Media Release

Free " Grants Navigator" Training

Monday, June 7, 2010 4:00 PM

ALACHUA COUNTY, FL - Alachua County is offering three training sessions on the use of the eCivis Grants Network, Grants Navigator.  Grants Navigator is an online grant search tool that indexes all federal and State of Florida grants, as well as a number of privately funded grants.  It is web based and provides information about the grant itself, where to apply, links to grant application documents, contact information and links to other relevant information.

The County entered into an agreement with eCivis in 2004 and makes it available, free of charge,  to all county agencies and constitutional officers, all municipalities, the Library District, the School Board and all not for profit  organizations (including faith based ) in the County. Since 2004, over $5.4 million dollars in new grants have been received from grants found using Grants Network, ranging in amount from $1000 to $3.2 million.

The training dates and locations are:

Monday, June 14, 2010 at 3 p.m.

Grace Knight Conference Room

County Administration Building

12 SE 1st Street

Gainesville, Florida

Friday, June 18, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. and again at 3 p.m.

Alachua County Public Health Building

Conference Room A

218 SE 24th Street

Gainesville, Florida

Each session will cover:

·         Information about Grant opportunities

·         Brief overview of ARRA and use of

·         How to create Search Agents to let Grants Network find grants for you

·         Tips on applying for grants

·         How to search for grants, save grants, and e-mail grant details to others 

·         How to find help in Grants Network if you have questions

John Johnson, the County Grants, and Contracts Administrator will provide general information about grants and grant opportunities.  Stephanie Rodriguez, Account Executive from eCivis, will conduct the software training via webinar.

Each session will take approximately one hour.  Reservations are required.

The training is open to new and existing users. 

To make a reservation call the Office of Management and Budget at 352-374-5262 or email


For more information about Grants Network, contact John Johnson at 352-338-7392.  Visit eCivis on the web at



If you have a disability and need an accommodation in order to participate in a County program, service or public meeting, please contact the Alachua County Equal Opportunity Office at 352-374-5275 at least 2 business days prior to the event. TTY users please call 711 (Florida Relay Service).