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Free grant writing workshops at Peru State Oct. 3 & 4


September 16, 2013, 4:30 p.m. CDT

(Peru, Neb.) Peru State College and the Nemaha County Development Foundation Fund (NCDFF) have partnered to provide two free grant writing workshop for students and area community members Oct. 3 and 4.

The workshops are designed for beginners and those interested in refreshing their grant writing skills.

Attendees can select from two sessions, both of which will be held in the CATS Conference Room at Peru State. They are scheduled from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3 or 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. Refreshments will be provided.

Registration is required. Contact Linda Moody at 402-872-2239 or as soon as possible to reserve a seat as space is limited.

Workshop facilitators are Dr. Jill Smith, Ph.D. and L.T. Smith of LT & J Consultants. The pair has worked in grant writing, non-profit organization and strategic planning for more than nine years.

Peru State Institute for Community Engagement Director Dr. Julie Taylor-Costello said, “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students and community members to gain some initial knowledge about writing grants or sharpen skills they already possess. More and more employers list grant writing as a preferred skill in job postings, no matter the industry. The workshops will give students a chance to at least gain some understanding of what employers are looking for.”

Peru State First Lady Elaine Hanson, member of the NCDFF said, “I have worked with Jill and L.T. in the past and found them to be extremely knowledgeable about grant writing and are superb in creating an atmosphere that is engaging for participants. They are customizing this workshop for the needs of citizens and nonprofits in Nemaha County.”

NCFDD President Pat Castle said, “The grant writing workshops align with our belief of investing in the people of Nemaha County by giving back. This is a wonderful opportunity for our citizens and nonprofits in Nemaha County and we hope many take advantage of the free workshop. We are grateful to Peru State College for the partnership.”     

For more information about the workshops, contact Elaine Hanson at 641-512-6132 or