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April 21, 2021

Grant Writing 101 Virtual Workshop

Do you want to write a grant or have you written one that was not funded?

Get the training you need to get started at The Center for Rural Development’s Grant Writing 101 Virtual Workshop.

The workshop, scheduled for April 27 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., will be taught by Melissa Vermillion and streamed on Zoom. Participants will be notified prior to the training on how to join the workshop on Zoom.

Grant Writing 101 provides grant writers with the basic skills to local grant opportunities and to plan and write compelling grant proposals. The training will also take a look at some of the common pitfalls and fatal flaws made while writing grant proposals.

Click here to register online for Grant Writing 101. Registration is $149 per person.

For more information, call 606-677-6000 or email

About the Instructor 

Melissa Vermillion

Melissa Vermillion, director of grants and contracts for Hazard Community and Technical College, has successfully written grant applications to some of the top federal agencies, as well as private funders, securing over $20 million in grant funding.

She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in business administration from Morehead State University.

Prior to joining Hazard Community and Technical College, she was the director for Aging Programs in Perry County where she was also successful in a variety of grant opportunities.

She is married to Kevin Vermillion and they have two adult children, Rebekah and Alex.

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