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Grants 101 & 201 Workshop: Lexington

Thursday, August 29, 2024 9:00 AM - Friday, August 30, 2024 4:00 PM (EDT)


KNN and Grant Ready Kentucky are proud to present this two-day grant workshop in Northern Kentucky on August 29 and 30 at the BCTC Leestown Campus. 

This Grants 101 & 201 Workshop series, led by grant professional Melissa Vermillion, GPC, MBA, will teach participants how to research and apply for grant funding for nonprofits. Day One provides an introduction to the grant process, and Day Two takes a deeper dive into a winning federal grant application.

Event details

  • Participants are encouraged to attend both days but may register for either day
  • Coffee, pastries, and lunch will be provided on both days
  • Participants should plan to bring a laptop to follow along with course materials
  • Dates: Thursday, August 29 and Friday, August 30
  • Times: 9am - 4pm ET each day, with check-in opening at 8:30 am each day

In Grants 101 - Introduction to Grant Writing (Day 1 - August 29), participants will learn:

  • The basics of writing styles
  • Proposal planning
  • Proposal writing format
  • Basic grant components
  • How to identify the problem
  • Providing outcomes, methods, and objectives
  • Budgets
  • Required attachments

In Grants 201 - Federal Grants Workshop (Day 2 - August 30), participants will learn:

  • How to find grant opportunities
  • How to review a grant solicitation
  • How to find and use data for the needs section
  • How to review examples of sections in a funded grant application
  • What makes a grant application competitive

About the instructor: 

Melissa Vermillion, GPC, MBA has extensive experience with state and federal grant writing as well as a particular interest in assisting rural nonprofits and communities achieve their goals. She is one of only a few individuals in Kentucky who have earned the Grant Professional Certification through the Grant Professionals Certification Institute. Melissa has successfully written grant applications to a variety of public and private funders, securing over $40 million in grant funding. Learn more about Melissa's profile and specialties on Grant Ready Kentucky's website.

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KNN Members: $50 both days; $30 one day only

Potential Members: $80 both days; $45 one day only

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BCTC Leestown Campus, C-136 Conference Center (Building C)
164 Opportunity Way
Lexington, KY 40511 United States
Thursday, August 29, 2024 9:00 AM - Friday, August 30, 2024 4:00 PM (EDT)
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