Webinar planned to address federal grant opportunities in rural communities

Small Towns

Deborah Solie, project associate, deborahs@cfra.org, 402.870.1133; Teresa Hoffman, senior communications associate, teresah@cfra.org, 402.687.2100 ext. 1012

LYONS, NEBRASKA – Rural leaders looking to identify grant opportunities to better their communities are invited to attend a free webinar hosted by the Center for Rural Affairs and Heartland Environmental Justice Center.

“Federal Grant Resources for Rural Communities” is scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., online. This webinar will review grant resources available, including a grant guide, SAM.gov resources, and a grant writer rolodex.

“Applying for federal grants can be challenging for rural communities," said Deborah Solie, project associate with the Center. “With limited resources and staff attention focused on day-to-day duties, dedicating time to the application process is not always feasible.”

Grants can bring rural communities financial stability and diversification of funding resulting in growth and increased impact. This webinar will walk community leaders through the various planning and application stages.

"We will provide tips and information for identifying grant opportunities, preparing to apply, setting a timeline, and writing and submitting an application,” said Solie. ”This webinar will help ensure your community is not left out of an unprecedented opportunity to apply for federal grants for infrastructure, energy, and conservation projects.”

Registrations are required by June 25. For more information or to register, visit cfra.org/events or contact Solie at deborahs@cfra.org or 402.870.1133.