SC State’s 1890 Research & Extension Program offers grant writing workshop in Orangeburg

Thursday, September 3, 2009

1890 Research & Extension Program will present a free grant writing workshop for limited resource farmers, community based organizations, non-profits and professionals in agriculture related fields who are interested in learning the basic skills needed in writing grant proposals to obtain funding for projects.

The workshop will be held Sept. 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the John W. Matthews Jr. 1890 Extension Center in Orangeburg (810 Goff Ave.)

Workshop trainers Jim Matson and Chris Cook, both from Matson Consulting, will cover the basic steps for preparing a grant proposal, including organizing the application process, finding grant opportunities and understanding the rules and regulations for applying for and submitting grants. Attendees will also participate in a mock grant writing proposal session.

To register for the event, interested persons should contact Demovia Gooden, administrative assistant, at (803) 533-3673 or The registration deadline is Aug. 31.