Funding for Innovative CPE Projects

April 2017

The 2017 Innovative Program Award grant cycle is now open! Applicants are invited to submit proposals for innovative CPE projects that do not exceed $10,000.  This year $29,000 is available in funding.

Grants may be awarded at three levels:

One grant may be awarded in the range of $7,501-$10,000
One grant may be awarded in the range of $5,001-$7,500
Other grants may be awarded in amounts up to $5,000 to the extent of funds available.

If no grants are awarded at the $10,000 or $7,500 maximum levels, funds reserved for these grants may be reallocated to provide support for projects at up to $5,000.
The 2017 Innovative Program Award application and proposal outline may be accessed by clicking here.  Please submit a complete application and proposal (5-page maximum) in PDF format via email to Jasmine T. Okafor by August 4, 2017.

Please include the following information in your proposal materials:
  1. A completed application form with two signatures, one of the principal officer of the governing board, and one of the person who will administer the program/project.
  2. A concise description of the program/purpose for which the grant would be used following the proposal outline.
  3. A definite plan and timetable for beginning and completing the program/project.
  4. A fully-allocated, itemized budget of expenses and revenue related to the total cost of the project. Make certain that your budget reflects all activities listed in your project plan, and includes support provided by your organization. Next to each revenue line, indicate whether the revenue has been “secured” or is “pending.” The requested amount of funds from ACPE should not exceed $10,000.
If a proposal does not meet the funding criteria (see Guidelines), the Innovative Program Awards Committee will notify the applicant immediately. Eligible applicants may be asked for additional information that will be due September 9.

At its November 2017 meeting, the ACPE Foundation Board will approve funding based on the Program Award Committee recommendations. Award recipient(s) will be notified no later than December 1, 2017, and funds will be disbursed in the first quarter of 2018.
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