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.
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 29, 2021 – Proposals due to AALL Headquarters (first round)
December 2, 2021 – Announcement of funded grants
November 2022 – Deadline for expenditure of funds
May 12, 2022 – Proposals due to AALL Headquarters (second round)
June 16, 2022 – Announcement of funded grants
June 2023 – Deadline for expenditure of funds
The AALL/Bloomberg Law Continuing Education 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. One or more grants totaling $5,000 ($2,500 per grant cycle) will be awarded by the AALL/Bloomberg Law Continuing Education Grants Jury twice a year provided the application(s) fits the grant criteria listed below.
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:
- The Right to Be Safe: An Upstander & Self-Defense Response to Anti-Asian Harassment & Violence (AALLc, 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)
- 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)
Grant recipients AGREE to:
- Identify a point person/grant coordinator and backup to be responsible for meeting grant requirements.
- Post the program details on the AALL program calendar.
- Send completed program materials to AALL Headquarters. The materials will be reviewed for inclusion in the AALL archives.
- Afford AALL members the same registration rate as extended to members of the sponsoring entity.
- 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.
- Obtain speaker/copyright releases from any speakers if recording or other otherwise replicating the program.
- Work with AALL education director and other staff (if needed) on project scope, budget/financial needs and support needed to ensure a successful program.
- Submit a final budget along with receipts within 30 days of the conclusion of the program.
- 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.