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State Historical Records Advisory Board, State Library offer grant writing workshop

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The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board and Wyoming State Library is pleased to announce a free virtual workshop, Grant Writing for Every Occasion, to be held May 4-5. Please contact Susan Mark from the Wyoming State Library at (307) 777-5915, email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or use the online form at https://forms.gle/5MbbGLTg2nGs5o818 to register for the workshop. 

This workshop is geared towards all levels of experience and will help participants master the logic and preparation needed for successful grant writing. Learn tips, tricks, and pitfalls of grant writing, plus where to find help. The discussion will include the elements of a proposal and how to develop, prepare, and present a compelling case.

Five of six sessions will be presented by Susan Mark, Outreach Librarian at the Wyoming State Library. Mark is one of two coordinators for the WSL’s federal Library Service and Technology Act grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She’s written grants successfully for nonprofits and state government agencies, managed grant contracts, served on grant review committees, and conducted grant writing workshops.

The final session will be with Dan Stokes, Director for State Programs at the National Historical Publications and Records Commission. His specializations include state and local government records, Native American records and projects, architectural records, and consultant grants.  

Participants are encouraged to ask questions and interact with their peers. There will be a question and answer session scheduled for each day of the workshop to discuss any additional topics of interest. The workshop is sponsored by the Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board with funds received from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission.

The Wyoming State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) consists of public officials and private citizens who believe in the importance of preserving our state's records and in making them available for the public. It works with state and local governments, businesses and organizations, and individuals to provide information, technical assistance and resources. The Wyoming SHRAB is one of many similar organizations in existence nationwide, supported by and operating in cooperation with the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), a branch of the National Archives.

Members of the Wyoming SHRAB are:  Phyllis Baker, Thermopolis; Amanda Benson, Green River; Brigida Blasi, Laramie; Sylvia Bruner, Buffalo; Robert Henning, Gillette; Jeremy Johnston, Cody; Michele Pacifico, Jackson; Travis Pollock, Cheyenne; and Kristin Watson, Riverton. For more information about the board, please contact Sara Davis,  WY SHRAB coordinator and Wyoming State Archivist, Wyoming State Archives, Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources at (307) 777-8691, or visit the SHRAB web site at https://wyoarchives.wyo.gov/index.php/about-archives/state-historical-records-advisory-board. The WY SHRAB program is administered by the Wyoming State Archives, which is part of the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources. Questions about Grant Writing for Every Occasion may be directed to Susan Mark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (307) 777-5915.