Interpreter's Roadshow Professional Development Grant-closed for 2020 NCDA Section members can apply for a grant that can be used to cover costs to attend the St. Augustine Interpreter's Road Show.
The Interpreters Road Show provides an intensive behind-the-scenes, two-day tour to a variety of nature centers, visitor centers and other interpretive facilities.
Recipients will be chosen based on involvement in NAI and the interpretive field. Applicants must be individual NAI members and a member of the NCDA Section. Recipients are automatically registered for the Road Show. NCDA will pay the Road Show fee and the remaining amount will be sent to the recipient for use to cover other meals during the pre-Conference. Recipients will be asked to participate in NCDA activities, such as article writing, gathering management tips, board elections, or grant grading, for up to a year after they receive the grant.
Certified Interpretive Manager (CIM) Professional Development Grant
NCDA Section members are invited to apply for a $125 grant to cover costs for the Certified Interpretive Manager Certification. This year, the NCDA Section will offer two $125 grants. Applicants must be individual NAI members and a member of the NCDA Section. This certification is for someone who manages an interpretive facility, supervises staff, prepares budgets, or is otherwise responsible for daily operations of an interpretive site.
Once the recipient receives the packet, you must commit to completing the written certification test and provide evidences of performance to the NAI Certification Program as required by October 31. Certification is granted upon successful completion of the test and successful review of the required evidences of performance. (The NCDA Section is not responsible for evaluating or granting certification.)
Grant applications can be submitted at any time during the current (2020 postmark) calendar year. Applications are evaluated as received and grants are awarded until the total dollars budgeted for the year are distributed. Applications submitted after certification grant funds for the year have been exhausted must be updated and resubmitted in the next calendar year.