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LRID Professional
Development Fund

Number of Grants
  • Maximum of one grant per year per member

    • Year of the grant:  November 2023 - October 2024

  • Depending on available funds, no maximum number of applications per individual per lifetime

  • Event must provide RID CEUs 

    • national, regional and/or state interpreter conference, workshop, webcast, etc.

  • Second application accepted after documented completion of previous award requirements


Grant Amount
  • $500 maximum per recipient per professional development event

  • Professional development fees of less than $500 will be paid at actual cost

  • Any of the $2,000 allocated that are not granted, a second call for applicants will be issued, with new timelines


Granted once per year


July 1, 2024
  • LRID issues call for applications

  • Applications accepted September 1, 2024 - August 31, 2025

July 31, 2024

  • Application closes

August 1, 2024
  • Applications sent to Ad Hoc Professional Development Grant committee

  • Applicants names are removed prior to sending to Committee

August 15, 2024

  • PD Committee recommendations sent to LRID BOD

By August 31, 2024

  • LRID BOD considers/votes on committee recommendations or refers vote to members at General Business Meeting (depending on possible conflicts of interest)

By September 1, 2024 

  • Grants announced (unless sent to General Membership for a vote)

  • Recognition given during LRID Conference, via LRID newsletter, and/or email

  • Completion of agreement between recipient and LRID agreeing to adherence of requirements 



  • Must be a current LA resident (proof required)

  • LRID membership required (consecutively for the past 12 months)



  • Participant pays registration fees

  • Upon completion of event, submit invoice requesting reimbursement

  • Submit verification of attendance with RID transcript

  • Requests to LRID to pre-pay registration fees are considered on a case-by-case basis


Verification of CEUs

  • RID Transcript highlighting specific conference, workshop, webcast, etc.

    • submitted within 45 days at conclusion of event

    • for conferences, minimum of 70% of available CEUs must be earned 

  • Required to be considered for future grants


Application Components

  • Application

  • RID CEU Transcript(s) for past 3 calendar years

  • Resume

  • Event flier


Committee will use a Rubric created by the BOD 

Applicant names will be withheld from the committee

Ready to apply?

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