Athens, GA – U.S. Representative Paul Broun, M.D. (GA-10) today announced that he will host a Grants and Small Business Workshop from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at the Oconee County Civic Center. The workshop will give individuals seeking grant funding and business loans the opportunity to learn about strategies for grant writing, keys to small business success, and tips for navigating federal grants.

“This workshop is a great opportunity for individuals and organizations seeking grant funding or business loans to learn about the tools that will help them succeed,” said Congressman Paul Broun. “I encourage 10th district residents to take advantage of this free workshop and the opportunity to network and speak with state and federal representatives about the application process and their programs.”

The following agencies will be available with information about the services and resources they provide:

·        Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

·        Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA)

·        Georgia DCA Appalachian Regional Commission

·        Georgia DCA Housing & Finance

·        Georgia Emergency Management Agency

·        Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center


·        The Environmental Protection Agency

·        The Federal Emergency Management Agency

·        The Foundation Center

·        USDA Rural Development

·        U.S. Department of Education

·        U.S. Small Business Administration

·        Office of Small Business Development Centers

The Grants and Small Business Workshop will take place at the Oconee County Civic Center at 2661 Hog Mountain Road in Watkinsville, Georgia. This event is free and open to the public. No reservations are required. For more information, please contact Beth Blalock at or 706-969-1461.