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Ohio EPA Offering Grant Writing Training
Trainings scheduled for October and December 2016
Business leaders, nonprofit representatives and educators who are interested in learning more about Ohio EPA’s Environmental Education grants are encouraged to register for free grant writing workshops. Ohio EPA is offering the free two-part, one-day trainings to help would-be applicants decide which grants work for their organizations and how to write a winning grant proposal.
The workshops are being offered:
- Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – ODNR, Wildlife District 1, 1500 Dublin Road, Columbus. Sponsored by Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) Region 1, ODNR, Division of Wildlife and the Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education. Email registration for this training must be received at firstname.lastname@example.org by Oct. 7. Questions should be directed to Dennis Clement at (614) 644-2048.
- Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at 12 West Wenger Road, Englewood, Ohio. Sponsored by Environmental Education Council of Ohio (EECO) Region 4, NRCS Area 4 Office, Englewood Service Center and the Ohio EPA, Office of Environmental Education. Email registration for this training must be received at email@example.com by Dec. 2. Questions should be directed to Dennis Clement at (614) 644-2048.
Grant Writing 101 will cover finding the right funder and help attendees identify foundations, corporations and government grant programs. Grant Writing 102 covers writing a winning proposal by avoiding common mistakes, developing realistic objectives and correctly identifying activities and budgets. We also will discuss the other opportunities offered by the Ohio Environmental Education Fund. Both workshops are offered each day.
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.