Region 1 Planning Council: The Secret To Winning Government Grants

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Time 12:00pm
Location Tavern on Clark
755 Clark Dr.
RockfordIllinois 61107

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Delivery Method In Person
Field of Study Finance - Technical
NASBA CPE Earn 1.50 CPE Hours
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Event Description

Region 1 Planning Council (R1) is a regional planning council providing government-to-government support services to Northern Illinois local governments. These services include regional  transportation, land use, sustainability and economic development planning; data analytics; and GIS mapping. R1 also operates the second-largest land bank in Illinois and provides extensive grant writing services. This seminar will provide an overview of R1’s array of local government support services, with an emphasis on strategies for successful grant writing. R1 staff will explain how to identify grants that fit your agency’s mission and organizational capacity, and strategies to ensure a winning application and fulfill grant reporting requirements.

Learning Objectives:  Participants completing this session will be able to:

  • Understand the wide array of support services that Region 1 Planning Council offers local governments throughout Northern Illinois;
  • Gain a basic understanding of how to identify grants that sync with your organizational mission and capacity;
  • Learn strategies for writing a compelling project narrative and program budget; and
  • Become familiar with best practices for grant management, including creating templates to streamline your record-keeping and budget tracking.

Speakers:  Isaac Guerrero, Economic Development Director, R1 Planning Council and Janna Bailey, Grant Services Specialist, R1 Planning Council 

Check-in: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Luncheon: 12:00 PM
Presentation: 12:10 PM - 1:00 PM

Intended Audience: Finance Professionals
Delivery Method:
 Group Live
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: No prerequisites required
Advanced Preparation: No advanced preparation required
Field of Study: Finance - Technical
Last Review/Revision/Update: March 19, 2024
NASBA CPE Credits: Earn About 1.0 CPE credit

Presented by the Downstate chapter

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