Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management (ATCEM): Tell your Story – Grant Writing Workshop & Interactive Exercises
The 27th annual Alaska Tribal Conference on Environmental Management (ATCEM) is back from March 21-24, 2023 at The Hilton in Anchorage, AK! ATCEM has been a vital networking space for Tribal environmental professionals from across the state to learn from one another, connect with support organizations and agencies, and discover resources to help assist in efforts to improve local environmental health. Join CCLR and Tribal TAB at their session: Tell your Story – Grant Writing Workshop & Interactive Exercises on Friday, March 24 from 8 AM – 12 PM to get the ins and outs of completing a successful grant application.
The Center for Creative Land Recycling and Tribal TAB are hosting a Land Reuse Grant Writing Workshop to dive into the application process and receive concrete, practical guidance for preparing competitive grant proposals. This four hour grant writing workshop will cover developing your land reuse narrative, leveraging data to support your story, and creating tangible goals and tasks for your team. As part of this training, you’ll have the opportunity to engage in exercises designed to give you a headstart on grant writing – from integrating community input to understand their needs and facilitating stakeholder engagement and collaboration. You do not need to have acquired a grant or completed an application in order to attend this workshop; CCLR and Tribal TAB are here to provide the full rundown of writing a successful application from start to finish!
The Grant Writing Workshop is free and participants do not need to register for ATCEM in order to attend. Please note that this session is capped at 70 attendees. Register here!
Senior Planning Consultant
With over 15 years of planning experience, Joelle is an accomplished rural, urban and regional planner with exceptional experience in managing complex brownfields redevelopment projects. She has successfully secured over $2 million in grants, and developed comprehensive Brownfields Programs bringing about meaningful “shifts” to stimulate economic development. Her projects have earned local, regional and national recognition including a Region 8 Phoenix Award. As the former Community Development and Long Range Planning Manager for Adams County, Colorado, she spearheaded its first Brownfields Program, created its 2018 Balanced Housing Plan and oversaw numerous community development programs including the creation of over 400 affordable housing units. Joelle has been a strong advocate and supporter of brownfields programs and their ability to bring lasting changes and socioeconomic benefits to communities.
EPA Region 7 Regional Manager
Although an Iowa native, Jen grew up in Houston, Texas, where she witnessed firsthand the impacts of environmental injustice and gentrification in some of Houston’s oldest neighborhoods. She has more than 15 years of experience in community revitalization and redevelopment, community engagement, community strategic planning, environmental assessment and cleanup, regulatory compliance, environmental justice, sustainability, and grant writing and management. Strongly effected by her experiences and observations of how environmental injustice and gentrification impact individuals and communities, Jen is driven to work with communities that have been historically underserved, assisting them with realizing their community vision and helping to implement this vision in order to bring about meaningful and beneficial change.
Director of Environmental Programs
Joy Britt is the new Director of Environmental Programs at the Alaska Forum. Joy brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in environmental public health, with over 15 years of experience in the field. She spent most of her career assisting Alaska Tribes as the Program Manager for the Contamination Support Program at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, focusing on the identification and prevention of brownfields/contaminated sites. In her new role, she manages all aspects of environmental programs at the Alaska Forum and leads the building of these programs in partnership with the Knik Tribe of Alaska.
Director of KSU TAB Programs
Blase Leven is the Director of the Technical Assistance to Brownfields (TAB) Programs at Kansas State University. At KSU, he has performed and/or managed technical assistance activities since 1997, for communities and tribes working with brownfields, superfund and former defense sites across the nation. Mr. Leven’s technical expertise is primarily in site re-use goal-setting and project planning, environmental assessments, and project feasibility. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Geology, and is a Licensed Professional Geologist.
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