Grant Writing Essentials takes place Tuesday and Wednesday, April 19 and 20 in Salamanca at the Center for Regional Excellence, Suite #100, 4039 Route 219. Daily class training is between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.; sign-in and networking begin at 8:30 a.m.

The cost person is $215 and includes two full days of training, all materials and resources, customizable online templates, morning snacks and lunches. It’s suggested that participants bring a laptop, but it is not a requirement to take the training. Advance registration is required.

Grant Writing Essentials is hosted by Southern Tier West Regional Planning & Development Board and presented by NonProfit Works, based in Saratoga Springs, NY. The two-day training is taught by Paul Mastrodonato, who has over 25 years’ experience in assisting organizations of all sizes in obtaining grant funding. Grant Writing Essentials is ideal for beginning and intermediate grantseekers in all sectors. Participants will learn new skills or develop existing skills in all aspects of successful grantseeking activities, including research, proposal and budget development, establishing measurable outputs and outcomes, evaluative criteria, compliance, grantmaking trends, and more.

The registration deadline for the training is Wednesday, April 13.

There are a limited number of openings remaining for this skills-development grant writing training, and registration is encouraged as soon as possible to be guaranteed a spot.

To register, or for more info, visit or contact Kimberly LaMendola, Regional Development Coordinator, or (716) 945-5301 x2211.