The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is partnering with The Council of State Governments (CSG) to fund and support the development of new interstate compacts for occupational licensure.

CSG is seeking applicants for interstate compact development from professional associations, associations or federations of state licensing boards, a coalition of state licensing boards, or national credentialing bodies for professions that are licensed in at least 30 states.

Applicants selected for this opportunity will not receive direct funding from CSG, but CSG will fund all elements of the interstate compact development process including:

    • Convening a compact technical assistance group
    • Convening a compact document team
    • Hosting a national legislative briefing for state legislators
    • Developing a legislative resource kit

The application window has passed, however a second request for applications is expected to be published in Q4 of 2021. CSG is always available to discuss the feasibility of an interstate compact for your profession. To request assistance please email

The Council of State Governments will provide interested applicants with technical assistance (TA) opportunities to aid in the application development. This may include assistance regarding:

    • Application instructions and requirements
    • The compact development process
    • The feasibility of a compact for your profession
    • Other issues that may arise throughout the course of the project

Technical assistance will be provided to potential applicants upon request by emailing To ensure TA is provided uniformly to all, a summary of all questions and answers will be provided on the project website’s FAQ page within 10 business days of the inquiry. All posted questions will remain anonymous.

Applicant Webinar

To access a recording of the webinar hosted by CSG for applicants interested in this opportunity click the link below.