The National Convention of the NFB will be held July 14-19 in Houston, Texas and as we have done for many years the Missouri Affiliate is offering stipends to help those who would have financial difficulty to be able to attend. The amount of an individual award is limited and is hopefully enough to provide the extra boost to make it possible to attend the convention. Anyone receiving a stipend will be required to provide receipts showing the money was spent or refund any unused funds within 15 days of their return from the convention.
The application and submission information are pasted below. Any questions please contact me at GeneCoulter@Charter.Net
Eugene Coulter, Rittgers Fund Chair
Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. on May 15, 2020.
The bylaws of the NFB of Missouri provide the following:
5.22 If funds are available, the Rittgers Committee will accept the applications and determine the individual allocations.
5.23 The application deadline shall be May 15 of each year.
5.24 Allocations shall be based on need, and first-time national convention attendees shall be given priority.