March 13, 2017 by Aaron McCauley, Anna Anklin, Ashlan Jones, Black Spectacles, Caleb R. Munson, Cameron Kayne, Carlos Sotelo, Claire Natola, Clayton R. Daher, Elizabeth Seidel, Gabrielle Herbosa, Jenn Elder, Jeremy Gentile, Kimberly Tuttle, Marcos Cruz Ortiz, Morgan Stahl, Natalie Neumann, NCARB, Nick Serfass, Rachel Law, Sarah Curry, Sarah Wahlgren

As part of the recent NCARB partnership supporting Freedom by Design (FBD), grant funding is now available to assist with FBD Director attendance at AIAS Grassroots at a $0 registration fee. The standard registration fee is $299.

Attendance at Grassroots by the chapter FBD Director is encouraged in order to receive the training, resources, and a support network necessary to ensure success in the coming year. FBD Directors will learn about the administration of the program (including risk and liability), how to find and manage a client, how to fundraise, how to manage a volunteer team, and how to engage with a design mentor and construction mentor. Additionally, case studies will highlight FBD best practices and inspire chapters to have a greater impact on their communities than ever before.

A brief application is available below. The application deadline is Saturday, April 15th at 5pm EST. AIAS chapters with FBD projects of all sizes and scopes are encouraged to apply, including chapters who are initiating Freedom by Design projects for the first time in 2017-2018. 

Please note that the grants only cover registration fees and don’t include travel and accommodations.