The focus of the 2012 Component Assistance Leadership Grants is to support projects, conferences, symposium, and scholarships that advance leadership development across the full spectrum of an architect’s career. Programs and or activities should help to mobilize members interested in taking on or expanding leadership roles in their communities, their professional lives, and in academia in order to help guide and implement public policies that ensue healthy, livable, sustainable, and quality designed built environments for future generations. Projects must represent new initiatives. Projects that will assist emerging professionals and potentially impact the largest number of members will have priority. AIA components may apply for grants up to $2,500. Completed applications must be received by no later than Monday, July 16, 2012.