The Connecticut State Department of Education is currently looking for a few good grant readers to help them evaluate grant proposals for after school programs. This is an unpaid, one-day volunteer commitment on June 30, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Stanley Black and Decker University Conference Center in New Britain, CT. A full breakfast and lunch will be provided during this one-day event, during which you will read three proposals (maximum of 40 pages each) and score them on a matrix (training will be provided). Then, in groups of three readers, the scores and comments will be discussed and a final score sheet for each grant will be prepared.
The theme for the day will be TROPICAL, and prizes will be awarded for the best Hawaiian shirt (sorry, no tiki bar though!) Casual dress is encouraged.
To be eligible, you cannot work for an organization that is applying for the state-funded after school grants as either a primary grantee or a partner. This is a great opportunity to strengthen your own grant writing skills while also providing an important community service.
If you are interested in being considered as a possible grant reader, please send a short description of your relevant experience and contact information, along with any possible cities or organizations where you may have a conflict of interest, to Rose Dugas at rdugas@ctafterschoolnetwork as soon as possible, no later than June 26th. If you have served as a reader for these proposals in previous years, just email us your contact and conflict of interest information. Full directions and parking information will be sent with a reminder email on the morning of June 29.
If you have any questions, feel free to call Michelle Doucette Cunningham at 860-730-2941.