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03/06/2003
Practical, Professional Grant Writing Workshop Offered By Hudson Valley Community College

CONTACT: Eric Bryant (518) 629-8071
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Thursday, March 6, 2003

Hudson Valley Community College will offer a grant writing workshop on Tuesday, March 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. that will cover the basics of how to write a grant proposal and where to look for funding. Workshop participants will learn how to present their ideas in a practical and professional manner.

The workshop will be led by John Kucij, director of the college's Workforce Development Insititute. In addition to his work on behalf of the Workforce Development Institute, Kucij has written successful grants for the Boys and Girls Club of Schenectady and the African Center of the Capital District, Inc. He also has served on the grants review committee of the Schenectady City School District.

The course is an excellent introduction for those who might consider grant writing as a way to fund projects, community initiatives, professional pursuits or any of the activities that can qualify for "third party" funding by government agencies or private foundations. The course will look at Internet resources, the basic components of all grant applications, and will provide dozens of helpful tips that newcomers to grant writing will benefit from learning.

The cost of the workshop is $49.

For more information, contact the Workforce Development Institute at 629-4827.

Hudson Valley Community College, located in Troy, offers more than 50 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Business; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Science; and Liberal Arts and Sciences; and an Educational Opportunity Center for academic and career training. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students each year, and is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and workforce training.