NASHVILLE, Tenn. (August 18, 2021) – State Senator Ken Yager (R-Kingston) today announced he will host a Grants Conference on Wednesday, September 29th at Roane State Community College in Harriman in coordination with the college’s Office of Workforce and Community Development. The conference will provide local governments, community groups and nonprofits important information regarding available grants and the best practices for preparing a successful application.

“The goal is to never let a grant opportunity pass by without local governments, community groups and nonprofits knowing how to tap into it,” said Yager. “The right federal, state or local grant can make the difference in going forward on a needed project.  I want to maximize our opportunities to seize every possible grant dollar available for our communities and this conference will greatly help in that effort.”

Yager has sponsored the Grant Conference since 2013 to improve the opportunities for citizens, organizations and government agencies to tap into a wide variety of grant funds available to them. 

The conference will be held in the O’Brien Theatre from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.  Admission is free but attendees must register for the event. Please go to RSCC portal to register at roanestate.edu/YGC.  Online registration opens on August 23 and closes on September 24.

“There is an art to applying for grants and I want as many local citizens, organizations, and government agencies as possible to be apprised of the best practices,” added Yager.  “The experts presenting at this conference will help us maximize our potential to help our communities tap into these funds.”

Senator Yager represents Campbell, Fentress, Morgan, Rhea, Roane, Pickett and Scott Counties in Senate District 12 in the Tennessee General Assembly. 

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