SDSU Extension hosts Writing Your Future Grant Writing Conference June 8

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BROOKINGS — A grant writing conference will be held June 8 in Sturgis at the Boulder Canyon Station Convention Center (2721 Lazelle Street). The workshop begins at 8:30 a.m. MT and runs until 4:30 p.m. MT.

“This grant writing conference will benefit anyone who participates in nonprofit organizations to sponsor projects and programs for their local communities, said Peggy Schlechter, SDSU Extension community development field specialist.

Hosted by the SDSU Extension Community Development team, the Writing Your Future Grant Conference will feature a variety of topics including: assembling a local leadership team, resources for identifying grants, finding matching funds, learning how to use demographic tools and evaluation methods and more.

“Do not miss this opportunity to polish your grant writing skills, learn about the resources that can help you create winning applications and discover ways you can fund your community projects,” said Schlechter.

Schlechter explains that sessions for this conference were designed to be relevant for beginning grant writers as well as for more advanced volunteer grant writers. A panel of public and private grant funders will discuss grant opportunities offered through their organizations and give conference attendees insight into what makes an application successful.

Register online

Space is limited. To register, visit

For more information, contact Peggy Schlechter, SDSU Extension community development field specialist at the SDSU Extension Regional Center in Rapid City at 605-394-1722 or email at