West Florida RPC Hosts Grants Workshop
On April 26th the West Florida RPC hosted the 2018 $how me the Money Grants Workshop in DeFuniak Springs. The event was designed to help area grant writers, planners, elected officials and other county, municipal and state department staff members better understand ways to seek additional funding through grants. More than 70 attendees spent the day networking and hearing from regional grants experts. Special speakers included:
* Stephanie Hodges, Area Director for the Ocala Office of USDA Rural Development
* Greg Vaday, Economic Development Representative for Florida for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration
* Cori Henderson, Director of Business Development for Enterprise Florida, Inc.
* Patrick Howard, Government Operations Consultant III with the Florida Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program with the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
Guest emcee for the event was Freeport City Councilwoman and West Florida RPC Chairperson, Kasey Cuchens.