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K-State Research and Extension
123 Umberger Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

July 13, 2021

A Community Development Idea for Your PDC

Submitted by Nancy Daniels

Grant Writing Workshop

Even though Kansas leads the world in agricultural production, everyone knows our people are our greatest asset. When we increase the capacity of our people to attain their hopes and dreams, life improves for all of us. Hosting a grant writing workshop has the ability to increase all seven community capitals. Building a walking trail? Providing social services? Preserving history? Providing emergency medical services? They’re all supplemented by grant dollars.

Grant Writing classes have gone online, but they are still hosted by local extension units or districts; it's a great way for the Community Development PDC to use their influence to market a successful grant workshop. Since the workshops are online, it doesn’t matter where participants are located. The facilitator, Community Vitality Specialist Nancy Daniels, markets your workshop to state partners like the Kansas Association of Counties, Kansas Library Association, Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas Community Foundations, Kansas Department of Commerce, African American Caucus, and Grass and Grains. 

The workshop costs $60 and consists of six hours of synchronous training along with many downloadable online resources, and small group interaction. Registration and payment are online at K-State’s Global Campus, eliminating that local responsibility. If you or your community would like to host a workshop, please email Nancy Daniels.