ASLA Announces 2012 Chapter Licensure and Advocacy Grants


The Licensure & Advocacy Grant Program provides financial assistance to chapters that are working to promote and defend practice act licensure across the United States.  The program also assists chapters that are active (or plan to be active) in any ASLA state or local advocacy efforts, including defending the right to practice from local challenges.  Past awardees have used the grants to help defray lobbying costs when advocating for a licensure upgrade, create outreach and advocacy materials to distribute to decision makers in their state, and advocated for landscape architects to be included in stormwater management & environmental resource permits.   Applications are no later than 5:00pm EDT on Friday October 14, 2011. 

CLICK HERE to download the 2012 Advocacy Grants Guidelines and Application form. 

 Eligibility Requirements

  • Chapters are eligible to submit a project in support of a licensure campaign or other state/local advocacy.  

  • Each chapter executive committee that is impacted by the state licensure campaign must demonstrate their endorsement of the proposal (one can take the lead role, if preferred).

  • Regional alliances may submit a project with the written endorsement of every chapter involved, and with one chapter serving as the primary sponsor to manage the grant monies.

  • Projects may be resubmitted in consecutive years for initial and additional funding.  Consideration will be given to multi-year efforts that apply for sustained funding of successful projects.

  • Unspent grant monies must be reported to ASLA at the end of the 2012, when a determination will be made whether a refund is appropriate or the balance may be applied to subsequent year activity.

  • Complete submittals must be received no later than 5:00pm EDT on Friday, October 14, 2011 in order to be eligible for consideration.

For more information on this program, please contact Government Affairs Director Julia Lent at 202-216-2330 or For more on ASLA licensure and advocacy visit


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