Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) hosted a multi-city grants videoconference in which 100 participants gained insightful knowledge of the latest tools and resources available to submit a successful grant application.
Congressman Cuellar and representatives from the Congressional Research Service, Grants.gov, and The Foundation Center joined participants at throughout the district via videoconference from Washington D.C.
"At today's workshop we wanted to keep it simple: grants are available and here's how you can apply," said Congressman Cuellar. "We have a tremendous amount of resources available and I look forward to continue bringing top-notch presenters to my district so that we can continue bringing more federal dollars for projects that benefit our communities."
Today's event is part of a monthly series of grants videoconferences that Congressman Cuellar will host throughout the year to inform constituents about available grants in various sectors such as rural development, education and law enforcement.
At today's conference, Merete Gerli, a grants specialist from the Congressional Research Service provided an overview of the grants process. Program Managers, Judy Ceresa and Tricia Glass, gave a presentation on how grant applications are administered through the Grants.gov website. Kim Patton, training coordinator for the The Foundation Center, presented information on philanthropy resources in the grants process.
The grants videoconference was broadcast at the Texas A&M International University in Laredo, the University of Texas at San Antonio, Coastal Bend College in Pleasanton, and UTPA McAllen Teaching Site in McAllen. Participants came from a wide variety of fields throughout Congressman Cuellar's district, including city officials, county officials, non-profit organizations, school districts and higher education institutions.
For more information on how to apply for federal grants, visit Congressman Cuellar's website www.house.gov/cuellar or call (956) 725-0639.