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Sullivan Renaissance Seminar on Wednesday, January 11

December 20, 2005

[LIBERTY] – Sullivan Renaissance is holding an “Introduction to Grant Writing” seminar on Wednesday, January 11, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the CVI Building in Liberty. 

Helen Budrock, AICP, Assistant Director of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development” will present the program.  Pre-registration is requested since space is limited. 

The seminar will focus on how to write effective grant proposals including where to look for funding, what types of projects can (and cannot) typically be funded by grants, who is eligible to apply for grants, the common components of a grant application, and more.  It will also provide an overview of some of the most common sources of funding for community revitalization projects, including case studies for how those sources have been used in the region.

Helen Budrock is a certified planner with over a decade of community development experience. She began her career in the private sector, before joining The Catskill Center in 1996.  She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Science from SUNY Purchase and her Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.  She resides in Hurleyville.

The seminar is sponsored by Sullivan Renaissance, The Sullivan County Division of Planning and Community Development, and The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development.

Sullivan Renaissance is a two-phase aesthetic improvement program of the Beaverkill Foundation with support from the Gerry Foundation.  It has funded more than 165 projects in all 6 villages and 15 towns in Sullivan County during the last five years.  Details of the 2006 program will be announced during the Winter Forum at 8:00 a.m. on February 11 at the CVI Building.

To register for the seminar on “Introduction to Grant Writing” or for more information, call Sullivan Renaissance at 845-295-2445.  Representatives of Sullivan Renaissance are also available to visit a community to explain the program.