Chapter Education Grants

The Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation promotes hospice and palliative nursing at the local level through chapter education grants. Each year HPNF awards up to six (6) grants to HPNA chartered chapters. The purpose of the grants is to benefit chapter members through education and/or expand chapter membership. These grant amounts can be for up to $1,000.  The grants are competitive and winners are selected from the applicant pool by the Chapter Education Grant Review Committee consisting of HPNF Board members and HPNA members.


  • Be chartered and in good standing.
  • Propose a chapter project that benefits the entire chapter through educational projects and/or expansion of membership.
  • Receive no more than two grants during any five-year period.

To Apply

  • Submit a completed chapter education grant application (available for download below) and all required attachments to HPNF by e-mail at on or before June 1. 
  • Deadline is strictly enforced.
  • The HPNF Chapter Education Grant Review Committee takes into account applicant’s adherence to submission guidelines, completeness of applications, and quality of responses when reviewing the applicant pool.

Grant Application

Chapter Education Grant Recipients


  • Central Alabama – Alabama Board of Nursing Continuing Education Licensure
  • Gulf Coast (FL) – Transforming Palliative Care on the Gulf Coast: A New Model
  • Lowcountry (SC) – Teaching Nurses Using ELNEC Core Curriculum
  • New York Metro – Promoting New York Metro Chapter Visibility and Member Engagement
  • Phoenix – Growing the Chapter: Positive Outreach and Development


  • Chicagoland – Hospice and Palliative Nurses Retreat
  • Cincinnati Tri-State – Hospice and Palliative Nurse Recertification (HPAR) Workshop
  • Fort Worth Regional – Cultural Considerations for Palliative and Hospice Care: Advancing Expert Care in Serious Illness for All People
  • Middle Tennessee – Increasing Membership in the Middle Tennessee HPNA Chapter
  • Phoenix – Growing the Chapter: Positive Outreach and Development
  • Oklahoma – Dementia: Palliative Care for Clients and Families


  • Greater Sacramento – Symptom Management in the Cancer Patient Finding Comfort in Body, Mind, and Spirit
  • Northwest Georgia – The Unique Needs of Veterans at End of Life
  • Oklahoma City – Integrated Palliative and Supportive Care for Chronic Pulmonary Diseases
  • South West Florida – The Impact of Animals and Pets on Quality of Life
  • Southeast Florida - Using Certification to Increase Chapter Membership


  • Minnesota – Promoting our Minnesota Chapter and Its Programs Through Technology
  • Piedmont (GA) - ELNEC Core Training


  • Lake City/Gainesville – Deborah Grassman- Wounded Warriors
  • Oklahoma – Integrated Palliative & Support Care for Heart Failure
  • Pee Dee Area – Hospice Partnership for Quality
  • Triad (NC) – What’s in Mama’s Medicine Cabinet? Symptom Management in Geriatrics and End of Life
  • West Virginia Online - Chapter Growth & Expansion Project


  • Connecticut Charter Oak – In Pursuit of the Webinar
  • Florida FunCoast – ELNEC Training
  • Greater Delaware Valley – Clinical Review for the Generalist Hospice and Palliative Nurse
  • Greater Houston – The Cultural Impact on End-of-Life Care
  • Phoenix – POLST
  • The Triangle, NC - 2013 Pain & Symptom Management Symposium


  • Central New Jersey – Recruitment of 10 New HPNA Chapter Members Who Are Also Members of ONS
  • Middle Tennessee – Growing Our Chapter…Crowing HPNA By Development of a Presentation
  • San Francisco Bay Area – First Annual San Francisco Bay Area Certification Review
  • West Central Florida – Increase Awareness of Annual CHPN Review Course


  • Boston – Retaining and Recruiting Members through Monthly CE Online Education
  • Great Lake Conroe – Nursing Assistant Membership and Certification Outreach
  • Hope of Kentucky – Nursing Assistant – Nurse Collaboration in End-of-Life Care
  • NC Foothills – ELNEC Training for NC Foothills Region
  • Piedmont – Chapter Education Program/Pain Resource Nurses Training
  • South Carolina Coastal – Certification Review Course


  • Greater Niagara/Ontario – CHPN Certification
  • Mid–Florida – HPNA and ONS Educational Collaborative
  • Oregon and Southwest Washington – Website Outreach
  • San Diego – Website Development
  • Southeast Florida Tri-County – Growing our Chapter by Promoting Certification
  • Southern Colorado – Activating Emergency Response – 911


  • Central Florida – Increase and Strengthen Chapter Standing in Community with Program for Assisted Living Facility Administrators and Social Workers
  • Central New Jersey – Poster Presentation at 4th Annual Conference of the New Jersey End of Life Nursing Education Consortium
  • Chicagoland – Information Table and Meet and Greet at ELNEC Super-Core Train the Trainer, June 2008
  • Triad North Carolina – Caring Hands Caregiver Retreat
  • Triangle North Carolina – March 2009 Conference for Hospice and Palliative Nurses


  • Dallas Area – With two other Texas chapters, offer 1/2 Day Palliative Care CEU Seminar on “Suffering” on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day
  • Florida West Shores – Increase membership by raising chapter awareness through website and other promotional materials
  • Texas Midwest – Sponsor educational seminar on “Suffering” with two other Texas Chapters partnering HPNA members with non-HPNA members on unified day of action
  • West Central Florida – Motivate member attendance and attract non-member audience by covering costs of CEUs for chapter educational presentations


  • Central Ohio – Pair ECF nurses with HPNA nurses in ELNEC training offered with COHPNA
  • Southwestern Pennsylvania – Help nursing assistants to fund costs of CHPNA certification


  • Central Florida – Sponsor one-day core curriculum review course
  • Ft Worth Regional – Sponsor 4-hour Wound Care Program
  • Mid-Florida – Attract members from local Sigma Theta Tau


  • Florida West Shores – Promote awareness of chapter in area through mailings and webpage
  • Ft Worth Regional – Promote 130 copies of 2004 Bedside Pain Manager to local hospital staff
  • West Central Florida – Webpage and 4-hour meeting on Complementary Therapies
  • North Coast Ohio – Conduct outreach and create student mentoring program