Minority Incentive Grants
(Available for the Communications Strand, IPD Strand-QEIA 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:
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 possible for release time reimbursement. 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.
Emerging Leaders Strand Grants
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 thos chapters with high membership potential, rural chapters, smaller chapters and those chapters committed to increasing membership.
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