Event Details

Professional Development Day 1 - Grant Writing

2/22/2024 - 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
TOI Office, 3217 Northfield Dr, Springfield, IL 62702

Grant Writing for Local Government Agencies

The TOI Education Program is pleased to offer several Professional Development Courses in 2024 for township officials and staff. The first program of the year is Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the TOI Office in Springfield. The session is limited to 25 attendees. The cost is $75 and includes lunch. The seminar is scheduled from 10am – 3pm to accommodate travel time.

You know the challenges of funding your local programs. You also know that grant funding is one piece of a diverse funding plan. Applying for grants, however, is time-consuming and requires specialized expertise. This half-day workshop is designed for Illinois township officials and employees with little or no experience writing a grant proposal. Kristin Olson will demonstrate how to conduct a grant search and help you discern if a grant opportunity is a good fit for your funding needs. Then she’ll walk you through the process of writing a grant narrative, including the need statement, evaluation plan, and budget. Last, but not least, Kristin will pass along her tips of the trade to help you put the finishing touches on your proposal before you submit it.

*Deadline to register is Thursday, February 15, 2024*