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Grant Training for Community and Faith-Based Organizations

State Reps. Bill Cunningham (35th) and Kelly Burke (36th) are hosting a free, half-day workshop in partnership with IDHS for non-profit organizations on Sept. 18. Deadline to register is this Friday.

Do you work for a non-profit or faith-based organization?

State Representatives Bill Cunningham (35th District) and Kelly Burke (36th District) are partnering with the Illinois Department of Human Services to host a half-day grantsmanship workshop.

Representatives from community and faith-based agencies and organizations will learn how to create effective programs or fine-tune an existing programs. The workshop is taught by IDHS representatives and includes:

  • A review of the nine-step process for program planning and development
  • Creating an effective program or modifying an existing program
  • Skill development exercises to help participants assess their capacity to develop a fundable program.

The workshop runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18 at Green Hills Library at 8611 W. 103rd St. in Palos Hills.

The workshop is FREE and pre-registration is mandatory. Registration is limited to 40 participants and will be on a first come, first served basis. On-site registration is not accepted.

Participants should bring to the workshop a brief description of the programs and activities they envision or plan to implement. This workshop is not intended for individuals wanting to start their own business.

The deadline to register is Friday, Sept. 14.

To register or for more information contact Sue Kerwin at 708-425-0571 or Joan Knight at 773-445-8128.

Rock Bobster September 12, 2012 at 01:00 PM
So is this where those wanting grants the state can't afford learn what they have to do politically to get Dems Burke and Cunningham to send them money? It's really telling that Rep Burke and Cunnigham are excluding community members and concerned citizens from learning how this crooked system works by limiting the number to 40 people and requiring "pre-registration" (political screening). This is typical of these two. They have YET to have a Town Hall meeting to allow voters to question them on their role in the dysfunction in Springfield, their solutions to our public pension, budget and job loss problems in Illinois, and what they've done in the last two years that merits their re-election. I guess they figure that having a "D" next to their name, getting massive campaign contributions from special interests, and having patronage workers and the SEIU knocking on doors for them is enough to get re-elected. I truly hope they're wrong!
OakLawnGuy September 12, 2012 at 01:05 PM
Your comment should be in a letter, e mail, or phone call to the representatives' offices.
Rock Bobster September 12, 2012 at 02:56 PM
I already have contacted them on this, OLG. When I asked them about their solutions to the pension, tax, job loss and budget problems, they only would say "We're working on it. What would YOU like to see done?" I told them, but they had no ideas on thier own. Basically, what they plan to support on any of the issues facing our communities is the same; "Whatever Mike Madigan TELLS us to support!"
Nolan September 12, 2012 at 03:15 PM
Hopefully you follow it up with communication to the representatives' offices, but this is a good start. Also, using government funds to support religious organizations is illegal. It goes against the separation of church and state.

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