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Lake County offers free grant-writing workshops

RELEASE DATE: December 18, 2008

TAVARES — Two free grant-writing workshops will be held Saturday, Jan. 10, from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Ingraham Community Center, located at 305 S. Ingraham Ave. in Tavares, and Thursday, Jan. 15, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Lake County Agricultural Center, located 1951 Woodlea Road in Tavares.

Hosted by the Lake County Children’s Services Council, Lake County Department of Community Services and Lake County Grantsmanship Network, the free grant-writing workshops are open to the public.

The first workshop is titled “Grant Writing: The Art and Science,” and it will provide an overview of the grant-writing process from identifying the community’s need to completing the grant application. Participants will develop information to use when considering funding sources, based on the types of funders and types of grants. A brief review of what to look for in a request-for-proposal along with writing tips will be provided.

The second workshop is titled “The Project Development: Using the Logic Model Method.” It will be a hands-on workshop using the United Way national model to develop measurable objectives and outcomes.

Barbara Howell is leading the grant-writing workshops. She has been a grant writer and grant administrator for more than 20 years. She currently works as the Research Coordinator for the College of Health and Public Affairs at the University of Central Florida (UCF). She holds a master’s degree in education and teaches in the Nonprofit Management Masters Program at UCF. She is a founding member of the Lake Sumter Grantsmanship Network and a member of SRA International, a professional society, providing education and support to research administrators around the world.

Seats are limited; reservations for either workshop are required by Wednesday, Jan. 7. For more information or to make reservations, call Rebecca Foley-Kearney at (352) 742-6520 or e-mail rkearney@lakecountyfl.gov; or call Brenda Quattlebaum at (352) 742-6525 or e-mail bquattlebaum@lakecountyfl.gov.

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