Regional Grants Program

ATLA, in its commitment to support professional education opportunities, provides grants for Regional Grants for programs. The Professional Development Committee provides regional grants to support locally developed and hosted continuing education programs.

Eligibility

Two types of groups may apply for a Regional Grants Program:

  1. Regional Groups associated with ATLA
  2. Institutional Members of ATLA, whether or not in a Regional Group

Grant funds may be requested for all types of expenses related to speakers. Please note that grants are not available for individuals' projects. Awarded funds should not be used for attendees' lunch/break expenses or parking fees. Suggested honoraria are full day, $650; half-day, $400; one to two-hour workshops, $150-$200. Exceptions should be noted in the application. ATLA​ members who are providing content at events funded by Regional Program Grants are not eligible to receive honoraria; however, funding can be requested for their travel expenses.

Applications

Applicants need to complete the ATLA Regional Grants Program Application​ and submit the form via email to memberrep@atla.com.​

Grant applications should be submitted at least two months before the scheduled program. Applications will be reviewed by the committee on a rolling basis. The Professional Development Committee will consult with the applicant as needed and may ask for revisions. A decision about each award will be made within four weeks. The committee's budget cycle begins in September​, so there may be more funds available for applications submitted in fall or winter, and funds may run out, even for excellent proposals.

Funded programs must take place within 12 months of receiving the award.​

Topics and Content

The members of the Professional Development Committee can be contacted for ideas or suggestions for speakers or programs.

The committee welcomes requests that reflect traditional library programs (e.g., lectures, panel discussions, training) as well as other approaches (e.g., hands-on workshops, consultations plus programming).  

Report about the Event

Grant award recipients must complete a Regional Grants Program Reporting Form​ within one month after the event occurs. The reporting form includes information suitable for publishing in the ATLA Newsletter and photographs of the event are also appreciated. Reports may also be published to the ATLA web site. We ask you to share this information as successful educational programs may be used elsewhere or even as ideas for future Annual Conference programs.

​For further information please contact memberrep@atla.com who will forward the message to the current committee chair.

We look forward to receiving your grant proposal!​​​​​​