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Grants – Finding, Writing, and Managing – Oh My! (Part 2)


Join WeConservePA in welcoming guest speaker Joanne Walker for a two-part workshop series on grant finding, grant writing, and grant management for Environmental Advisory Councils. Learn more about the process of identifying grant opportunities, the application process, and what to do if you are successful in obtaining a grant for your municipality.  Participants should plan to attend both parts 1 & 2.

We will cover the specifics of:

  • How municipalities typically apply for and manage grants,
  • Finding grant opportunities for your EAC and community,
  • Writing the application, and
  • How to manage a grant once awarded.

Each evening will consist of a presentation and plenty of time for questions!

Part 1: November 9, 6:30-7:45pm
Part 2: November 16, 6:30-7:45pm 





Joanne Walker has been an environmental and land use attorney for over 35 years. She is also an adjunct associate professor in Temple University’s City and Regional Planning and Community Development programs, teaching courses in Planning Law, Nonprofit Management, and Grant Writing for over 15 years. Joanne received her law degree and a Masters in Public Administration from Syracuse University and her undergraduate degree from LaSalle University. She is also a member of the Upper Gwynedd Township Environmental Advisory Council.

Brandon Ford is the Assistant Township Manager of Springfield Township (Montgomery County, PA) and serves as the principal grant writer and administrator for the Township. He is also an Executive Board Member of the Montgomery County Consortium of Communities, Co-Chair of the Wissahickon Clean Water Partnership, and Chair of the Montgomery County Resiliency Partnership. Brandon received a Masters in Public Administration from Villanova University, a Masters of Profession Studies in Community and Economic Development and his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University. He is also the staff liaison to the Springfield Township Environmental Advisory Commission.


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