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Ohio EPA to Host Free Grant Writing Workshop

Wednesday, June 25, at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Assembly Center

Businesses, municipalities, nonprofits and schools are invited to a free workshop designed to help applicants identify the right funder and write solid grant proposals on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Assembly Center, 2045 Morse Road, Building E, Columbus.

Two back-to-back sessions will be offered. Grant Writing 101 will cover finding the right funder and help potential applicants identify foundations, corporations and government grant programs. Grant Writing 102 covers writing a winning proposal by avoiding common mistakes, developing realistic objectives and correctly identifying activities and budgets. As part of this workshop, participants will review successful and unsuccessful applications that went through the competitive review process.

Registration by email is required to attend the workshop. To register, contact Dennis Clement at dennis.clement@epa.ohio.gov.

Additional workshops are being planned for fall 2014 in Northwest and Northeast Ohio. Dates and locations will be announced and posted at www.epa.ohio.gov/oee. Organizations who would be interested in hosting a local workshop may contact oeef@epa.ohio.gov. The Ohio Environmental Education Fund offers several different free workshops, or with a small fee to cover the cost of a box lunch.

OEEF provides approximately $1 million annually in grants for environmental education projects targeting pre-school through university students and teachers, the adult general public and the regulated community. 


The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency was created in 1972 to consolidate efforts to protect and improve air quality, water quality and waste management in Ohio. Since then, air pollutants dropped by as much as 90 percent; large rivers meeting standards improved from 21 percent to 89 percent; and hundreds of polluting, open dumps were replaced with engineered landfills and an increased emphasis on waste reduction and recycling.