Grant Types


Certification Exam Grant

The Certification Exam Grant will be awarded in the form of a $399 credit and will be set up on the recipient's online account at www.ANFPonline.org.

If selected for this grant, the recipient will have 90 days from the award notification date to complete the exam registration process and an additional 90 days to register for the exam with PSI/AMP Assessment Centers.

Membership with ANFP is not required to apply for this grant.

Regional Meeting Grant

The Regional Meeting Grant will pay for the recipient's meeting registration, plus a small stipend that will be provided to the recipient in check form at the meeting.

Membership with ANFP is required to apply for this grant and applicant must be employed in order to attend this meeting.

Annual Conference & Expo Grant (ACE)

The Annual Conference and Expo Grant will pay for the recipient’s Conference registration fees, plus a small stipend that will be provided to the recipient in check form at the meeting. This stipend can be used to off-set the cost of hotel and meals. The 2018 ACE grant covered the priority registration fee of $385, and a stipend of $115.

Membership with ANFP is required to apply for this grant and applicant must be employed in order to attend this meeting.

Dues Grant

Dues Grants are awarded to members of ANFP experiencing financial difficulties that prevent them from paying their annual membership and certification dues. Dues grants are awarded to current, active ANFP members with a CDM, CFPP credential in good standing. Applicant must demonstrate a financial need. Members are eligible to receive a Dues grant one time during the course of ANFP membership.

Dues Grant application opens June 1 and closes July 15.

Hormel Health Labs Student Grant

The Hormel Health Labs Student Grant will be awarded to students accepted into (or currently enrolled in) an ANFP-Approved Training Program. The grant recipients will receive up to $601 to cover tuition and fees and a credit of $399 to cover the certification exam registration fees. If tuition and fees have not been paid, a check from NFEF in the amount of $601 will be sent directly to the college or university.  If tuition and fees have been paid in full for program costs, proof of payment must be submitted to the NFEF, and a check will be sent directly to the grant recipients. The Certification Exam registration credit will be set up on the grant recipients' online accounts at www.ANFPonline.org. The exam must be taken within one year of program completion, and registration fee payment will be made one-time only. Any other exam-related costs will be the responsibility of the students.

Membership with ANFP is not required to apply for this grant.

Reinhart CDM Exam Preparation Grant

The Reinhart CDM Exam Preparation Grant will be awarded to students pursuing the CDM, CFPP credential. This grant covers the cost of ANFP exam study materials up to $225. If selected for this grant, the recipient will have 90 days from the award notification date to complete the exam study material purchase.

Membership with ANFP is not required to apply for this grant.

Disaster Relief Grant

The Disaster Relief Grants are awarded to members of ANFP who are affected by natural disasters. Disaster Relief grants are awarded to current, active ANFP members in good standing and will cover the current membership year.

CDM Student Success Grant

The CDM Student Success Grant will be awarded to students who are about to start or are already enrolled into an ANFP-Approved Training Program. (Program must not be completed at the time the grant is awarded.) The grant recipients will receive up to $601 to cover tuition and fees and a credit of $399 to cover the certification exam registration fees. If tuition and fees have not been paid, a check from NFEF in the amount of $601 will be sent directly to the college or university. If tuition and fees have been paid in full for program costs, proof of payment must be submitted to the NFEF, and a check will be sent directly to the grant recipient. The Certification Exam registration credit will be set up on the grant recipients' online accounts HERE. The exam must be taken within one year of program completion, and registration fee payment will be made one-time only. Any other exam-related costs will be the responsibility of the students.

Membership with ANFP is not required to apply for this grant.