CPCB Offers Grant Writing and Financial Management Training

Crosswinds Training Center on St. Thomas

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Community Planning and Capacity Building is offering a Grant Writing and Financial Management Training event that will take place on both St. Croix and St. Thomas.

On St. Croix, it will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 21 and 22, at the Nissan Building, 12 Route 75, Christiansted, St. Croix. Attendees must present a government issued ID to enter the building.

On St. Thomas, the training event will also take place from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Jan. 23 and 24, at Crosswinds Training Center, 2 Crosswinds Center. Attendees must present a government issued ID to enter the building.

The objective of this training is to benefit non-profits, small businesses, schools and local governmental staff, equipping them with the ability to write grant applications, create project budgets and successfully manage grant funding. The grants discussed will be both federal and non-federal, and the trainings will address skills that will benefit any party eligible for grant funding. A workshop at the end of the training will be conducted to answer any specific concerns and provide technical assistance for the attending groups.

Presenter(s) will include:

Grant Writing Training: Clint Pipkin, senior planner and project director of Emergency Management for ATCS, and founder of the 501c3 non-profit National Disaster Relief Foundation

Financial Management Training: Liz Filipek, senior emergency management specialist for ATCS, licensed certified public accountant, certified fraud examiner and forensic accountant

This training event has limited capacity, so register by Jan. 16 by emailing: [email protected]

The meeting/training site is required to be fully accessible to people with disabilities. If anyone needs to request a reasonable accommodation (sign language, Braille, CART, etc.), please make a request by Jan. 10. Last minute requests will be accepted, but they may not be possible to fill. Send an email to Community Planning and Capacity Building at [email protected] or to Equal Rights Advisor Tania Gonzalez at [email protected] or call Tania Serrano González at 202-710-0320.

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