Zone 1 to Zone 1 Grant

Zone 1 to Zone 1 Grant 2025

Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Pennsylvania, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Rhode Island, Vermont

Rules and Guidelines

These grants are designed to enable individuals who have never attended the IAFE Zone 1 conference held May1 – 3, 2025, in Concord, NH. Two (2) grants, up to $500, will be awarded to assist the recipients with travel expenses, including hotel and flights. The zone will pay for conference registration. Recipients will be asked to briefly report their experience of the conference (up to that point) at the Zone 1 meeting. A copy of the receipts for said travel expenses must be submitted to the IAFE office following the Zone 1 conference to be reimbursed. (Hotel manifest and other travel-related receipts)

Two (2) Grants to be awarded in 2025

Guidelines and Eligibility

  1. Have not attended the Zone 1 conference in three years or more
  2. Must be from a fair that is located in Zone 1 (board member, staff member, or volunteer)
  3. Fair representing the nominee must be a current member of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions
  4. Grants are not transferable
  5. Funds are available for the 2025 Zone 1 conference. The Zone will retain any unused funds for general use.

Procedure

  1. Application deadline: January 1, 2025

Judging

  1. Applications will be “blind” when delivered to grant selection committee members and given “blind judging.”
  2. Judging will be based on an individual score. Each judge will review each application individually and on its merit, assigning a score to the individual application.

Criteria

  1. Evidence of leadership & involvement – 2 points
  2. Service to the community and fair – 2 points
  3. Outstanding character – 1 point
  4. Essay – 5 points
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