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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, 2007–December 31, 2008
  • Location Billings, MT, United States
  • Geographic Focus Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Wyoming

About this grant

The Western Organization of Resource Councils Education Project is building permanent, multi-issue, membership-based community organizations throughout the Northwest. Funding will enable the grantee to increase the capacity of grassroots leaders and professional community organizers in order to address economic issues of concern to low-income residents of the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions. The grantee will conduct a series of workshops, trainings, leadership schools, and exchanges, and will produce training materials. This initiative will enhance the grantee’s work on issues including natural resource policies, corporate and community relations, and agricultural reforms to benefit small- and moderate-sized family farms.