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Chapter Grant Criteria
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Chapter Grant Criteria

APMP is a member organization and has established this Grant Program to support its chapter activities.

APMP’s Board of Directors reviews grant applications and votes on the most deserving recipients, among all grant applications. APMP is limited in the number of projects that can be supported each year. APMP will, therefore, award grants, based on the number the total budget for the year and the number of qualified grant applications received. APMP reserves the right to award a lesser amount than requested in the application. To receive funding, a chapter making a grant request must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a chapter in good standing, or be an established committee with committee members in good standing.
  • Have submitted its annual report for the previous year to the APMP Executive Director, if it is an established chapter.
  • Be not currently developing another grant project.

APMP does not support programs or projects that discriminate based on gender, race, color, religion or sexual orientation. APMP does not provide grants for general operating costs, for example:

  • Regular meeting expenses
  • Chapter website maintenance costs
  • Chapter newsletter costs
  • Established programs or symposiums
  • Indirect costs
  • Sponsorship of individuals for fundraising events, such as walks, runs, etc.
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
  • Direct grants or scholarships to individuals
  • Labor for chapter projects or events

Funding Cycle

APMP accepts and reviews applications on a bi-annual basis in June and December for projects to be implemented in the FOLLOWING CALENDER year, i.e. applications submitted in December 2013 are for projects starting in 2014. It is APMP’s practice to give only one grant to an organization during any calendar year. APMP reserves the right to revise the grant criteria and/or process at any time.

How to Apply for Funding

  • Please submit all applications using the form provided
    ), accessible by APMP members who are signed in to
  • Do not include any materials other than those specifically requested.
  • Upon submission, the form data and attachments are automatically sent to the APMP Executive Director.


APMP requires a minimum of two status reports (interim and final) per year, from grant approval until project completion. Report due dates will be outlined in a "letter of agreement” from APMP, upon notification of approval. Reports must include:

  • A narrative account of what was accomplished, including a description of progress made toward achieving the goals of the grant.
  • Obstacles and unexpected results.
  • Detailed line item financial accounting of how the grant funds were spent.
  • Statistical support as to effectiveness of program.
  • Next steps and expected outcomes.
  • Lessons learned.
  • Other information, as specified.

Intellectual Property

Any data created during a grant-funded project, including but not limited to research or survey data, documents and/or presentations, shall become the intellectual property and copyright of APMP. Republication, reprint and Internet posting rights may be granted by APMP.

Evaluation Criteria

The APMP Board of Directors will evaluate the application for the following:

  • Programs or projects that demonstrate a high level of relevance to the APMP mission, its Body of Knowledge and/or business development acquisition and proposal management processes and procedures.
  • Chapters/committees that leverage other resources/involvement and collaboration with other organizations/finding partners and building coalitions.
  • Identification of what chapters/committees hope to achieve if they get the grant.
  • An effective Evaluation Plan so we will know the program/project worked.