The purpose of this workshop is to connect citizens in southern Minnesota with grant opportunities with the goal of enhancing opportunity and prosperity for all citizens in southern Minnesota.
By convening representatives from federal, state and local agencies with community based organizations, this workshop will foster the sharing of information and strategies relating to applying for and obtaining federal grants. During this day long workshop, participants will hear about available resources, learn how to research grant opportunities, review best practices in grant writing, and discover current trends in funding.
One of the breakout session tracks in this workshop is titled "Energizing Communities through Alternative Energy." Representatives of the US Dept. of Energy, MN Dept. of Commerce State Energy Office, Joel Haskard of CERTS and Lisa Noty of USDA Rural Development have been invited to provide leadership for this track. They will have resources, both financial and informational to share with attendees.
Plenary speakers will focus on the process of seeking grant funding both at the federal and state levels. The event is hosted by Congressman Tim Walz who will provide the keynote address. Please see the attached workshop brochure for further information.