June 7 SDSU Extension will host grant-writing conference

SDSU Extension will host a grant writing conference for community leaders and local volunteers who are interested in learning how to create winning grant applications.

Writing Your Future Grant Conference will cover a variety of topics including; assembling a local leadership team, resources for identifying grants, finding matching funds, administration of funded projects, creating a community foundation and more. Sessions will be relevant for beginners as well as more advanced volunteer grant writers.

A panel of public and private grant funders will discuss grant opportunities offered through their organizations and give insight into what makes an application successful. Attendees will be given time throughout the day to talk with these funders first hand.

“The conference also includes a fun and easy way for attendees to test their grant writing skills through a Mock Grant Contest,” said Kelly Roseland, SDSU Extension Community Development Grants Coordinator. “The contest application asks questions that are commonly found on other grant applications so doing this exercise will be a great way to practice for other opportunities.”

SDSU Extension Staff will review and comment on all applications. The top three will be awarded prizes for the grant writers and their community. Download the application at http://igrow.org/product/writing-your-future/.

Writing Your Future Grant Conference will be held Friday, June 7, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Technical Institute Technology Center at 1800 E. Spruce Street, Mitchell.

Registration is free to Horizons community members and $40 to non-Horizons community attendees. Register on-line athttp://igrow.org/product/writing-your-future/ or contact kelly.roseland@sdstate.edu or call (605) 852-2633. Deadline for registration is 5 p.m. on May 31.

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