Federal Grant Workshop

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Federal Grants Supermarket will be hosted by the University of West Georgia in the Education Center on Friday, Aug. 7, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for organizations and businesses interested in applying for federal grants.

Congressmen Phil Gingrey and Lynn Westmoreland provide this free opportunity for individuals to meet representatives from state and federal agencies and participate in seminars.

The Georgia Tech Research Institute will kick-off the day with a seminar on “Federal Grant Writing Basics” with specific information on how to navigate the web site grants.gov.

Following the lunch break, three seminars will be conducted on the following topics: How the Congressional Office Can Help You During the Grant Process; What Small Businesses Need to Know About Obtaining Government Contracts; and Federal Bulk Purchasing/Surplus Property Program (GSA).

Representatives from the following agencies will be present: Health & Human Services, The Department of Community Affairs, OneGeorgia, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development, Appalachian Regional Commission, UWG Small Business Development Center, National Endowment for the Arts, Department of Energy, General Services Administration, Small Business Administration and Homeland Security.

This event is free but advance registration is required by e-mailing Casey.Sims@mail.house.gov.  A box lunch is available for the cost of $8 and must be ordered at the time of registration.  Participation will be limited to the first 300 registrants.

For more information, contact Rep. Gingrey’s office at (706) 290-1776 or (770) 429-1776 or Rep. Westmoreland’s office at (770) 683-2033.