Track Leader: Christy Bailey
You have a great idea on how to solve problems in your community or to make it a better place for everyone to live, but now you need the resources to do it. One way to do that is to seek funding through the many sources of available grants. This track provides the beginning grant writer with the skills and information needed to develop funding proposals targeting different grantors including foundations, community organizations and state and federal agencies. This track will lead you through the process of identifying and documenting the needs of your community to creating a plan for implementing and evaluating your program. Sources of information for available grants will be explored and samples of grants written by others will be critiqued. Expect to be highly involved as your team works together to develop a grant proposal. This track is for those with little or no experience in grant writing.
Christy Bailey has more than 20 years of experience preparing grant proposals to federal, state and private funding sources. She currently serves as the executive director of the Coal Heritage Highway Authority and National Coal Heritage Area Authority.