OLSHA offers free grant writing workshops for Pontiac nonprofits

Natalie Broda | April 04, 2019

OLSHA offers free grant writing workshops for Pontiac nonprofits
The Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency is hosting free grant writing workshops this spring for nonprofits that serve Pontiac residents. For new and established nonprofits, finding funding can be a challenge. Most grant processes are competitive and require in-depth proposals from nonprofits on what they would do with the funds. The workshops, funded by the OU-Pontiac Initiative Community Impact Sponsorship Award, will focus on planning, developing and writing grant proposals. Thirteen other projects were funded by the sponsorship awards this year, which totaled $46,000.

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