Financial Assistance Application Form For National Convention - Now Available!

The National Federation of the Blind of Maryland Financial Assistance Application Form for Federation-hosted conferences and activities is now available. This grant is intended to assist persons interested in NFBMD with limited means to attend conventions, seminars, and affiliate events.

Recipients of this grant must demonstrate genuine interest in, and commitment to the blind of Maryland or the potential to develop such interest and commitment. Recipients are expected to attend all sessions relative to the event for which they receive assistance. Recipients are also expected to assist with Convention and/or event activities.

NFBMD expects all participants to contribute to funding to attend events and will not pay for registration fees. The Award Committee may award partial funding to assist individuals to attend seminars, conventions, or the like.

Individuals requesting lodging financial assistance will only receive assistance for the cost of half a hotel room. Such individuals will be responsible for finding their own roommate to share in the cost of hotel lodging. NFB of Maryland will not assign roommates for those receiving financial assistance. However, those who would like to share their interest in finding a roommate may give consent to NFBMD for their name and contact information to be shared with others seeking roommates.

Individuals wishing to request financial assistance for the NFB National Convention in Houston, Texas must submit a completed application to NFBMD President Ronza Othman by March 31, 2023. Individuals must also notify their chapter and/or division president that they are requesting assistance, as NFBMD will seek verification of application contents from local chapters and divisions prior to awarding any assistance.

To request financial assistance, individuals should use the NFBMD Financial Assistance Form

Individuals who need assistance completing the application and sending it electronically should contact President Othman at 443-426-4110 or their chapter president.