Thursday, January 17, 2019 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST

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The Center for Rural Development
2292 South Highway 27
Somerset, KY 42501



Patti Simpson 

Grant Writing 101 with Melissa Vermillion

Melissa Vermillion has been a grant writer for Hazard Community and Technical College for six years. She has successful written grant applications to the U.S.  Department of Agriculture, National Endowment of the Arts, Appalachian Regional Commission, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA), the Department of Education TRIO Programs, and several private funders.   Prior to joining the college, she was the director for Aging Programs in Perry County where she was also successful in a variety grant opportunities.  Melissa has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from Morehead State University and is currently pursuing her MBA at Morehead State University.  She has been married to Kevin Vermillion for 27 years and has two teenagers, Rebekah and Alex.


Grant Writing 101

Course Description: If you are a beginning grant writer, this course will provide you with the essential tools needed to write a successful grant proposal from start to finish. For those more experienced, this workshop will sharpen your skills and keep you up-to-date through discussions of current grant writing trends. Learn about the grantsmanship process - from foundation research and cultivation to the development and writing of a winning proposal. You will learn about the typical questions funders ask when considering a proposal and the criteria used. Tips for ensuring grant compliance and improving your chances of future grant success will be discussed.

1-Day/Time: 9:00 – 4:00
Ballroom 1st Floor