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Grants 101 & 201 Workshop: Paducah

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 9:00 AM - Thursday, July 25, 2024 4:00 PM (EDT)


KNN and Grant Ready Kentucky are proud to present this two-day grant workshop in Paducah on July 24 and 25 at the Emerging Technology Center.

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: Wednesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 25
  • Times: 9am - 4pm CT each day, with check-in opening at 8:30 am each day

In Grants 101 - Introduction to Grant Writing (Day 1 - July 24), 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 - July 25), 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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The Emerging Technology Center
5100 Blandville Road Room 109
Paducah, KY 42001 United States
Wednesday, July 24, 2024 9:00 AM - Thursday, July 25, 2024 4:00 PM (EDT)
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