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2018 Affiliate Challenge Grant
The 2018 NAALJ Affiliate Challenge Grant
The NAALJ and NALJF Boards are pleased to announce that the Affiliate Challenge Grant Program has been renewed for the 2018 Annual Conference. Each Affiliate is entitled to choose a Challenge Grant Winner who will receive one $500 stipend to attend the Conference in St. Petersburg, paid by the NAALJ Foundation. (Check awarded at the Conference). It is permissible for this award to be apportioned among more than one winner, if desired by the Affiliate. Affiliates are challenged to provide all or a portion of the remaining expenses for the affiliate member to attend.
PURPOSE OF THE GRANT
To encourage active participation in NAALJ or local affiliates, including participation on committees and consideration of taking on other leadership roles in NAALJ. The implementation and interpretation of this provision and method of choosing the grant winner will be left up to the local affiliates.
The Affiliate must be up-to-date on NAALJ dues. The grant recipient must be up-to-date on NAALJ dues. The grant may not be awarded to any current officer or member of the NAALJ Board of Governors or Affiliate. The grant may not be awarded to any person who has received a challenge grant within the last three years. Click here for the Application for Affiliate Challenge Grant. The grant application must be completed on behalf of any recipient chosen by the Affiliate.
For the recipient(s) chosen by the Affiliate the Application for Affiliate Challenge Grant must be completed. All responses from Affiliates regarding Grant Recipients must be received by September 14, 2018. There will be no time extensions. You will receive only one follow-up reminder announcement after this email.
Dear NYSALJA Members,
As you know, the 2018 NAALJ Annual Meeting is being held at the Hilton St. Petersburgh Bayfront Hotel in St. Petersburgh Florida from October 14-17, 2018. The NAALJ and The NALJF boards are offering the Challenge Grant Program to New York for 2018.
The program is one of NAALJ’s efforts to support educational training and professionalism among ALJs across the country. It offers us an opportunity to choose an affiliate member to be the New York Challenge Grant recipient. The program is named “Challenge Grant” because NYSALJA will match NAALJ’s $500 grant for a total of $1,000.
The grant may be spent on the cost of conference registration, hotel, travel, or other related expenses.
NYSALJA also offers a separate $500 grant for the conference to another member of the Association.
Grant recipients for both grants must meet the following criteria:
- the recipient must be a current paid member of NYSALJA;
- the recipient must register for and attend the 2018 NAALJ Annual Meeting and Conference ;
- the recipient must not have received a grant from NYSALJA or NAALJ in the last three years.
To be considered for the grants, please submit a written request to me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org which must be received by 3:00 PM on Friday, September 7, 2018.
The winners will be randomly drawn from the names submitted, and notified prior to the conference. The winner of the NAALJ/NYSALJA grants will receive reimbursement at the conference.
One last thing… if for some reason the winner of the grant is unable to attend (for any reason), the runner-up will be given the grant.
For information and registration for the conference, go to www.naalj.org.
Any questions should be directed to me through at email@example.com.
Thank you and good luck.
Edward R. Mevec, ALJ
President and Professional Development Committee Chair
New York State Administrative Law Judges Association