IIIATF hosts virtual grant writing course
Insulators International Staff — Wed, Jan 5, 2022 @ 13:01 PM
The Insulation Industry International Apprentice and Training Fund (IIIATF) hosted an online Grant Writing Course during first full week in October.
The 2021 IIIATF Grant Writing Course was a hands-on virtual training class, designed to help participants gain the skills necessary to find, apply for, win and manage grant funding.
The training was run by PTM Consulting Group Managing Partner Michael Schurr, Team Lead Nancy Gentile and Special Contributor Dennis McDonough.
Topics covered in this course included organizational readiness, finding a grant, when and where to seek funding streams, preparing a federal application and how to manage grant awards. The attendees in the course prepared a narrative and project budget, as well as registered for grant opportunities and federal access.
Nightly assignments were given to the participants to help their JATCs along with their grant writing and application process.
“The class gave me the foundation for what our Local needs to do, so we can take advantage of available grant money,” said Local 17 Training Coordinator Robert McGuckin. “This course really gave the Local 17 JATC the tools to prepare for grant opportunities.”
Local 5 Training Coordinator Guadalupe Moreno signed up for the class hoping to learn more about grant writing and the process of obtaining grants, as well as how to better facilitate awarded grants.
“I learned a lot in the course; things that I will apply to my program to make us better and hope to get more of our training funded through state and federal grant opportunities,” he said.
Brother Moreno saw so much value in the course, he is already preparing his instructors, office manager and trustees from his program to attend future courses.
The IIIATF thanks the following Brothers who attended the inaugural course: Brad Ackman from Local 1, Guadalupe Moreno from Local 5, Terry Burke from Local 8, Ed Krawczyk from Local 14, Robert McGuckin from Local 17, Todd Conn from Local 18, Eliseo Aleman from Local 19, Ricky Miguez from Local 22, John Fritz from Local 24, Brian Urquhart from Local 26, Ryan Harshner from Local 27, Matthew Turner from Local 38, John Hanson from Local 39, Carl Wilson from Local 53, Rob Cochran from Local 69, Bo Modlin from Local 74, James Motz from Local 80, Sean Nagle from Local 81 and John Amodio from Local 89.