Brookings grant writing workshop on Aug. 1

BROOKINGS – Brookings area residents interested in learning more about grant writing are invited to a workshop to be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the Brookings Innovation Center.  

The workshop, led by individuals of the SDSU Extension Community Vitality group, will cover grant writing basics, how to collect data and supporting evidence, funding possibilities as well as a panel discussion. The workshop is sponsored by the Brookings Economic Development Corporation, Brookings Area United Way and Northern Prairie Arts.  

“After attending a monthly gathering of the Brookings Council of Non-Profits group, I could really see how impactful a workshop like this could be for the non-profit sector as well as the whole community,” said Ann Tacker, a grants program specialist with the South Dakota State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences. 

Participants of the workshop will gain a better understanding of where to look for grant opportunities, how to complete grant applications and tips from successful grant recipients. The panel discussion will bring perspectives from those writing grants as well as from funding organizations that award grants.

“BEDC is excited to sponsor this resourceful event for the Brookings area. The workshop will provide value to a variety of entities and organizations including entrepreneurs and startups,” said Jennifer Quail, BEDC director of entrepreneur support. “Anyone with interest in applying for grants of any kind is encouraged to attend.” 

The ticket price for the workshop is $25 before July 25 and $30 after that date. In addition to the workshop, tickets include lunch, networking opportunities and a tour of the Brookings Area Makerspace, a program of BEDC. To register, send an email to: [email protected] or call 697-8103.  

BEDC is part of the Brookings Start-up Hub, local organizations supporting ideas, innovation and entrepreneurship in the Brookings region. Visit for more information.


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