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Saturday, April 20, 2024 · 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EST
Cost: $25
Limited to 15 participants (A minimum of five participants is needed for this workshop.)
Venue: Pat Conroy Literary Center | 601 Bladen St Beaufort, SC 29902

Need alone is not enough to win grants. Led by Penny Federspill, Grants Make Cents will provide the basic skills needed to learn the essential elements of successful grant writing. These elements include methods of finding an appropriate grant funder, from your own backyard to paid research data firms.

The presentation will be comprised of all the parts of a grant narrative, accompanied by examples, with special attention directed to needs assessment, objectives, evaluation, and budgeting. This will include hands-on exercises. Time will be allotted to participants to begin to write a grant proposal, with individual assistance as needed. A template will be used to guide the writer; it will be a roadmap to achieving a standard format that can be used and reused. Attendees will also leave with a Tip Sheet and glossary to help in future endeavors.

This in-person workshop will be held at the Pat Conroy Literary Center (601 Bladen St.), limited to 15 participants. (A minimum of 5 needed to hold the class.) $25/person.

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About our instructor:

Penny Federspill has been able to merge her love of learning with helping others to gain access to “free money.” She has 40 years of experience in public school environments in Ohio and South Carolina as an instructor, educator, and administrator. Ms. Federspill has researched, developed, and organized her business, Grants Make Cents, resulting in dozens of funded grants, grant writing workshops, and contracts as a grant consultant.

As a city Grant Administrator, she gained successful experience with community education and environmental grants and a $225,000 Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). As a part-time school district Grant Administrator she wrote community education grants, grants for drug-free programs, and Effective Schools grants. She holds education degrees and has earned recognition from several grant educational institutions. Locally, she found a grant for a sweetgrass basket designer and wrote a grant for the first after school program for a Beaufort County high school.


This program and others like this would not be possible without your financial help for which, as always, Pat Conroy Literary Center gratefully thanks you.

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