APRIL 24, 2017 | More than 30 people received grant training in classes last week in Bamberg and Yemassee to help give area leaders more confidence and tools to submit more applications for funding. The classes, taught by South Carolina native Patrick Patterson of Global Partners for Fathers & Families, were funded through a technical training grant to the Center for a Better South by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
In the months ahead, the Center for a Better South plans to have more classes to teach nonprofit and entrepreneurial skills to people who live and work in the Promise Zone, a federal designation that benefits persistently challenged counties in the federal grant process. The next class on May 9 is an Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. (Note: This class is full.)
April 20 training in Bamberg
More than a dozen people met April 20 at the Bamberg County Public Library for the all-day training, which focused on providing tools to make grant-writing more understandable. Part of the benefit of living inside the Promise Zone is it provides extra points on an array of federal grant applications that can give applicants the leg up they need to win funding. Some photos:
April 21 training in Yemassee
On the following day, Patterson met with 17 people at the Lowcountry Council of Government’s facility in the Point South/Yemassee area for the same class to help build capacity for organizations to make grant applications. Some photos: