Alcorn’s Extension to host free Grant Writing Workshop for employees and community

Alcorn State University Extension Program, will host a workshop “Grant Writing A-Z” from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Dec. 11, Medgar Evers Auditorium, J.D. Boyd Library, Lorman campus.

During this event, participants will explore the opportunity to develop a cutting-edge grant proposal from start to finish, obtaining specialized skills designed to increase their funding success rates.

Those in attendance will be educated on the utilization of local to national level statistical data to justify a project’s problem, as well as the skills to write measurable goals and objectives.

Outcome measures will be addressed along with topics such as the conceptualization of project methodologies, evaluation plans, budgets and budget narratives. Participants will leave with a tangible document that serves as a blueprint to grant writing.

The keynote speaker for this event is Kenneth Wheatley, president and CEO of Project Solutions, Incorporated. His background includes extensive grant writing and grant administration experience. To date, Wheatley has generated more than $30 million in federal, state and foundation grants resources for various clients, including a recent $412,000 STEM grant through the Toyota USA Foundation.

Registration is required for this event and is available online at or on Dec. 11 from 8:00-9:00 a.m. The workshop is free and open to Alcorn employees as well as community members.

For more information, contact Anthony Reed, interim associate extension administrator, at (601) 877-2305, or [email protected].

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