May 11, 2020

As part of the NCARB partnership supporting Freedom by Design (FBD), grant funding is once again available to assist with FBD Director attendance at AIAS Grassroots at a $0 registration fee. The standard registration fee is $50.

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. In order to receive Material Grants for FBD Projects throughout the year, a representative from a Chapter’s FBD Group must have been recorded as attending the two FBD/Service Sessions, as well as the Leadership and Finance Sessions.

A brief application is available below. The application deadline is Monday, June 15th at 11:59 pm 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 2018-2019. 

Please note that the grants only cover registration fees.