Extension offers grant writing workshop

A grant writing workshop is scheduled to be presented in Webster County on April 4 for representatives of nonprofits, local government and schools.

Grant Writing 101 will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications. The workshop will be presented from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 4 at the Triton Cafe Board Meeting Room (100/101), Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge. The program is sponsored by Iowa Central Community College and Iowa State University Extension — Webster County.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, iPad or tablet device to the workshop, if they have one available.

The fee for the workshop is $30 which must be paid in advance by calling 574-1293; the registration deadline is April 1. The fee will include a buffet dinner in the Great Western Dining Service prior to the start of the workshop.

The training will be presented by Jane Nolan Goeken, a Community and Economic Development program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Goeken has 30 years of successful grant experience, including extensive work writing grant applications for a variety of federal, state, local and foundation grant programs. She has also served as a grant application reviewer and has helped set up grant award and review programs.

Goeken will assist workshop participants in exploring various public and private funding sources, and provide instruction and tips on planning projects and writing successful grant applications. For more information about the workshop, contact Jane Goeken at jngoeken@iastate.edu or 712-240-2504.

Call 574-1293 to register and pay by April 1. Registration is required.