CPE Program Grants

Purpose

The purpose of the AALL/Bloomberg Law Continuing Education Grants Program is to encourage program development and promote sharing among AALL entities. These procedures will be reviewed and revised in order to meet the goals of the program. Grant requests for educational programming will be accepted electronically and reviewed by the AALL/ Bloomberg Continuing  Education Grant Jury.

Getting Started

To begin, read the complete information on this page and review the following web pages and documents:

There are two grant cycles per year. The current timeline is as follows:

October 30, 2020 – Proposals due to AALL Headquarters (first round)
December 2, 2020 – Announcement of funded grants
November 2021 – Deadline for expenditure of funds

May 13, 2021 – Proposals due to AALL Headquarters (second round)
June 17, 2021 – Announcement of funded grants
June 2022 – Deadline for expenditure of funds

Application Process

The AALL/Bloomberg Law grants program is open to AALL HQ, chapters, SISs, member institutions, caucuses, committees, and individual AALL members. The grant can assist in providing ongoing quality continuing education programming outside of the AALL annual meeting. The grant can assist program content (speakers, venue, etc.) or the method of a wider distribution (podcast, etc.). The grant funds cannot be used for food, gifts or purchases not related to the actual program. The grant funds cannot be used to support programs that promote vendor products.

Those applying for grants will develop the educational content, identify relevant speakers/presenters, and propose delivery options, including venue for in-person programs. Please contact Celeste Smith, AALL education director, for program proposal assistance. In addition, please download the  Program Development Checklist  or the FAQ for assistance.

Decisions regarding requests for grant funding will be based (in part) on the following criteria:

  • Need for the program
  • Possibility that the program could be distributed to a wider audience within the AALL community

Programming at the local, regional, or national level

Applications for Continuing Education Grants will be accepted for any 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 program planner’s budget for an already planned program
  • Start up funds for an innovative format

Please fill out the CPE Grant Proposal Application completely, and with as much detail as you can provide, noting that the description of the program content should be 100–400 words.

Recent grant awards include:

  • Conversation with Ijeoma Oluo, author of So You Want to Talk About Race (LLSDC 2020 Sandy Peterson Memorial Lecture)
  • Work and Life during the Pandemic: Leadership Skills for Challenging Times (2020 GPLLA Institute)
  • Creating Practice-Ready Attorneys (HALL 2020 Spring Institute)
  • Legal Research Institute 2019 (LLAM)
  • Ascending to New Heights (SEAALL 2019 Institute)
  • The Changing Face of Technology in Law Librarianship (NOCALL 2019 Spring Institute)
  • Digital Dilemmas (AzALL-SANDALL 2018 Winter Institute)
  • Library Advocacy Boot Camp (NOCALL 2018 Spring Institute)

Grant recipients AGREE to:

  1. Identify a point person/grant coordinator and backup to be responsible for meeting grant requirements.
  2. Post the program details on the AALL program calendar.
  3. Send completed program materials to AALL Headquarters. The materials will be reviewed for inclusion in the AALL archives.
  4. Afford AALL members the same registration rate as extended to members of the sponsoring entity.
  5. 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/Bloomberg Law Continuing Education Grants Program.
  6. Obtain speaker/copyright releases from any speakers if recording or other otherwise replicating the program.
  7. Work with AALL education director and other staff (if needed) on project scope, budget/financial needs and support needed to ensure a successful program.
  8. Submit a final budget along with receipts within 30 days of the conclusion of the program.
  9. Submit a final report 10 business days after close of program.

*Those interested in submitting a webinar proposal will need to use the webinar proposal form to submit a proposal. Please refer to webinar proposal criteria for details.