“Grant Writing 101” Set for March 27 & 29 at Montgomery College

Montgomery College’s "Grant Writing 101" seminar, set for Tuesday/Thursday, March 27 and 29, details the components of a typical grant proposal, including foundation research, how to effectively write a cover letter, the importance of needs assessment, data collection and evaluation. The seminar emphasizes presenting an organization's problem statement in a clear, concise manner. The $86 seminar fee includes a copy of "Writing to Win," by Ron Ayer. “Grant Writing 101” will be conducted at Montgomery College on March 27 and 29, from 6-9:30 p.m., in TEM T106.

According to seminar leader Juanita Stanley, grants administrator for Montgomery County, attendees at previous 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."

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

To register, call (936) 273-7446. For more information about the seminar, contact Stephen Koszewski at (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.

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