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U.S. Rep. Jenkins to host grant seminar in Huntington


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WASHINGTON, D.C. – At 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12, U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) will host Making Federal Grants Work for You: A Grant Writing Symposium at Marshall University Foundation Hall in Huntington.

The congressman will open the symposium at 9 a.m. with remarks focusing on the importance of grants and local success stories.

More than 50 mayors, commissioners, city managers, sheriffs, grant coordinators, state delegates, clerks, regional development councils, schools and nonprofits from across the Third Congressional District will attend to learn more about the grant writing process.

At noon, four local leaders will hold a panel highlighting how they have secured federal grants to help their organizations and community: Matt Boggs, executive director of Recovery Point; Edward Arbruster, grant writer and firefighter for the Barboursville Volunteer Fire Department; Marilyn Wrenn, chief operating officer for the Coalfield Development Corporation, and Jeff Lush, executive director of the Hatfield-McCoy Regional Recreation Authority.

Presentations will be given by leaders from the Appalachian Regional Commission, Federal Emergency Management Authority,, the Region I, II, III and IV Planning and Development Councils, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Highway Administration, National Science Foundation, Marshall University Research Corporation, U.S. Economic Development Authority, U.S. Education Department, U.S. Health and Human Services Department, U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department, U.S. Justice Department, West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the West Virginia Division of Highways.

The event is open to press.

WHAT: Making Federal Grants Work for You: A Grant Writing Symposium

WHO: U.S. Rep. Evan Jenkins

Invited presenters and attendees


WHEN: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016


WHERE: Marshall University Foundation Hall

519 John Marshall Dr.

Huntington, W.Va. 25703

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