State Association Conference Grants

State Association Conference Grant Application

Grants are awarded to encourage opportunities for continuing education for the MPLA membership through pre or post conferences at the annual meetings of state associations in the region. If a state does not offer pre/post conference programs, that state can be awarded a grant for a presentation of comparable significance during the conference.

Value of Grants

Requirements for Application

Evaluation of Grant Applications

Conditions of Grant

  1. MPLA members attending the event for which the grant is awarded (pre, post, or regular conference) must receive the same discounted rates as members of the state association receiving the grant.
  2. Officers of the recipient association must agree to give the MPLA Board of Directors, through the Professional Development Committee Chair, an evaluative report of the pre/post conference program as it occurred. For benefit of the MPLA membership, the evaluative report may be published in the MPLA Newsletter or other publications.
  3. Upon receipt and approval of the complete evaluative report by the Chair of the MPLA Professional Development Committee no later than 2 months following the completion of the pre/post conference for which the grant was approved, the MPLA Executive Secretary will be notified to mail the grant check.

Application Procedures

  1. Applications are available on the MPLA web site. If there is no access to the web site applications may be requested from the Chair of the Professional Development Committee, or from the MPLA Executive Secretary.
  2. Completed applications may be submitted to the MPLA Executive Secretary at any time during the year. However, applications must be submitted by June 1 from those states which have Fall conferences and by February 1 from those states which have Spring conferences.
  3. Selection of awards will be made by majority approval of the Professional Development Committee.
  4. State associations are eligible to receive pre/post conference grants for a maximum of two consecutive years. After a subsequent year of ineligibility, the state association may again apply for pre/post conference grants.

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