ASDSA Ignite Grants are designed to provide both the hands-on assistance and funding critical to successfully advocate for state legislation which will improve patient safety. Ignite Grant applications are considered from state dermatological societies who want to pursue ASDSA’s “Safe Laser and Energy-based Device Act” (PDF) , “Reducing the Risk of Skin Cancer and Excessive UV Exposure in Children Act"  (PDF) or "Medical Spa Safety Act" (PDF).

It should be noted that the grant is not a “no strings attached” program. This program is for state societies that desire assistance from ASDSA in navigating the legislative process. This may include developing an advocacy strategy, hiring a lobbyist and determining when compromise is appropriate. Grants are made on an annual basis; states may re-apply each year for multi-year efforts.

For state dermatologic societies that are interested in applying, the application is available here. Applications are due July 15 and balance sheets can be emailed to