Many ASCE Sections undertake media relations and government relations
outreach projects at the state and local level, and the State Public
Affairs Grants (SPAG) Program is here to help.
The SPAG program works in conjunction with ASCE's goal to enhance the image of civil engineers as leaders and experts on America’s vital infrastructure systems, and to encourage advocacy on ASCE priority issues that are important to civil engineers.
The ASCE fiscal year 2017 budget, effective October 1, 2016, does not include funding for State Public Affairs Grants (SPAG). To assist in the coming year, ASCE has public relations expertise on staff ready to help strategize the promotion and execution of your upcoming initiatives, including State Infrastructure Report Cards and legislative outreach events. If you would like more information, please contact the Government Relations & Infrastructure Initiatives Department.
In order to better serve the outreach efforts of Sections, 2 SPAG grant levels are provided:
Sections may submit proposals for up to 2 small grants and 2 large grants for a total of 4 proposals.
Contact us for a copy of the 2016 guidelines.