Call for Proposals

The American Counseling Association Foundation
Announces $500 Grants
For ACA Member Counselors

Overview: The American Counseling Association Foundation is seeking proposals from American Counseling Association members for grants of up to $500.

The grants are available for projects that support the mission of the American Counseling Association Foundation and the American Counseling Association. The American Counseling Foundation’s mission is to support the work of the American Counseling Association and to advance and promote the counseling profession. The American Counseling Association’s mission is to promote the professional development of counselors, advocate for the profession and ensure ethical, culturally inclusive practices that protect those using counseling services.

Funding for each proposal is limited to $500.

Applicants must be an active member of the American Counseling Association currently working as a counselor or enrolled as a graduate student in a counseling program. If a team of applicants submits an application packet, at least one applicant on the team must be an active American Counseling Association member upon submission of the application.

Submission Process: Applications for grant funding must be submitted by completing the online American Counseling Association Foundation Funding Application. Applicants are required to answer all of the questions included in the online funding request form and to submit a preliminary budget detailing the use of the requested funds.

The application process is now open. The application deadline is Sept. 15, 2018.

Online forms for grant applicants and awardees:
American Counseling Association Foundation Funding Application
American Counseling Association Foundation Project Completion Report

Application Procedures: Applications will be reviewed by a two-member panel with experience and expertise in counselor education and counseling. Grant awardees will have two weeks from the receipt of their award notification to accept the award; funds not accepted will be used for other American Counseling Association Foundation projects.

Awardees who accept American Counseling Association Foundation Grant funding must:

  • Complete a year-end report, using the online American Counseling Association Foundation Project Completion Report form.
  • Agree to be featured in the American Counseling Association Foundation annual report.
  • Provide the American Counseling Association Foundation with quotes, photos or other documentation relevant to the funded project, upon request.

Funding Criteria:

  • Funds are to be used exclusively for purchasing materials of an educational or therapeutic nature.
  • For graduate students, funds may be used to maintain enrollment in a graduate program (e.g., student fees, books).
  • No more than 10 percent of the total requested funds may be used to purchase food supplies, and all food supplies must be directly related to the specific aims of the proposed project.
  • Under no circumstances are funds to be used as salary or compensation for anyone connected with the project (including participants or their families).

Questions may be directed to Catharina Chang, American Counseling Association Foundation Chair, at cychang@gsu.edu.