Council restores CEMRRAT grant funds: OEMA releases RFP

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 APA CEMRRAT Implementation Grants Fund

Following Council’s restoration of $100,000 for Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training in Psychology (CEMRRAT) grant funds in February, the Office of Ethnic Minority Affairs disseminated the Request for Proposals for 2011 CEMRRAT Grants. $75,000 will be used for grants and $25,000 will be used for administrative support.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 APA CEMRRAT Implementation Grants Fund (IGF), which supports small grants through the CEMRRAT IGF, which is subdivided into seven priority areas. Priority areas correspond to the goals and objectives outlined in the APA/CEMRRAT Plan.

As in previous years, these funds will be used to fund small grants that are responsive to the APA CEMRRAT2 Task Force Progress Report and funding priorities outlined in the RFP.

These small grants are intended to serve as "seed funds" to energize, empower, and support interested individuals, organizations, and educational institutions committed to enhancing ethnic minority recruitment, retention, and training in psychology. Emphasis will be placed on the funding of innovative start-up initiatives rather than the maintenance of on-going projects. Eligible applicants for these grants are state psychological associations, APA divisions, departments/schools of psychology, APA boards and committees, other entities of organized psychology, and individuals. Applicants must be APA members at the time funds are awarded.

Proposals consistent with the identified CEMRRAT2 Task Force funding priorities and the goals and objectives of the APA/CEMRRAT Plan, will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning March 25, 2011 until all funds are exhausted in the respective funding category. Approximately two to four proposals are expected to be funded under each of the seven priority areas. Typical award size is between $2,000 and $5,000.