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The K-12 Federal Funding Landscape: Looking Ahead to 2020

Description: 
In this session, we'll start with a look at where we are in the federal budget process, honing in on the US Department of Education. We'll also review trends observed based on previous fiscal years in relation to the current political climate. Significant time will be spent covering anticipated grant programs (no less than 5) that support a variety of education initiatives (e.g. literacy, STEM, distance learning, afterschool programs) from various federal agencies. Anticipated funding priorities, award amounts, & deadlines will be reviewed for each grant discussed. To conclude, 10 tips for writing a successful grant proposal will be offered to increase the likelihood of successful future grant submissions by attendees.

GPC Competencies Addressed:
How to craft, construct, and submit an effective grant application 
How to research, identify, and match funding resources to meet specific needs

Speaker: 
Elizabeth is a Grants Development Consultant for Grants Office LLC and manages the education vertical. She supports local school districts, colleges & universities, workforce training entities, and non-profit organizations to find and apply for relevant grant funding opportunities. Elizabeth over 10 years of experience within both K-12 and Higher Education and has worked with a variety of grant programs- from federal funds like the ARRA to private, corporate funders like the Lowe's Foundation.