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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Monday, October 08, 2012

Grant Writing Seminars Offered

Contact Information:

Meg Matthews

Public Relations Manager

mmatthews@littlerock.org

(501) 804-4822

 

Press Release

 

CITY OF LITTLE ROCK

GRANT WRITING AND MANAGEMENT TRAINING

FALL 2012 SCHEDULE

(Little Rock – October 8, 2012)

 

The City of Little Rock Finance Department is offering classes on various aspects of grant writing and management.  These classes are available for free for all city employees, Little Rock Neighborhood Associations, City of Little Rock outside agencies, Little Rock non-profit agencies, Little Rock sub-grant recipients and grant partners. Class size is limited, so be sure to register early and let the Grants Division know if you cannot attend.  To register for any or all of the classes, contact Caran Curry, Grants Manager at 501-371-4583 or by email at ccurry@littlerock.org and specify which of the classes you would like to attend.   All classes will be held in the second floor Board Room at City Hall at 500 West Markham from 2 PM until 5 PM.   Free parking is available behind City Hall.   

 

The first class is entitled “Grant Writing 101” and will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2012. It will focus on the importance of organizational readiness, the planning process and the design of grants.   It will also cover ways to locate appropriate grant opportunities including using Grants.gov and the Foundation Center.   It will also address the most important topic of relationships with granting agencies.

 

The second class is entitled “Writing the Grant Narrative” and will be held on Wednesday, October 17, 2012.  This class is designed for the novice grant writer and will feature things to do to make the application more competitive. Topics include writing the proposal narrative, goals and objectives, sustainability, letters of support, documenting and describing collaborative efforts, Memoranda of Understanding, and more.

 

The third class is entitled “Creating a Grant Budget” and will be held on Wednesday, October 24, 2012.  This seminar will be most useful to individuals who have never prepared a budget for a federal grant project.  It will also cover allowable and unallowable costs, and computing and documenting match.

 

The fourth class will feature a panel of grant writers who will answer questions and will provide tips on grant writing.  It will be held on October, 31, 2012.

 

The last two classes are entitled “Effective Grants Management” and will be held on Wednesday, November 7 and 14, 2012. These two classes will be most useful to individuals who actually manage federal or state grants, but is also helpful for grant writers to understand all of the obligations that grants entail.  Topics will include the types of grants, grant statutes, regulations, Office of Management and Budget Circulars, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, pre-award agreements, project implementation, time and effort documentation, timely expenditure of funding, draw downs, Cash Management Act, financial management, program income, procurement, audit requirements in including SEFA, certified assurances, debarment and suspension, record retention, inventory, recordkeeping and retention, copyright and rights in data, prior authorizations, interest, non-supplanting, and closeout requirements.  Audit requirements in including SEFA, A-133 Cumulative Supplement and submission will also be covered.


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