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For Immediate Release:
April 27, 2012
Media Contact:
Gerard Philippeaux


Commissioner Jean Monestime holds grant writing workshop

Community groups develop skills to apply for funding

More than thirty community and faith-based organizations received training this week in how to find, apply and compete for local and national grants during Commissioner Jean Monestime’s District 2 Grant Writing and Technical Assistance Workshop.

The workshop, held on Wednesday, April 24, 2012, at North Miami Library, 835 Northeast 132 Street, was attended by representatives from a cross-section of organizations involved in delivering services to families, children and residents in Miami-Dade County.

The workshop is part of Commissioner Monestime’s continuing effort to expand economic opportunity to small businesses, community-based organizations and faith-based groups in District 2.

“My mission is to connect our vital community groups and small businesses to the many funding opportunities offered by various government and private agencies,” said Commissioner Monestime.  “I want to ensure that the organizations in my district have access to every tool they need to successfully compete on a local and national level for grant funding.”

The County’s Office of Management and Budget, Grants Coordination Division, presented the workshop which featured a presentation on how to search for grants, how to read grant proposals, and how to build successful partnerships with other grant-seekers.  Attendees were also given packages containing grants which could be immediately applied for.

Commissioner Monestime encouraged workshop participants to use the event as a tool to network with other organizations in attendance and gain insight into preparing winning grant proposals.

“The skills that organizations develop during this workshop will help them expand their services in District 2 and around Miami-Dade County,” Commissioner Monestime said. “When organizations have access to funding, ultimately our children, families and residents reap the benefits.”