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Workshop Assistance Program

The Workshop Assistance Program is an award program established by NCPO to assist members of NCPO in attending and participating in NCPO sponsored workshops and the annual ABA Client Protection Forum. The workshop assistance award will be assessed based upon financial need. The maximum award to be granted is $1,000 for each event. The award recipient will also receive a waiver of the registration fee to the NCPO workshop.

The basis for a Workshop Assistance Award is financial need.  Factors to be considered by NCPO in awarding workshop assistance may include, but not be limited to:


  • assets of the organization

  • operating budget for the organization

  • inability to obtain approval by the governing body for attendance at the workshop or similar conferences

  • prior attendance at NCPO workshops

  • length of time applicant has held the position indicated on the application

  • individual’s or organization’s prior award of workshop assistance

  • circumstances forming the basis of the organization’s inability to fully pay for the applicant’s attendance at the workshop


Workshop assistance applicants should submit applications no later than 90 days prior to the scheduled workshop.  Awards are provided to help defray the cost of travel, attendance and participation at the NCPO workshop or ABA Client Protection Forum.  The recipient is required to cover all expenses up front.  After the event, the recipient will submit a reimbursement request form with receipts documenting costs of transportation, hotel, meals, and other travel related expenses.  The total amount of reimbursement is limited to the award amount of $1,000, which includes a maximum $70 per diem for meals for the length of the workshop. The recipient of the workshop assistance award will also receive a waiver of the fee for the NCPO workshop. The award recipient will be notified of the award no later than 60 days prior to the scheduled workshop.


Please contact NCPO at with any questions. 


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