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Free Grant Writing Workshop

Posted by The City of Tallahassee Office of Grants Management and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ; Posted on 
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Free Grant Writing Workshop




The City of Tallahassee Office of Grants Management and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are co-sponsoring a grant writing workshop on October 24-25, 2016. The workshop is entitled “The Art and Science of Grant Writing.” The workshop presenters are: Alicia Scott-Ford, Field Office Director and Fredric Washington, Senior Management Analyst, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The workshop is free and open to the public, non-profit and for-profit organizations, as well as anyone interested in the area of community and economic development. The workshop will be held in the City Commission Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 300 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, Florida.

Overall, the workshop will provide grant writing training, highlighting funding opportunities and available programs offered through HUD and the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD). Participants will learn how to develop strategies that bring resources together, how to leverage and build community assets, and how to effectively implement programs and increase the likelihood of successful projects.  For workshop details please review the agenda attached and copied below.  If you have any questions please contact Wanda Whitehead at 850-891-8724.

Attendees will receive a certificate for attending both days of training.  Please use the Eventbrite link to register for the two-day workshop:

The Art and Science of Grant Writing

City Hall, City Commission Chambers, 300 South Adams Street, Tallahassee, FL.  October 24-25, 2016



Monday, October 24, 2016

8:30 – 9:00             Registration:   City Hall, second floor

9:00 – 9:10             Welcome:  Alicia Scott-Ford, Field Office Director, U.S. Department of HUD

9:10 – 9:45             Overview of Capacity Building Training: The Business of Sharing, Getting the Money, and New Market Tax Credits – Fredric Washington, Operations Specialist, Jacksonville HUD Field Office

9:45 – 10:15           Community Planning and Development Funding Opportunities and   Brownfields

10:15 – 10:30         Collaboration Building Exercise – Winning Together

10:30 – 10:45         Break

10:45 – 11:15         Organizational Development:  Making Your Agency Standout/your Organizational Resume

11:15 – 11:45          Finding and Applying for Grants Based on Your Organization’s Mission Statements

11:45 – 12:45         Lunch on your own

12:45 – 02:30          Let’s Get Started Writing That Grant

2:30 – 02:45            Introduction of the Logic Model

2:45 – 03:15            Strategic Planning Goals and Policy Priorities

3:15 – 3:30              Break

3:30 – 4:00              Capacity Building: The Business of Sharing

4:00 – 4:30              Corporate Identity:  Creating Jobs, Businesses, and Partnerships


Tuesday, October 25 , 2016

8:30 – 9:05            HUD Programs at Work for You: Fair Housing & Equal Opportunity, Single Family and Multifamily Housing, Public Housing, Community   Planning & Development

9:05 – 10:00          Financial Management

  • Rating Factor – Soundness of Approach
  • Rating Factor – Leveraging of Resources
  • Rating Factor – Achieving Results and Program Evaluation

10:00 – 10:30        Budget

  • Executive Summary
  • Sources of funding and other important concepts

10:30 – 10:45        Break

10:45 – 12:00        20 Minute Logic Model /Putting It All Together

12:00 – 12:30        Grant Application – Submission:  Time to Press the Button

12:30 – 1:30          Lunch on your own

1:30 – 2:30           New Markets Tax Credit Round Table Discussion

2:30 – 2:45           Break

2:45 – 3:15           Winning Team Selected Group Exercise

3:15 – 4:15           Final concepts – Emerging Organizations

4:15 – 4:30           Audience comments, suggestions and Adjourn


2 comments Add yours

  1. Do I need to register for this workshop?


    • There should be contact info to email or call to get more details.


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