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Purdue Extension hosts federal grant assistance workshops for Indiana communities

Purdue University Extension Community Development is leading a series of workshops through the Great Lakes Environmental Justice Thriving Communities Technical Assistance Center (TCTAC) in Indiana.

The TCTAC effort supports organizations and local governments in navigating federal funding opportunities to access resources for projects on topics such as enhancing community quality of life, clean energy, pollution cleanup and green workforce development, among others.

Workshop attendees will gain key expertise on how to connect with state, regional and national technical assistance partners and related resources to access federal funding. They will also engage in grant proposal writing and management skill building. Dates, locations and times are included below:   

May 21

  • Marion County – Discovery Hall, Indiana State Fairgrounds, , Indianapolis, IN 46205-2807, 1-3:30 p.m. ET,
  • Vigo County – Vigo County Fairgrounds, 3901 S. U.S. Highway 41, Terre Haute, IN, 47802, 1-3:30 p.m. ET
  • Allen County – Allen County Extension Office, 4001 Crescent Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46815, 1-3:30 p.m. ET

June 6

  • Harrison County – Harrison County Extension Office, 247 Atwood St., Corydon, IN 47112, 9-11:30 a.m. CT
  • Spencer County – Spencer County Youth and Community Center, 1101 E. County Road 800 N., Chrisney, IN 47611, 9-11:30 a.m. CT

June 7

  • Bartholomew County – Bartholomew County Extension Office, 783 S. Marr Road, Columbus, IN 47201, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
  • Wayne County – First Bank Kuhlman Center, 861 N. Salisbury Road, Richmond, IN 47374, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

June 25

  • Porter County – Ivy Tech, Valparaiso Auditorium, 3100 Ivy Tech Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383, 1-3:30 p.m. CT

Kara Salazar, assistant program leader for Purdue Extension Community Development and sustainable communities extension specialist, says, “These workshops support project efforts that are working to build local capacity. Participant groups can include chambers of commerce, community foundations, community and neighborhood-serving organizations, conservation-focused initiatives, health coalitions, and libraries and local government departments, along with others.”

The Great Lakes TCTAC was established as part of an ongoing multistate effort to help rural, tribal and underserved communities access federal funding for energy and environmental improvement efforts. Purdue Extension was selected last year as the Indiana lead for this initiative.

Registration for the workshops is now open. More information about the upcoming events can be found online

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