Be sure to check your local chapter and district websites for events! For a list of upcoming District Regional Events, please see Calendar above. LPA is a membership organization and most events are only open to individuals with dwarfism and their families. Have a question? Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or your local chapter or district for more information.
First Time Conference Attendee Grants
Little People of America offers two grants to current LPA members who are first-time National Conference attendees.
The Kitchens Fund For First Time Conference Attendees was established in honor of the Kitchens' family and is available to eligible Little People of America members of all ages.
1) must be a first-time attendee of a National Conference
The Ellen Fernandez Fund for First Time Conference Attendees was created in 2015 to encourage adult Little People of America members to attend the National Conference. To qualify, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Ellen Fernandez Fund grants are generally for larger amounts ($1000-$1500) to encourage attendance by adults who have not been exposed to Little People of America.
The application deadline of March 1 has been extended to march 20 and we are still accepting applications. Applicants will be notified by phone or e-mail by April 5. The application period for 2017 is now closed.
Since funds for travel are limited and Little People of America tries to help as many applicants as possible, the grants are not intended to cover the total expenses of attending a National Conference. Partial travel expenses OR a complimentary hotel room for a few nights, OR meal expenses are examples of a typical award. No monies will be awarded until the applicant is actually at the conference, therefore, conference reservations and travel arrangements should be made in advance. This award is a reimbursement.
Application deadline is March 1. Applicants will be notified by phone or e-mail by April 5.