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Northwest TTAP
668 N. Riverpoint Blvd., Rm 384
Spokane, WA 99202-1660
phone: 509.828.1410

Grant Development Workshop - July 14 & 15

Host - The Muckleshoot Indian Tribe

Grant Writing - July 14, 2015 8 am - 4:30 pm

  • Presentors Teresa Dameron & Darlene Lee; Traditional Eagle Solutions, LLC
    Teresa Dameron (Oglala Lakota) and Darlene Lee (Navajo) have successfully provided training in Grant Writing, Grant Management and Grant Development across the country. As a former Educator Teresa incorporates hands-on, experiential learning experiences. Darlene has been in executive management positions for over 20 years of her professional career. She draws on experiences related to managing staff, teams, grant projects and many other areas. Darlene can summarize overall impacts and provide executive managerial perspective/insight. The TES Training Team focuses on providing participants with solutions related to topics relevant in Indian Country.

    You Will Learn:
    • How to develop a winning grant proposal!
    • How to organize a grant document.
    • How to develop a culturally responsive project.
    • How to utilize a cultural planning model for collecting community input.
    • How to develop and create a budget document to ensure you are requesting sufficient funding for your project.
    • How to create the best verbiage for strong & convincing tribal resolutions, letters of support, and letters of commitment.
    • How to identify the resources that may be applied to your proposals that require matching funds.
    • How to create a realistic timeline that reflects how you propose to achieve your grant objectives.

    At the End of the Workshop: You will be ready to develop culturally relevant, convincing and highly competitive grant proposals that will contain realistic budgets and realistic timelines. You will leave with sample documents that are integral to any grant proposal. This course will provide you with a cultural planning model to assure federal agencies and private foundations that your grant is worth their investment!

Grant Management - July 15, 2015 8 am - 12:30 pm

  • Presentors Pam James & Quanah Crossland Stamps; GrantVantage, Inc.
    Pam James is one of the Co-Founders of GrantVantage. She oversees training and special projects. As a national leader in program design and grants management, Pam frequently consults with the American Indian Health Commission for Washington State, the Nisqually Tribe, and the Washington State Governor’s Office of Indian Affairs. Pam is an exceptional trainer and expert in non-profit development, organizational strategic planning and meeting facilitation. She has worked with Tribes, community service programs and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States, Canada, and the Territory of Guam. Pam is from the Colville Tribe and co-founder of Native Strategies, a national nonprofit training and technical assistance organization dedicated to connecting people and enriching lives.  Quanah is Chief Executive Officer of GrantVantage. With 27 years’ experience in grants, contracts, and public policy, she served in executive leadership positions with the U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Quanah has designed, implemented, and managed a wide-range of social and economic development programs supporting domestic and international organizations and communities. Quanah served as the Commissioner for the Administration for Native Americans, managing three national discretionary grant programs, a $24M development loan fund, and invested $276M in social and economic development initiatives. Quanah co-founded GrantVantage Inc. to meet the grant management needs of nonprofits, Tribes, states, and territorial governments. Quanah is an enrolled member of the Cherokee Nation, sits on the boards of two national nonprofits, and holds a Master’s degree in International Commerce and Policy from George Mason University.

    Learn how to navigate the new OMB Uniform Grant Guidance and prepare for implementation of the DATA Act. This Four-hour workshop will provide you with the tools to easily understand the new program, policies and procedures you’ll need to implement to effectively manage, track, and report on your grants. You will also learn how to effectively manage grant consultants and partnership and collect data. During this workshop we will also demonstrate how the GrantVantage system assists directors, program managers, and compliance reporting.

Registration deadline July 6, 2015

Contact Michele Siedenburg at or call 509-828-1411 for registration

Location: Muckleshoot Training Conference rooms (next to Muckleshoot Casino)
2402 Auburn Way S Rm C1; Auburn WA 98092


Driving Directions:

From Seattle

  • Head South on I-5S
  • Merge onto W-18 at via exit 142A toward Auburn/Northbend
  • Take the WA-164 E exit toward Enumclaw
  • Turn left onto Auburn Way S/WA-164
  • 2402 AUBURN WAY S is on the left

From Portland

  • Head north on I-405 N
  • Merge onto I-5 N via the exit on the left toward I-5 N/Seattle (Crossing into Washington)
  • Merge onto W-18 via exit 142A toward Auburn/Northbend
  • Take the WA-164 E exit toward Enumclaw
  • Turn left onto Auburn Way S/WA-164
  • 2402 AUBURN WAY S is on the left

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