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A grant writing workshop is scheduled to be presented in Perry April 10 for representatives of nonprofits, local government and schools.

Grant Writing 101 will provide hands-on training in seeking and writing successful grant applications.  The workshop will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 10 at the Town/Craft Building Upstairs Conference Room 1124 Willis Avenue Perry, IA 50220.  The workshop is sponsored by Iowa State University Extension – Dallas County and the Perry Chamber of Commerce.

Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop, iPad or tablet device to the workshop, if they have one available.

Cost of the workshop is $10 for non-Chamber Members and FREE for Chamber Members, which includes refreshments and coffee. Register through the Perry Chamber of Commerce at  https://bit.ly/2HvwHD0

The training will be presented by Jane Nolan Goeken, a Community and Economic Development program specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Goeken has more than 30 years of experience working with grants, and has written successful applications for a variety of federal, state, local and foundation grant programs. She has also served as a grant application reviewer and has helped set up grant award and review programs.

Goeken will assist workshop participants in exploring various public and private funding sources, and provide instruction and tips on planning projects and writing successful grant applications.  For more information about the workshop, contact Jane Goeken at jngoeken@iastate.edu or 712-240-2504.


County News

September 11, 2018

It is now time to enroll for the 2018-2019 4-H year!  We are setting a deadline of November 15 for all re-enrolling members to have fees paid and re-enrolled through 4HOnline. 

Dog class
March 15, 2019

Dog classes for obedience, showmanship and rally will begin on Monday, April 1st.

February 7, 2019

Both 4-H and Clovers Kids are invited to participate in Communications Day on Saturday, April 13 at the Adel Public Library (303 S. 10th St.).  

Stakeholders Report
January 28, 2019

Every year all 100 Extension County Offices prepare and share their annual Stakeholders Report.  Please take the time to read the one for Dallas County.  We have had a full year of many new programs, reaching new audiences, and strengthening what we already do well.  Click HERE to learn more

June 13, 2018

Suicide, prominently in the news with the recent deaths of well-known celebrities, is a major public health problem and a leading cause of death in the United States. It is important to know warning signs and how to find assistance.



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