08.20.07

Burr to Speak at Asheville Federal Grant Workshop

Hosting event on federal grants for faith-based and community initiatives

U.S. Senator Richard Burr will host a federal grant workshop in Asheville to focus on improving access to federal grants for faith-based and community initiatives. The workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 9:00 AM at the Reuter Center at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Burr will deliver opening remarks to workshop attendees at 9:00 AM.

WHO U.S. Senator Richard Burr

WHAT Federal Grant Workshop for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives

WHEN Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at 9:00 AM

WHERE Reuter Center, University of North Carolina at Asheville, Asheville, North Carolina

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and U.S. Department of Labor, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will present information at the workshop.

"Faith-based and community initiative organizations provide help to those who are most in need. These organizations play crucial roles in making our communities better—especially in areas where the government cannot perform," said Senator Burr. "This workshop will provide faith-based and community groups with a better understanding of the federal grants process so they can continue to make a positive impact on the communities they serve."

The workshop is part of Burr's North Carolina Economic Development series to make the state more competitive in the federal arena. In February, Senator Burr hosted an economic development summit on health care in Durham. He also hosted an economic development summit in May for North Carolina's museums and libraries.

The seminar is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is requested. North Carolina faith-based and community initiative organization personnel and those who wish to attend the workshop should contact Emily Cranford at (202) 224-3154.