Chapter Initiative Grants

The RTAM Chapter Initiative Grant (CIG) is available to chapters to promote member engagement.  Chapters are urged to develop an activity/activities that meet the unique needs of their individual membership.  Once the plan has been formulated, an application form (attached) should be completed and sent to the RTAM Office.  Each chapter is eligible for a subsidy of up to $250 to assist with their project.  Be aware that funding is limited.

The criteria used for evaluating the application are as follows:

  • Chapter Initiative Grants (CIG) are projects to promote member engagement.  There needs to be a written application which describes the activity/activities to be undertaken.
  • Projects should avoid the direct transfer of funds received from RTAM to another organization where there is no additional chapter member involvement.  For example, CIG money used as one-time seed money to establish a scholarship/award where chapter members are involved in additional fund raising is fine.  However, a direct transfer of funds to a local chapter, then to a fund without additional involvement of members is not an appropriate project, since no project or member engagement is actually involved.
  • Project descriptions should be complete enough to indicate how “member engagement” will be promoted and what activity/activities are involved to facilitate this.
  • The exact same project should NOT be repeated yearly.
  • Reports from a previous grant have to have been received by RTAM in order to be eligible for another CIG.
  • Reports are to be received within the calendar year in which the grant was awarded or within 2 months of the project’s completion.
  • A description of how RTAM will be recognized for its contribution should be in the application.
  • Priority will be given to the first time applications if a choice needs to be made.
  • Deadline: April 15 each year.



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Beth Smith (Chairperson)
Membership & Chapters Committee


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