2012 CTA Summer Institute Incentive Grants
Application Deadline extended to - Monday, May 7, 2012 at 5:00pm
IN ORDER TO COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION, YOU MUST HAVE THE PERMISSION OF YOUR CHAPTER PRESIDENT. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE YOUR CHAPTER PRESIDENT'S NAME AND CONTACT INFORMTION TO FILL IN AS NEEDED.
The CTA Board of Directors will award Chapter Incentive Grants for attendance at the 2012 Summer Institute.
Minority and Small Chapter Grants
For each of its statewide conferences, CTA provides grants to assist chapters in being able to send participants at a reduced expense to the local chapter. There are a variety of grants available for the Summer Institute, depending on which strand a participant attends. Each grant pays the conference fee (which includes materials, meals and housing based on two conference participants sharing a room) and transportation (based on the most economical coach roundtrip airfare based on a twenty-one  day advance purchase or mileage reimbursed at the rate of 55.5 cents per mile not to exceed the cost of the most economical coach airfare). Reimbursement does not include the cost of any airport parking expenses or travel between home and the local airport unless the roundtrip distance between your home and nearest airport is more than 100 miles.
Minority Incentive Grants
(Available for the Communications Strand, IPD Strand and all tracks in the Negotiations and Organizational Development Strand)
For all conferences, CTA provides incentive grants for minority members who have minimum experience in chapter activities. The purpose of the grant is to encourage minority involvement in the leadership of our chapters. Minority Incentive Grants are provided to members belonging to one of the following racial-ethnic groups:
- African American
- American Indian/Alaska Native
- Pacific Asian American
CTA will supplement these minority incentive grants for recipients who are employed in year-round schools by an amount not to exceed the actual cost of up to five days release time provided the recipient is contractually obligated to work for the school district during the Summer Institute week, and who demonstrates he or she has pursued obtaining the lowest cost for release time reimbursement possible. Association release days (if available) are to be used prior to reimbursement.
Small Chapter Grants
Grants to participants from small chapters will be awarded to recipients from chapters with a unit size of 100 or fewer. “Unit size” is defined as the number of persons who are represented for purposes of collective bargaining. Ten (10) grants will be awarded to recipients from small chapters without regard to the strand the recipient will attend.
A total of five (5) grants will be awarded to participants in the Emerging Leaders Strand. The recipient will be an active member who has exhibited leadership potential but has not been elected chapter president. The recipient can be a newly elected executive officer, association representative, committee member or representative to the NEA Representative Assembly.
Member Benefits Strand Grants
Five (5) grants will be awarded to those attending the Member Benefits Strand. The grants are designed to encourage attendance from those chapters with high membership potential, rural chapters and those chapters committed to increasing membership.