American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Funding to Support Personnel Preparation

A number of academic programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) have received personnel preparation grants that have resulted in increased capacity. To learn about CSD program personnel preparation grant recipients, see Featured Examples of Successful Capacity Building.

Funding Resources for Academic Programs

Federal Grants for Personnel Preparation

Personnel and training grants may be awarded by various federal agencies, such as the Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Department of Labor, National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to name just a few.

State Sources of Grants and Funding for Personnel Preparation

State agencies offer funding that can be awarded to academic programs in CSD for increasing capacity for the professions. Links to State Education Agencies and other state governmental entities, which provide local funding information and contacts, can be accessed at:

ASHA’s State Association Grants for Personnel

In 2014, ASHA awarded grants to nine state speech-language-hearing associations as part of its 2014 Strategic Pathway to Excellence strategy for personnel issues in healthcare and education. Included in these grants are initiatives by some state associations to address increasing academic capacity in CSD programs for minority students. Contact Eileen Crowe, director, state association relations, at ecrowe@asha.org for more information.

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