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May ILCMA Professional Development Event Hybrid Event

May Professional Development:  Grant Writing Tips & Tricks for Beginners

Join your colleagues to learn about best practices for writing winning grants and helping you to understand the basics of putting together proposals and budgets for a greater rate of success. Jared Walkowitz, Chief Accountability Officer with Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity will provide insights from his experience of applying for Illinois State grants.

Learning objectives include:

  • Preparing proposals that meet the requirements of grant opportunities
  • Preparing budgets for grant proposals
  • Defining project narratives that sell the project

Jared Walkowitz is the Chief Accountability Office with the Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity where he works to ensure that agency programs help promote investment and create jobs in Illinois. He has almost 20 years’ experience in the public sector managing tax credit, loan and grant programs in New York City, New York State and Illinois. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Ithaca College and Master of Public Administration from New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

addresses ICMA practices areas: 

In Person Attendees:

Registration/check-in and continental breakfast begins at 9 AM at NIU Naperville, E. 1120 Diehl Road, Naperville, IL

Zoom Access:

Zoom Access information will be emailed separately, to each registrant.  Note: Access will not be sent immediately following registration, but prior to the event date.



  • Professional Development Event-In Person
    May 4, 2023
    9:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Zoom Access-Professional Development
    May 4, 2023
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
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Venue Phone: 630-977-9101

Venue Website:

1120 E. Diehl Road, Naperville, Illinois, 60563, United States


1120 E. Diehl Road

Naperville, IL  60563


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