The Mini-Grant Program has been established to assist in the development of Chapter Programming. Over the years Chapters have suggested numerous noteworthy project ideas that could not be implemented due to financial constraints. The Mini-Grant Program will provide financial support for such projects.
Guidelines for the Mini-Grant Program are as follows:
- Each Chapter (including MAL) has the opportunity to receive one mini-grant per triennium to supplement a proposed activity;
- The maximum amount awarded to a Chapter is set at $250.00 for the triennium;
- The maximum amount available for the Mini-grant program is set at $2500.00 for the triennium;
- The grant will be awarded on the basis of whether the proposed activity accomplishes the goals of the Society and on the Chapter's financial status.
Check out what the Te Chapter did with their Mini Grant!
During 2014's National Chemistry Week, Plutonium Chapter used Mini Grant funds to support their outreach efforts. Volunteers travelled to approximately 100 classrooms in the community to teach approximately 2500 K-5 students about "The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy". Five exciting experiments, all involving some form of sugar or candy, were performed with students in the Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana area. See pictures of students learning about "The Sweet Side of Chemistry - Candy" below!