American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 234,000 members and affiliates who are audiologists; speech-language pathologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; audiology and speech-language pathology assistants; and students.
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ASHA State Association Grants

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DEI grants


For the last 25 years, ASHA has provided grants to recognized state speech-language-hearing associations. Key focus areas of the grants, in 2023, included advocacy issues that impact school-based members, as well as interstate compact advocacy and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives to recruit and support diversity in leadership and membership in state associations. In 2023, the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association was awarded a grant to develop and implement DEI training for practitioners. The Pennsylvania Speech-Language-Hearing Association was also awarded a grant to develop service announcements on DEI and the role of the professions.

In 2022, ASHA awarded grants to the following state speech-language-hearing associations for DEI-related activities: Indiana, Kentucky, and Maryland. Activities included educating leadership and developing modules for audiologists and speech-language pathologists.

ASHA will continue to offer DEI-related grant opportunities to ASHA-recognized state speech-language-hearing associations in the future.

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See the state association grants awarded in 2023 [PDF] or contact Eileen Crowe at

This initiative was submitted on April 18, 2024.

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