Grant Opportunities for Initial CACREP Accreditation

NBCC is offering a unique grant program for regionally accredited institutions seeking first-time accreditation from the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs (CACREP) for master’s-level counseling programs of 48 or more semester hours in addictions counseling, career counseling, clinical mental health counseling, marriage couples and family counseling, school counseling, and student affairs/college counseling. Institutions with currently approved CACREP tracks are not eligible to apply. “Our program would not have been able to apply for this accreditation without the NBCC Grant Award. The funding was extremely helpful and the award also sparked additional investment by my university, particularly from administrators who had previously been reluctant to authorize pursuit of the accreditation. Thank you and NBCC for your continued support!” Grant Awardee

Grant Phases

Funds will be awarded to university programs in three phases: $2,500 for the preapplication phase, $2,500 for the application phase and $4,000 for the site visit phase. You can submit an application for this grant during the first two phases. Once your program has successfully completed one phase, it is eligible for funds for the next phase(s). Specific details are included in the grant application.

2019 Application Cycle Completed

The 2018 – 2019 grants have been awarded. Eight university counseling programs are the latest recipients.

2019 – 2020 Application Period

The application period for the 2019 – 2020 academic year opens March 1, 2019 and closes April 1, 2019. Funds will be awarded in July 2019.

Questions About the Grant

If you have questions about the process, your program’s eligibility or the materials you need to submit, please e-mail

How to Apply

The application process is simple and straightforward. To apply, please complete and submit this application.

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