Encourages ACS local sections to conceive of and implement innovative projects to strengthen the functioning of the local section. Local sections should draw inspiration from other local sections and should aspire to conceive and implement new unique programs with their own community.
The ACS Committee on Local Section Activities (LSAC) funds new local section projects through Local Section Innovative Projects Grants (IPGs).
Proposed innovative projects must:
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 applicant must:
The IPG application form details the requirements, which include:
Also required are:
Local sections should read through these frequently asked questions, which outline IPG rules and considerations in more detail.
View this list of recently funded IPGs for an overview of the various activities local sections have planned.
Applications deadlines occur twice yearly: January 15 and June 30 by 11:59PM ET.