University of Illinois Extension is asking Illinois residents about what you need to know, how you want that information, and how Extension can serve you better, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal is to provide timely, easily available information. You can complete the questionnaire in about 10 minutes. Details about the survey, including informed consent, are in the introduction. Thank you for taking the time to share your needs and perspectives. We value your input.
Grant Writing USA will present a two day live and online Grant Writing Workshop in partnership with 15th District of Illinois State Senator Harris's Office on May 26-27, 2020. This workshop will cover how to write grant proposals, start to finish, and how to locate and track relevant grant opportunities. Details and registration are here.
The 2020 Census is a massive undertaking. It requires counting a diverse and growing population. The census questionnaire asks a few simple questions about you and everyone who was living with you on April 1, 2020. You can still respond online at 2020census.gov — without ever having to leave home or meet a census taker.
May is bike month! The League of American Bicyclists posted six videos that can help new riders get comfortable with biking skills (even at a physical distance.) This month, it's a great time to joing the National Bike Challenge! You, your friends, and your colleagues can log your miles, compare stats, and offer high-fives from a distance! The League of American Bicyclists represent bicyclists in the movement to create safer roads, stronger communities, and a Bicycle Friendly America. Through education, advocacy and promotion the League works to celebrate and preserve the freedom cycling brings to its members everywhere.
Earlier this year, Illinois Extension partnered with the Illinois Office of Broadband to air a 4-part webinar series on the Connect Illinois broadband infrastructure grant program. The webinars covered the general overview and requirements of the grant, the application packet, the broadband map challenge process, and the budget template. This month, Illinois Extension, the Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, and the Illinois Office of Broadband will offer another 4-part Developing Broadband Leadership Webinar Series at 11:30am on Wednesdays May 13, May 20, May 27, and June 3. The series is designed to show how communities are addressing short-term broadband connectivity issues while moving forward with longer-term solutions. After an introductory session to set the stage, the series describes the community-driven broadband development process. We then give a “Broadband 101” session before ending the series with an exploration of digital inclusion strategies. REGISTER HERE