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August 26th, 2011
Grijalva Will Hold Federal Grants Workshop in Tucson August 31 to Help Small Businesses, Non-Profits Navigate Application Process

Tucson, Ariz. – Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva will hold a federal grants workshop Wednesday, Aug. 31 at 525 N. Bonita Ave. in Tucson from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will include guest speakers from several federal agencies to explain the grants they offer small business and non-profit applicants, as well as more hands-on breakout sessions.

The event is free and interest is expected to be high, so attendees are encouraged to RSVP through the Tucson district office at (520) 622-6788.

More information is available in the formal invitation below. If you are having trouble reading this, you can view the message online.

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva invites you to a


Join theOffice of Congressman Grijalva and representatives from 5 federal agencies for an opportunity to surveyfederal funding opportunities and resources for non-profits and small businesses. A grants specialist from the University of Arizona will give a brief overview of best practices for grant proposal success.




8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, August 31st, 2011




525 North Bonita Avenue




Grants Basics– Learn best practices for searching and preparing grant proposals with Dr. Cecile McKee – Grants Specialist, University of Arizona. 




Overview of available federal grants: Learn about available funding opportunities at each of the attending agencies.




US Department of Labor: Christine Chudd– Employment & Training Admin    
US Department of Education: Joe Barison
National Endowment for the Arts: Elizabeth Miller
Environmental Protection Agency:  Brian Davidson
Small Business Administration: Robert Blaney
Department of Housing and Urban Development: Rebecca Flannagan




Breakout groups: The speakers will be available to answer questions and go into more details about the grant opportunities at their specific agencies.

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