Seminar on Applying for Grants

For the fourth year, Supervisor Federal Glover is sponsoring a day-long seminar on writing applications for grants.

“In this economy with everybody’s budgets getting trimmed, it is important that the agencies providing services to the public find funding wherever they can find it,” said Glover.

The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Los Medanos College, Library Community Room L109 in Pittsburg.

Originally intended to help East County nonprofit community-based organizations find additional funding for their programs, the seminar has expanded to include government agencies and other groups seeking ways to finance their programs. The program has become so popular that participants are coming from all over the Bay Area and is now held twice a year.

“Normally these workshops cost hundreds of dollars,” said David Fraser, Glover’s chief of staff and who plans and is one of the presenters at the cost-free seminars. “There are certain requirements that foundations look for and I try to emphasize how those should be written. It can mean the difference between rejection and acceptance.”

Space is limited and pre-registration is required at the supervisor’s website at

“The intention of these workshops is to try and keep the social safety net in place so no one who needs assistance falls through the cracks,” said Glover.

For more information, call 925-427-8138.

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