New class in grant writing offered

A longstanding, local nonprofit — Grants to You — is offering a new class in grant research and writing, at little or no cost to participants.

The training is available for free to “those in our community who are disabled, in poverty, receiving unemployment or whose benefits have been terminated and to those who wish to learn new job skill sets in order to re-enter the work force,” according to the group’s release.

The class is also available, “at a very nominal fee,” to “others who do not qualify for free training,” according to the statement.

Computer knowledge is required to take the classes.

In its statement, the group said that the need for the training is significant.

“In order to obtain grant funds, nonprofits have a strong need for trained local grant writers and those are in very short supply,” it said. “Most nonprofits do not have the resources necessary to obtain that funding given the myriad of activities that need to be accomplished by nonprofit management in order to deliver on their mission.”

Hundreds who have been trained by the group previously have won millions in grant awards, the group said.

“Since 2003 Grants to You has trained some 1,200 students who have chosen to assist 800 agencies,” according to the group’s statement. “Students have won in excess of $3.9 million throughout the U.S. and $1.4 million right here in Yavapai County.”

The class will be held in Prescott Valley on two Saturdays, April 7 and 14, 8:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Registration begins after Wed., Feb. 28, at the group’s website, grantstoyou.org. For questions, call Paul or Shirley at 928-458-7796.

Information provided by Grants to You.