Mayor’s office proposal writer launches grant writing self-help program

Released on = May 19, 2005, 7:21 am

Press Release Author = Tracy Bryant

Industry = Non Profit

Press Release Summary = Community groups and residents in Jacksonville, Fl. now have new source of support for grant writing and fund raising consulting. Tracy Bryant a grant proposal writer for the City of Jacksonville has partnered with The Writer’s Ink to develop a grant development self-help program.

Press Release Body = The Writer’s Ink, a downtown Jacksonville firm announced its plan to launch the self-help program to provide grant writing assistance for local faith based organizations, community groups, small businesses and individuals. The self-help program entitled Get the Proposal; Get the Grant, consist of workshops, manuals and CD/ROMS designed for first time grant applicants. Participants receive first hand knowledge from an expert that has written proposals for The Mayor’s Office of Faith and Community Partnerships.

“We believe every community has unofficial leaders; pastors, parents, teachers and coaches” explains Bryant. “These are the people who have ideas for improving their community and are committed to hard work, but often they need additional skills or
resources to turn those ideas into realities. End users can utilize Get the Proposal; Get the Grant to enhance writing skills and to find
grant writing information with the click of the mouse.

Bryant warned organizations to be aware of the high-cost, fly-by-night seminars and late night infomercials. “If it were that simple to get a grant…. every organization would be funded, but many people have been exploited by the so called guaranteed
grant approval sales pitches”, Bryant added.

“Our goal is to build strong organizations,” says Bryant. “Quite often a well written proposal is the foot-in-the door and can be the key to grant funding.
Overall we want to help improve grant seekers chances of approval; unfortunately many first timer applicants need assistance in proposal development”.

Bryant was also invited to participate in The White House Conference on Faith Based and Community Initiatives. The annual conference discusses ways to help improve the federal government’s new style of grant funding including President Bush’s addition
of the Faith Based and Community Initiative Act.

Free onsite workshops are available to any organization seeking grant funding. Manuals and CD/ROMs can be ordered at or by calling 904-688-0414.


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Contact Details = Angel Nixon 904-379-3816
Tracy Bryant 904-688-0414
Annette Williams 904-301-1381

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