Air District Grant Writing Workshop Set for October 8

MAQMDBy Staff Reports

(Victorville) – A one-day Grant Writing Workshop for organizations with an interest in applying for environmental grants from the Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, October 8 from 8:00AM to 4:00PM at local air agency’s offices, located at  14306 Park Avenue in Victorville, CA.  Online registration is now open at www.AcademyGO.com

Workshop attendees will learn about funding opportunities available for projects located within the MDAQMD’s boundaries, which encompass the High Desert portion of San Bernardino County and Riverside County’s Palo Verde Valley. Workshop topics will include: grant writing dos and don’ts; what funders look for; how to clearly define a project; and common grant writing mistakes.  The Workshop is being held in advance of the MDAQMD’S Call for Projects for AB 2766 Grant funding, which will be issued in mid-October 2014.  AB 2766 funding requires that eligible projects demonstrate the capacity to reduce emissions and/or improve air quality.  Examples of past projects funded under AB 2766 include the Amargosa Road Park and Ride Lot in Victorville, Public EV Charging Stations at the MDAQMD’s Headquarters and the new CNG Fueling Facility in the City of Blythe’s Public Works yard.  Infrastructure projects as well as educational programs are also eligible for AB 2766 funding.

The Grant Writing Workshop is free to attend; however, a $10 refundable materials fee is required to register. Once attendees complete the course, the $10 fee will be refunded. Pre- registration is required and space is limited, so interested parties are encouraged to reserve their spots soon. Coffee and morning refreshments will provided, lunch is on your own. For more information, please call (760) 949-2930.

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