AACTE Announces 2013 State Chapter Support Grant Program
AACTE is pleased to offer the State Chapter Support Grant Program for a third year, directing member dues toward strengthening the relationship between the state chapters and AACTE and supporting the development of state chapters through their initiatives. Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to applicants with an existing state chapter or to those who plan to create a new chapter. All states are eligible and encouraged to apply. Applicants may submit a multistate proposal, for which awards may be made up to $10,000.
Posted: March 25, 2013
Deadline: April 23, 2013, 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Applicants will be notified of awards by Wednesday, May 22, 2013
- Grant Purpose
Grant Fund Purpose
AACTE is dedicated to strengthening the role and voice of its member institutions, including through state chapters. To bolster their advocacy and leadership within the state and AACTE's service to its members, the State Chapter Support Grants intend to address one or more of the following goals:
- Support the development of existing state chapters and their initiatives.
- Support the development of a new state chapter.
- Strengthen the relationship between AACTE and a state chapter.
Previous awards have been utilized to fund activities such as hiring a legislative liaison; gaining resources to start a state chapter; holding regional collaborative meetings between state chapters; traveling to AACTE events such as the State Leaders Institute, Day on the Hill, and the Annual Meeting; providing subsidies to encourage new faculty to participate in chapter and AACTE activities; and planning a retreat and additional meetings to reactivate a chapter. States can also use funds to pay for AACTE staff visits to state chapters. The activities proposed in the grant must align with one or more of the three goals listed above.
- Eligibility and Requirements
Application Eligibility and Award Requirements
States with an official AACTE chapter: One application will be allowed per state and must be submitted by a member of the chapter leadership who is also from an AACTE member institution. Established chapters must complete the 2013 state chapter annual report prior to submitting their application.
States without an official AACTE chapter: One application will be allowed per state. One or more institutions may collaborate on an application; at least one applicant must be an AACTE member institution.
States may apply as a collaborative, for which awards may be made up to $10,000.
Applicants who received a 2012 State Chapter Support Grant must include with their application an update on their use of funds (no more than one page in length). This update is in addition to the final report that is due May 31, 2013. Grant awards must be spent within 1 year of receipt.
Applicants who are rewarded a 2013 grant will be required to submit a final report to AACTE by May 30, 2014. The final report should be no more than three pages in length and should include a description of how the funds were used, project outcomes, any challenges to accomplishing their goals, how the grant benefitted the chapter and relationship with AACTE, and copies of all receipts.
- Proposal Requirements
Proposal Requirements -
Proposals should contain all of the following components:
- A list of all applicants, including individual chapter leadership members and their titles (if applicable), professional job titles, and institutional affiliations. The proposal must designate a grant leader and include his or her contact information including e-mail, phone number, and institution.
- A narrative (3-4 pages long, 11-point font, Times New Roman font, double-spaced) describing the project goals, proposed activities, and the applicants' roles and responsibilities. The following sections should be included in the narrative:
- Proposal Overview: A brief description of the project and how it would enhance the state chapter.
- Goals and Proposed Activities: Describe the goals and proposed activities that the grant would help accomplish. Include a description of how the proposed activities align with at least one of the three grant purposes: to strengthen existing state chapters; assist in the development of new state chapters; or strengthen the relationship between AACTE and the state chapters.
- Implementation Timeline and Key Milestones: List significant deliverables and the anticipated timeframe for their completion.
- List of individuals or companies contracted to consult on or author any portion of the proposal (if applicable).
- Chapter's Commitment to the Proposed Activities: Describe any financial or personnel resources the applicant intends to provide to support and supplement the proposed activities and goals.
- 3. A budget (Excel spreadsheet or PDF format) containing the following components:
- An itemized breakdown of project expenses with a brief explanation of how the funds will be used.
- A breakdown of in-kind resources, or matching funds, the applicant is able to provide.
- Total resources sought from AACTE.
- List of the primary contact(s) responsible for financial oversight and implementation of the project work. Please include the following contact information: name, institution affiliation, e-mail address, and phone number.
- Submission Guidelines
- Only online applications will be accepted; to submit application documents,
- The application deadline is Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 12:00 p.m. EDT.
- Applicants will be notified by Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
- Review Process
- AACTE staff will review all applications for required components.
- Staff will submit its recommendations to the AACTE Executive Committee, which will make the final award decisions.
- Funding will be provided to as many eligible programs as possible given the funds allocated to the project.
Applicants with questions should contact Liz Ross, Manager of State Chapters and Programs,