Grant Writing Seminar Set for Montgomery College

Montgomery College’s grant writing seminar is set to begin Tuesday, September 18, meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays until Thursday, October 11. The course, which runs from 6-8:30 p.m. each session, covers in-depth skills training in strategic planning, fiscal responsibilities and accountability, program development, networking strategies, research methodology, key components of grant proposals, and program evaluation. A response to an actual Request for Proposal will be developed as a class project.

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 session will allow organizations to learn the procedure for a strategic planning process and to create a proposal to be used for an actual grant request."

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 $104, 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.