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The Retail Florist’s Continued Education Grant


The Retail Florist’s Continued Education Grant will provide annual reimbursement grants to retail floral owners in the Maryland, Virginia and DC areas to continue their education through in-person industry events, community courses or webinar classes. Approved courses include (but are not limited to) computer classes, social media classes, accounting, marketing or floral design courses. Reimbursement grants awarded can be between $50 – $500 for individual business-related courses, and will be distributed as reimbursement grants. This means the course must be paid for and completed within the year in which the application is being submitted prior to submitting an application for reimbursement. Receipt for payment and completion certificate are required with the application. The course must have been completed within the prior 12-month period.

While these grants are currently for florists in the Washington D.C./Virginia/Maryland metropolitan area, Bob and Carol have made a provision in their estate planning to support this fund with additional contributions which will expand the grant well beyond the Eastern Region. To apply to received a reimbursement grant, please complete the Application Form and submit with
required documents no later than October 1st of each year. Applications will be reviewed and
recipients will be notified by December 1st.

Retail Florist Education Reimbursement Grant Application

The Retail Florist’s Continued Education Grant

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Document Upload

Please use the embedded form below to upload your documents. Note: You will have to press submit to upload your documents (purple button), then press submit again to submit your complete application.

You will have to press submit twice to submit your entire application – submit documents by pressing the purple submit button, and submit complete application by pressing the blue submit button. If you have any issues, please reach out to cmusgrove@afeendowment.org.