The purpose of this grant is to provide funding to institutions to establish or enhance ACEND-accredited advanced practice residency programs. Funding is limited and will be capped at $30,000 per institution. New and existing programs are eligible to apply. Funds may be used for: start up costs, program materials, staffing, salary deferment, promotion and advertising, and student fees. Pre approval by ACEND is required in order to be eligible for funding. Find more information and apply for pre approval from ACEND here. Application deadline for the Foundation grant is April 1, 2014.