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Free Grant-Writing Work Sessions for Ouray County Nonprofits

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The Ouray Public Library and the Community Development Committee (CDC) are co-hosting a series of three grant-writing work sessions.

The Ouray Public Library and the Community Development Committee (CDC) are co-hosting a series of three grant-writing work sessions. All Ouray County nonprofit organizations are invited to attend the free sessions, which will be held at the Ouray Public Library. The first session is scheduled for Monday, August 12, from 5 to 7 p.m.

According to Jen Greenholt, CDC chair, the work sessions have been planned in response to the recent Rural Philanthropy Days held in Ouray. “We understand that it is difficult to follow through with the grant-writing application process, not only thoroughly, but also in a timely fashion,” said Greenholt.

“We hope that these work sessions will benefit the area’s nonprofit organizations in obtaining grant monies.” – Jen Greenholt, CDC chair

The work sessions are open to the area’s nonprofit volunteers, board members and staff. “By providing an opportunity for collaboration, feedback and peer-to-peer networking, nonprofit organizations will be better equipped to successfully complete the grant application process,” said Maureen O’Driscoll, Ouray Public Library director.

The August work session is the first of three to be held at the Ouray Library over the summer and fall months. They currently are scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on August 12, September 9 and October 14. Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to RSVP by calling the Ouray Library during regular business hours (Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) or by sending an e-mail to OurayPL@gmail.com.

The CDC is the liaison between City Council and the business community. The CDC meets the second Wednesday of every month at 8 a.m. in the Ouray Community Center. Meetings are open to the public. To join the CDC, or for more information about the committee, please contact Rick Noll.

The Ouray Library is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Saturday, August 31. The library is located at 320 6th Avenue in Ouray City Hall.