Community Development

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Purdue Extension - Boone County

1300 E 100 S

Lebanon, IN 46052


The mission of the Purdue Extension Community Development program area is to strengthen the capacity of local leaders, residents, businesses, and organizations to build resilient, inclusive and sustainable communities through research-based resources and processes.

Community Development programs provided by Purdue Extension- Boone County include:


Beginners Guide to Grant Writing

The Beginners Guide to Grant Writing (BGGW) program is designed to help beginning and intermediate grant writers learn all aspects of successful proposal development and submission. Much of the two-day program involves practical, hands-on work in developing a grant proposal. A substantial amount of time is spent learning how to find funders as well as how to develop a relationship with them. This program is mainly targeted to those involved with not-for-profit organizations including 501c(3), school, government, church, and others.

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