Local Section Members Engaging Through Technology (METT) Grant

Grant at a Glance

Recipient Volunteer
Category Community Recognition,  Events & Activities
AmountUp to $2,000
DeadlineMay 31, 2022

In response to COVID-19, the ACS Committee on Local Section Activities (LSAC) has authorized a change to the typical grants schedule. The METT Grant will be offered as a spring grant in 2021 and the Science Cafe Mini-Grant will be offered in the fall. 


This grant program assists local sections to use technology to more fully engage their current membership in the section's goals and activities and to enhance their member recruitment efforts. Examples of these events could include, but are not limited to, software purchases to enable remote Local Section executive meetings, webinars, the use of ‘clickers’ to make section meetings and other events more interactive, or outings to learn about new technology pertinent to the Local Section.

Budget Guidelines

  • Maximum funding level: $2,000
  • Applications should include specific budget information about the event and/or the proposed technology purchase(s).
  • New budgetary guideline: In applications, Local Sections are encouraged to keep food expenses under 20% and venue rental costs under 20% of the total amount requested from LSAC.


Applications for the 2021 METT Grant are due on May 31, 2021 by 11:59 pm ET.

Impact of LSAC-Funded Activities

LSAC is interested to learn about the results of your local section's METT project. Submit a final report.

Contact Information

Email: lsac@acs.org

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