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Grant Writing Workshop Set for April 17

At the Heritage House in Post

Published Feb. 27, 2012 @ 4:07 p.m.
Updated April 9, 2012 @ 11:51 a.m.

There is still time to register for the Grant Writing workshop at the Heritage House in Post, April 17.  Anyone who works for or holds a position of leadership for a non-profit is encouraged to attend to learn how to find appropriate grants and how to write a successful grant proposal.  The workshop is sponsored by the Texas Leadership Institute, a program of the Texas Center for Rural Entrepreneurship and hosted by the Caprock Cultural Association.

According to the course description on the TLI web site:  “Successful grant writing is accomplished by establishing identity and credibility; developing the project; prioritizing potential funders and creating a proposal that tells your story.  Participants in this workshop will learn what it takes to accomplish each of these.  You will experience an in-class writing exercise and take home the tools you need to write an outstanding grant proposal including a winning proposal checklist.’”

The Instructor, Joyce Howze holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Sul Ross State University at Alpine, TX and an Associates of Arts in Liberal Arts from Miami Dade Community College at Miami, FL.  She is actively engaged in Rural Economic Development (EDC) as an EDC Director for the City of Spur and is equally involved in rural economic development for Texas, as the owner of Grant Roundup, a consulting and grant writing business.   In the past six years Joyce has written many successful grants for Texas Rural Communities.  She has a 98% success rate writing grants for Down Town Revitalization, Historic Preservation, Community Development, Tourism Promotion, and local charity projects. 

Registration is 8:00 – 8:30 a.m.; class is 8:30 a.m. – 4:30.  Lunch is included.    Cost of the workshop is $129.00.  Register online at www.texasleadership.org.  Note:  If minimum registration levels are not met the workshop may be rescheduled.  The Heritage House is at 109 No. Avenue N in Post.