Chapter Initiative Grants

The RTAM Chapter Initiative Grant (CIG) is available to chapters to promote member engagement. Chapters are urged to develop a project and/or activity that meets 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.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

The criteria used for evaluating the CIG application are as follows:

  1. The project must promote member engagement.
  2. Project descriptions should be complete enough to indicate how "member engagement" will be promoted and what activity/activities are involved to facilitate this.
  3. Activities for which funding is requested must take place after the application date.
  4. Projects should avoid the direct transfer of funds received from RTAM to another organization where there is no additional chapter member involvement.
  5. The exact same project should NOT be repeated yearly.
  6. A report must be sent to RTAM after the completion of the Chapter’s Project.
  7. Reports from a previous grant must have been received by RTAM to be eligible for another CIG.
  8. Project reports are to be received no later than 2 months after the project’s completion date.  Project completion dates may be projected at the time of the grant application.  In these situations, Chapters are asked to advise RTAM of the actual date of the activity once it has been confirmed.
  9. A description of how RTAM will be recognized for its contribution should be in the application.
  10. Priority will be given to first-time applications if a choice needs to be made due to budgetary constraints.

Please contact the RTAM office if you have any questions, by phone at 204-889-3660, 1-888-393-8082 (toll-free) or email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Due date for applications is April 15, each year.


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