Lafayette Consolidated Government, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), is offering instruction on competitive grant writing via a two-day Technical Assistance, Capacity Building and Grant Writing Training Nov. 1-2 in Lafayette. The event is free, however online registration is required due to limited capacity. Participation is on a first-to-register basis.
The two-day workshop is ideal for staff and volunteers of civic leagues, faith-based, community nonprofit groups, community housing development organizations and community development corporations interested in first-hand instruction from HUD staff and partners to enhance their organization’s capacity and infrastructure to prepare successful grant applications. Participants should plan to attend the training on both days which will include key elements to prepare and compete for federal funding, understanding the grant application process, factors for award, board development, organizational capacity building, leveraging public/private funding, outcomes and performance measurement, and hands-on exercises in grant elements. Attendees will also learn about HUD programs, Office of Investigation, Community Development Block Grants Disaster Recovery Funds, other federal and state agencies, local parish offices, foundations, banks, lending institutions and institutions and other available resources.
The two-day workshop will be held Nov. 1-2 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on both days at Vermilionville Performance Center (300 Fisher Road) in Lafayette. The workshop is free but online registration is required at https://apps.hud.gov/emarc/index.cfm?fuseaction=emar.registerEvent&eventId=3463&update=N. Attendees are asked to notify the workshop organizers of any special accommodations by October 25, 2018.