ACEL manages a micro-grant program to invest in those Alachua County emerging leaders looking to improve themselves professionally, personally, or in their community. Grants provide up to $500 for the applicant to improve himself or herself:
Professionally: Expand professional training, credentials, or networks.
This program is a chance for emerging leaders to lead the ACEL community and share their knowledge with ACEL members.
In exchange for the grant, ACEL will ask recipients to share what they learned to help other members grow. Sharing the experience varies based on the recipient’s strengths but may include:
Requirements are flexible based on the different uses for the program. Microgrants are for current members only. If you aren’t a member yet (or aren’t sure), join now!
Applications are rolling and evaluated within 6 to 8 weeks. All applicants should be ACEL members in good standing when applying and when receiving the microgrant. Applications are available by request from the Professional Development Chair.