Counselor Assistance Program Grants

One way PACAC supports its members' participation in professional development activities is through Counselor Assistance Program Grants (CAP Grants).  Counselors whose institution (college/university/high school) cannot provide financial support are able to apply to use a CAP Grant at any of the PACAC Professional Development events.  The CAP Grant committee reviews all applications according to the specified deadlines (below) and responds to each applicant with a decision.

To be eligible for consideration for a CAP Grant, an applicant must:

  • Work with college-bound students of any age in the college admission process.
  • Verify that his/her institution will not pay the required fees for PACAC professional events.
  • Not have received more than 2 CAP Grants within 5 years or received a CAP Grant in consecutive years.
  • Identify the program registration fees and lodging costs that he/she would like covered. Please note that PACAC will reimburse lodging expenses up to the General Services Administration (GSA) per diem rate as listed at Meals and mileage reimbursement will not be covered (See the PACAC Finance & Budget Manual online for more information).
  • Submit the application by the deadline specified on page 2 to be considered for funding. A Travel Expense Voucher with receipts must be submitted within 30 days following the event for reimbursement, if applicable.

While CAP Grants may be awarded to any applicant who meets these guidelines, special consideration will be given to applicants who work in under-represented areas and/or with under-represented constituencies in Pennsylvania. The maximum CAP Grant amount for each event listed below will be determined by the CAP Grant Committee.

Click here to apply for Counselor Assistance!

Please remember the following deadlines when applying for a CAP Grant:

PACAC College Access Forum: Free online
College Counseling Leadership Institute: Canceled
Enrollment Management Institute: Canceled
Annual Conference: June 17, 2020
Summer Institute: Canceled
Support Staff Workshop: July 14, 2020
August Admission Workshops: July 14, 2020
NACAC Conference (Minneapolis): July 31, 2020

*Decisions are made by a committee, which will meet after the designated deadline above.  You will then be notified within two weeks.


PACAC Accounts Payable Voucher (to be submitted after attending event, if applicable)