Robert J. Nejedlo Soical Emphasis Grant

Deadline for receiving grant requests is Wednesday, September 4, 2019

The Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling seeks to promote innovative projects and programs that address and help solve social problems in Illinois.  The Foundation will award a grant(s) not to exceed $25,000 for this grant category.  

Particular areas to be focused upon include, but are not limited to:

  • Needs and interventions for children and youth at risk  

  • Issues and needs of returning war veterans and their families

  • Coping with the effects of traumatic events (i.e. natural disasters, violence, mass shootings, terrorism, human trafficking)

  • Interventions to remediate social justice inequities (i.e. gender, race, sexual preference)

  • Employment and Unemployment Issues

  • Identity and/or Sexual Preference

  • Unique Community Needs

  • Immigrants and Immigration

Proposals will be evaluated using a blind review process, and on the basis of:
 

  • Magnitude of the contribution.

  • Quality of the proposed work (significance, innovation, approach).

  • Demonstrated scholarship, research, and financial competence of the applicant.


Eligibility: Applicants must be a counseling graduate student or practicing counseling/mental health professional (minimum of Masters degree).  Grant applications from ICA Divisions and Chapters, or any mental health or counseling group or agency, must be signed by at least two officers or an officer and a staff member.

Terms:  

  1. The awards will be presented at a mutually agreed upon date, time, and location with a goal of gaining some media and peer recognition of the grant award for both the recipient and for the Foundation. Recipients are expected to be present to receive their award. 
     

  2. Awardee will be required to provide quarterly reports to the Foundation Board. At the completion of the project, the recipient is also expected to provide a Final Report to the Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling Board specifying how funds were spent, the results, whether goals were met, and for further suggestions and interventions.* 
     

  3. The Foundation requires that the individual or group representative applying for a grant belongs to a professional counseling/mental health organization, such as the Illinois Counseling Association, in order to ensure grants are awarded to those who are adhering to a professional Code of Ethics.
     

  4. Results of the project must be submitted for publications in a counseling / mental health professional journal, be submitted as a proposal for a counseling / mental health professional conference / workshop, or present professional training in a program for peers. 
     

  5. One person or group can submit one application per grant cycle.
     

  6. The use of grant funds for salaries and/or stipends will be considered.
     

  7. Mileage in the grant application can be considered for transporting clients to and from your     program. 

Proceed to Submit an Application for the Robert J. Nejedlo Social Emphasis Grant

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Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling

28 Shorewood Drive | Macomb, IL 61455
309.306.1193 | info@advancingcounseling.org 

 

 

In January 2017 the Secretary of State approved the Illinois Counseling Association Foundation's request to conduct business as the
Schultz Foundation for Advancing Counseling.

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