The Kansas Press Association office recently received some great news.
A month ago, Emily Bradbury, assistant director of the Kansas Press Association, submitted a grant application to the Kansas Leadership Center for the purpose of receiving a 2018 Leadership Transformation Grant.
We received word last week that the grant has been awarded to the KPA.
Here's what KLC sent: "We are excited to inform you that Kansas Press Association has been granted a 2018 Leadership Transformation Grant! This year, KLC received applications from 90 organizations across the state and only 40 were awarded this grant. You and your organization will have access to 40 spots (worth $25,000) in any of our core programs in 2018. We are confident this will help you move forward on the leadership challenges facing your organization or community."
Although this isn't a "cash in pocket" grant, it does allow us to subsidize the leadership training for KPA members during 2018 for those Kansas newspaper companies that would like to send staff members to extensive training.
Bradbury, Amber Jackson, advertising director for KPA, and Doug Anstaett, KPA executive director, will be in Wichita next week to discuss with KLC staff how will implement the grant.