FLORENCE– The Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area will host a workshop, 1:30-4 p.m., Tuesday, March 22, in the Guillot University Center Loft on the campus of the University of North Alabama for those interested in applying for a MSNHA community grant.
Registration is free, but participants must email msnha.una.edu by Wednesday, March 16, to reserve their spots. The workshop includes a presentation on National Heritage Areas by MSNHA director Alma Hubbard. MSNHA grants administrator Cathy Wood and UNA director of grants and contract accounting Anita Holcombe will walk workshop participants through the grants process and discuss the characteristics of a strong application.
MSNHA unveiled its community grants program last year and has funded several successful projects through the grant awards.
“We offer matching grants to provide and leverage funding for innovative projects across our six-county region which preserve, protect and promote the rich historical, cultural and natural heritage of northwest Alabama while stimulating economic opportunity,” Hubbard said. “To increase both the awareness of and participation in our grants program, we’re offering our inaugural grant writing workshop. Our goal is to provide a practical, step-by-step strategy to writing a competitive and successful grant proposal.”
For details on the MSNHA and its grants program, visit msnha.una.edu.
Media Release/Muscle Shoals National Heritage Area/Cathy Wood