Thursday, August 7, 2008

KSU, U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey Host Workshop on Federal Grant Writing, Contracting

Kennesaw State University will host a workshop to help citizens navigate the federal grant-writing and contracting processes. The event will be held on Thursday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the KSU Social Sciences Building. The workshop, sponsored by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey, is open to the public. Reservations are required.

What:
Participants at the "Federal Grant Supermarket" will learn the basics of writing federal grant proposals at a workshop presented by the Georgia Tech Research Institute. Representatives of small businesses and state and local government entities also will learn how to register to do business with, and purchase from, the federal government.

Who:
The Georgia Tech Research Institute and officials from entities such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Small Business Development Center, the General Services Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be on hand to answer questions. Representatives from other federal and state agencies will also be present.

When:
Thursday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The grant workshop starts at 10 a.m., with a session at noon examining federal opportunities for small businesses, and a contracting and purchasing session at 1 p.m. Federal representatives will be on-site from noon to 3 p.m.

Where:
KSU Social Sciences Building, first-floor auditorium. Visit www.kennesaw.edu/maps for further location information.

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required due to limited capacity. Reservations can be made via e-mail to casey.sims@mail.house.gov. For further information, call Gingrey's local district office at (706) 290-1776.

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