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2020 State Advocacy Grant Application Now OPEN!

Tuesday, October 6, 2020  

It’s that time again - the 2020 state advocacy grant application Round #2 is OPEN!

In support of the AANP’s number one advocacy goal of achieving licensure of naturopathic doctors in all 50 states by 2025, the AANP is awarding advocacy grants to state associations of naturopathic doctors. Since 2016, the AANP has awarded $115,500 in grants to state associations, and it has pledged another $25K to support licensure efforts in 2020.

This year, applications are limited to states seeking regulation of NDs (not those seeking scope expansions). Preference will be given to AANP members and to states that are closest to crossing the finish line to licensure.

The AANP is pleased to maintain this commitment to materially support state association advocacy efforts. In conjunction with AANP staff, the State and Federal Affairs Committee will award grants based on the information and insights provided in the application.


Who can apply? States seeking regulation of NDs (not those seeking scope expansions). Applications are limited to one per state! 

Previous Applicants: If your state association submitted a grant earlier this year, you do NOT need to fill out a new application. AANP staff will be sending you a copy of your previous application and asking for updates via email.

New Applicants: If your association did not apply for a grant earlier this year, you can access the application by clicking the link below. 

 

How much is the grant for? For this funding cycle, $12,500 is available, and the maximum grant amount is $10,000.00. Individual state grant amounts are determined based on the information and insights provided in the application. Preference will be given to AANP members and to states that are closest to crossing the finish line to licensure.

When can I apply? Now! The deadline for this round of grants is close-of-business Wednesday, October 21st, 2020.

How do I apply? Use this link to apply.

If you have any questions, please contact us at engagement@naturopathic.org!