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Professional Development Grants

of up to $750 may be used to pay for registration fees and some travel costs
associated with attending a conference, training, or workshop that focuses on
nonprofit management or healthy youth development. These grants may not
be used for IYI trainings or conferences, which are already offered at a
substantial discount.

Apply by the 10th of the month to receive notice of the award by the 1st of the following month. Up to two people in an organization can receive a grant per fiscal year.

Professional Development Grant guidelines and application 2014-2015:

(Updated June 2014)

Note: In an effort to spread the benefit of this program to as many deserving recipients as possible, we have instituted the following limits:

  • No more than two awards per agency per year
  • The transportation expense may be only mileage OR hotel expense, not both. Registration fees may still be requested in conjunction with either of these expenses.

Word Version  PDF

IYI cannot accept older versions of the Professional Development Grant application.

Professional Development sample scoresheet (for reference only)


Tips for Improving Your PDG Application or Grant Proposal

From the Ask IYI Blog:

See the Ask IYI Blog post “How can I afford to attend professional development opportunities if my workplace can’t pay?” for tips on how to write the best possible PDG application.

From IYI's Data Team:



Frequently Asked Questions


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