you need to know:
Education Travel Fund
purpose of this fund is to assist Tennesseans with disabilities and their
families to attend meetings, conferences and workshops held around the country
and in Tennessee. It also assists Tennessee conferences by providing stipends
for people with disabilities and their families, and conference presenters.
individual with a disability; a parent, family member, or guardian of an
individual with a disability; a representative of an organization seeking
stipends for individuals with a disability to attend a conference; a
representative of an advocacy organization seeking conference support for
conference presenters presenting on a disability topic. Employees or
compensated board members of a disability organization are not eligible for
this fund. The applicant cannot work in the same field as the focus area of the
conference being attended.
much can I apply for?
order to extend Education Grants to as many people as possible, the following
limits apply to requests: $500 per person per year; $1000 per family per year;
and $1000 - $1500 to an organization for conference support. All awards depend
on the availability of funds.
can the grant money be used?
funds for this grant can be used for conference registration; attendant care;
hotel/lodging; transportation; child care; respite care or meals.
do I get my money?
Education Grant reimburses you for actual expenses. When you are approved for
the grant, an award letter will be sent to you. Included in that letter will be
the details on how you will be reimbursed for your approved expenses. You need
to save all your receipts (e.g., food, hotel, gas, transportation). You will
complete and submit the reimbursement forms provided to you after you return
from the activity.
further information, visit www.tn.gov/cdd
to read the full program description with requirements and to download an
application, or contact Alicia Cone at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 615.532.6615.