-registration is required and class size is limited. Register by calling the Greene County Extension office at 515-386-2138 by Nov. 26.

The training will be presented by Jane Nolan Goeken, a Community and Economic Development program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Goeken has more than 30 years of experience working with grants, and has written successful applications for a variety of federal, state, local and foundation grant programs. She has also served as a grant application reviewer and has helped set up grant award and review programs.

Goeken will assist workshop participants in exploring various public and private funding sources, and provide instruction and tips on planning projects and writing successful grant applications. For more information about the workshop, contact Jane Goeken at jngoeken [at] iastate [dot] edu or 712-240-2504.

Grow Greene County encourages organizations that will be seeking grants through Grow Greene County Gaming Corporation or the Greene County Community Foundation to attend. Attendance is limited to 30 people and Greene County organizations will be given priority.

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