The ACS Committee on Local Section Activities (LSAC) funds new local section projects through Local Section Innovative Projects Grants (IPGs). This program encourages local sections to conceive of and implement innovative projects to strengthen the functioning of the local section.
Proposed innovative projects must 1) be new to the applying local section, 2) stimulate local section member involvement, and 3) be pilot projects for a continuing section activity or else take advantage of a unique upcoming opportunity for the local section.
Projects that support interaction with other ACS local sections, ACS divisions, ACS committees, other professional associations, or community groups are especially encouraged, as are programs that foster inclusiveness and participation of diverse section membership or segments of the general public.
The IPG application form details the requirements, which include:
Also required are:
Awards will be up to $3,500 (increased from $3,000) per application. There are some restrictions on IPG funding. Specifically, funds from the IPG program may not be used for: