Grant Writing Seminar Set for Nov. 3 at Montgomery College

Published on: September 27, 2007

Montgomery College’s “Grant Writing 101” seminar is set for Saturday, November 3, from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The seminar participants will acquire skills in grant writing requirements, organizational and flow charts, identify sources for finding funding agencies, list major components of a proposal, develop proposal vocabulary and objectives, write a letter of introduction to a funding agency, and utilize proposal outline to write a letter of interest

According to seminar leader Juanita Stanley, grants administrator for Montgomery County, attendees at earlier sessions were "astonished at the number of grant making institutions and the amounts of money available. Search engine Web sites concerning government and private grants were explored with great excitement." 

"Additionally," she said, "they were appreciative of a concise outline of the topics to be covered in a proposal. They grasped the need to make a funding agency as quickly as possible familiar with their organization as well as the concept and action plan of the project they were proposing. I feel that the participants left much more confident that they could generate a proposal that would be reviewed seriously by a funding agency. This seminar will allow organizations to learn basic grant writing procedures."

Stanley has more than 25 years of increasingly responsible executive and administrative experience in non-profit, governmental and educational organizations, including public relations, fund-raising, project monitoring, special event coordination, and volunteerism. She is also a Texas certified teacher.

The seminar fee is $86, which includes all class materials.

To register, call (936) 273-7446. For more information about the seminar, contact Stephen Koszewski at stephen.koszewski@lonestar.edu or (936) 273-7435.

Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000 or visit montgomery.lonestar.edu.

North Harris Montgomery Community College District, among the largest and fastest-growing community colleges in Texas, comprises North Harris College, Kingwood College, Tomball College, Montgomery College, Cy-Fair College, six satellite centers and The University Center.