Barrasso, Lummis & Gordon Gear Up for WY Federal Funding Summit
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) -U.S. Senators John Barrasso and Cynthia Lummis (both R-WY) and Governor Mark Gordon are encouraging federal funding seekers in Wyoming to sign up for the few remaining spots at the Wyoming Federal Funding Summit. The hosts also announced a virtual option for those who are unable to join in person, though in person attendance is highly recommended.
The summit is a first of its kind event providing free professional instruction, access to agency representatives and various resources to help localities, counties and non-government organizations (NGOs) apply for, secure and manage federal funds.
“As the Wyoming Federal Funding Summit nears, we want to express our deep gratitude to our agency presenters who have taken time out of their schedules to come and assist federal funding seekers from across Wyoming,” said Senators Barrasso and Lummis and Governor Gordon. “Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Energy, Economic Development Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency as well as our state partners are lending their expertise on the intricacies of the federal funding process. Their assistance is invaluable and will be a huge benefit for federal funding seekers in Wyoming.”
The Wyoming Federal Funding Summit will be held in Sheridan, Wyoming. The grant writing intensive will take place on June 12th and 13th and will be provided by MC2 Collaborative in conjunction with David Piantanida, Media Officer/Congressional Liaison, U.S. EPA Region 8 Public Affairs Registration for the intensive is closed. The federal funding overview and seminar will take place on June 14th and 15th. A limited number of in-person slots are available. All sessions are free and open to the public, but prior registration is required. If interested in attending, but unable to come in person, there will be a virtual option for people to attend the federal funding summit. No registration is needed to attend virtually, but please visit www.lummis.senate.gov/wyoming-federal-funding-summit-virtual to access the link.
In addition to the federal grant writing and management workshop, there will be additional panels and discussions on Infrastructure, Investment & Jobs Act (IIJA) and Inflation Reduction Act funding, technical assistance and grant management and an open house with federal agency representatives where participants will have the opportunity to bring them their projects, questions and ideas. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Energy, Economic Development Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency and various state partners and agencies will be in attendance.
A full event agenda can be found below. While Senator Barrasso and Senator Lummis did not support final passage of the Infrastructure, Investment & Jobs Act or the Inflation Reduction Act, both senators are committed to ensuring Wyoming communities and citizens have fair access to the programs their tax dollars are helping to fund.
For more information and to register, visit www.lummis.senate.gov/federal-funding-summit-rsvp.
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