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Leadership and Capacity Building Project

Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Building Organized Communities
  • Grant Amount $250,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2005–December 31, 2006
  • Location Billings, MT, United States
  • Geographic Focus Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming

About this grant

This grant will enable the Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project to continue efforts to help grassroots leaders address economic issues that affect low-income residents of the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions. The project has been working to establish permanent, multi-issue, membership-based community organizations throughout the Northwest.Multiyear funding will allow the project to provide grassroots leadership training for more than 400 leaders; community organizer training events for approximately 60 participants; staff director training for up to 12 participants; leadership and staff exchanges and cross-networking training for up to 12 participants; special training opportunity for 50 participants; consultation to member organizations; and training manuals and materials.Recent accomplishments included developing new training workshops and materials; creating a staff position to direct training and technical assistance; adding a technology component to the training programs; and continuing expansion efforts in Oregon.