AALL Continuing Education Grant Program

PURPOSE

The purpose of the AALL Continuing Education Grant Program is to encourage educational program development and promote program sharing among AALL entities. The application guidelines will be reviewed and revised periodically to continue meeting the goals of the program. Grant requests for educational programming are accepted electronically and reviewed by the AALL/ Bloomberg Continuing Education Grant Jury.

GETTING STARTED

Read all information on this page and review these web pages and documents:

2021-2022 Grant Timeline

Current Round

October 29, 2021 – Proposals due to AALL Headquarters
December 2, 2021 – Announcement of funded grants
November 2022 – Deadline for expenditure of funds

Next Round

May 12, 2022 – Proposals due to AALL Headquarters
June 16, 2022 – Announcement of funded grants
June 2023 – Deadline for expenditure of funds

APPLICATION PROCESS

The AALL Continuing Education Grant Program is open to AALL chapters, SISs, member institutions, caucuses, committees, and individual AALL members.

Grant funds assist in providing quality and ongoing continuing education programming outside of AALL educational programs. Grant funds may be used for speaker fees, venue, conference/webinar platforms, etc.

Grant funds cannot be used for food, advertisement, or gifts for speakers. Grant funds cannot be used to support programs promoting vendor products.

The AALL Continuing Education Grant will be awarded twice a year by the AALL/Bloomberg Law Continuing Education Grant Jury based on grant criteria.

Decisions on grant funding will be based, in part, on the following criteria:

  • Need for the program
  • Possible distribution of the program to a wider audience within the AALL community

Those applying for grants will develop the educational content, identify relevant speakers and/or presenters, and propose delivery options, including venue for in-person programs. Download the AALL Program Development Checklist and the AALL Continuing Education Grant FAQs for more information.

Applications for the AALL Continuing Education Grant Program will be accepted for any dollar amount, and for the following purposes, including, but not limited to:

  • Program content development of varying lengths
  • Funding a partnership between an SIS and a chapter
  • Specific shortfall in the planning budget for an already planned program
  • Start-up funds for an innovative format

RECENT GRANT AWARDS INCLUDE:

Fall 2021

  • 2022 Diversity Summit
  • 2022 NOCALL Spring Institute
  • Get Refusal & Domestic Violence in the Jewish Community: Culturally Competent Services from Civil and Halachic Perspectives

Spring 2021

  • The Right to Be Safe: An Upstander & Self-Defense Response to Anti-Asian Harassment & Violence (Asian American Law Library Caucus, RIPS-SIS, GLL-SIS)
  • Conference on Access to Information: Latin America and the Caribbean (FCIL-SIS)
  • Project 20/20: From Transition to Transformation (LLSDC, GPLLA, and LLAM)
  • ORALL County SIG Annual Conference
  • ALLA Institute

GRANT RECIPIENTS AGREE TO:

  1. Identify a grant coordinator responsible for meeting grant requirements.
  2. Send AALL information about the program to post on the Calendar of Events on AALLNET.
  3. Offer AALL members the same registration rate as extended to members of the sponsoring entity.
  4. Obtain speaker/copyright releases from all speakers.
  5. Submit disbursement request to AALL at conclusion of program.
  6. Recognize AALL as a sponsor in all marketing (including email and other electronic announcements of the program) and registration materials. The following tag line must be used with or without the AALL logo: This program is made possible by a grant from the AALL Continuing Education Grants Program and Bloomberg Law.
  7. Work with AALL director of education and learning and other staff (if needed) on project scope, budget, and additional support as needed to ensure a successful program.
  8. Submit a final report 10 business days after close of program.

READY TO APPLY?

Complete the AALL Continuing Education Grant Application with as much detail as you can provide. The description of the program content should be 100–400 words.

Please note that a grant may not be used for an AALL webinar. Those interested in submitting an AALL webinar proposal will need to use the webinar proposal form to submit a proposal. Please refer to webinar proposal criteria for details.