One-day, intensive training sessions seek to catalyze requests for funding in region
The Center for a Better South will offer one-day grant-writing courses in February and March by recognized professionals to help organizations improve skills for seeking federal funding available through the S.C. Promise Zone.
“We’ve heard in focus groups this fall from Jasper County to Barnwell County that people want specialized training so that they can apply for various federal grants that are available to organizations and communities through the Promise Zone designation,” Better South President Andy Brack said. “Our new grant-writing sessions are the first of several entrepreneurial training opportunities designed to help people learn more so we can accomplish Promise Zone goals.” Read more
Story below. Workshop participants include, from left: Pamela Davis, Barnwell Parks and Rec; Phillip Ford, Regional Medical Center, Orangeburg; Tim Hicks, Barnwell School District 45; Michele Cardwell, USDA State Office – Columbia; Sheena Solomon, Hampton School District 2; Johnny Davis, Jasper County Parks and Rec; Danny Lucas, Estill Town Administrator; Mallory Biering, Keep Bamberg Beautiful; mDevona Youmans, Hampton School District 2; Brittany Barnwell, Bamberg County Emergency Services; Rebecca Owens, Hampton County; Kathy Tharin, Allendale PZ Action Team; Erica Salley, USDA State Office – Columbia; Russell Wells, Jasper County Emergency Services; Michelle Strickland, Walterboro Tourism Director; Pam Nobles, Barnwell, SCA; and Donald Dodd, Jasper County Fire & Rescue. (HIGH-RES PHOTO DOWNLOAD)
Four-day program prepares Promise Zone partners on how to seek funding
JAN. 8, 2017 – Seventeen Promise Zone representatives recently completed an intensive, four-day Grant Writing Certification Program offered by SouthernCarolina Alliance to give them better tools to seek grants and take advantage of opportunities offered by the Promise Zone designation.
“We have heard some frustrations from our partners, supporters and the general public on how hard it is to find relevant grant opportunities, conduct appropriate research, write compelling applications and win grant money that’s available,” said Promise Zone Coordinator Dean Van Pelt. “Based on input from several focus groups, the Promise Zone’s lead organizer, SouthernCarolina Alliance, contracted with the University of South Carolina to offer a four-day grant-writing program to improve the skill sets of our partners and supporters so we can write more and better applications, which we hope will lead to more funding to help people in our six-county region.” Read more
New funding opportunities and resources for the S.C. Lowcountry Promise Zone
There are several timely events and opportunities that Promise Zone partners and supporters may find helpful, including:
- NEW: Grants workshop, Columbia, July 18-19. Details below.
- REMINDER: Community development training, July 13, Walterboro.
- NEW: Promise Neighborhood funding available
- NEW: July 20 webinar on Our Town opportunities