(The Application Process is now closed for Spring 2013)
Last year, ASBSU allocated more than $270,000 towards student involvement on campus. This is a record-breaking amount of money and has all gone to student organizations. This year we’ve budgeted for even more money to go to students for their activities and those funds are now available for the 2012-2013 school year!
Look for our forms on OrgSync and submit them on behalf of your student organization.
We are excited that we have been able to support so many great student organizations and their events last year and are committed to doing the same again this year!
To get started, plan out a budget for your event or activity. A sample budget template is available here. Then, fill out an online grant application specific to your needs. The grant form can be found here and it’s really easy to complete! Please contact Megan Buxton, our Secretary of Student Organization Affairs.
After that, you will be contacted by one of our Funding Board Officers to refine your application and answer any questions you may have.
Next, we will schedule you for a grant review session. These usually take place on Monday mornings from 8am to 11am. At the grant review, you will meet the rest of the Funding Board and tell them about your grant request. They may ask some clarifying questions to gather information. Then, they will vote to approve or deny your request. The whole process shouldn’t take more than 15 minutes.
After you get funding, you will need to fill out expense request forms (and travel forms if appropriate) through the University to spend the money you’ve been awarded. These forms are also on OrgSync, and they look very similar to ours. We will tell you about everything you need to fill out at the grant review and answer any questions you may have.
For regular events, we request that you get your grant request into us about 2-3 weeks in advance to make sure we have time to review it. If the event is more complicated and involves travel, large contracts with off-campus parties, etc., we would like to have the information 4-6 weeks in advance. This will ensure you have enough time to fill out all the forms needed by the University.
The Student Funding Board
The SFB is made up of the Ethics Officer, Budget Director and 3 students who are hired for the purpose of allocating funding based on grants received. The SFB meets at least once per week during the school year to hear grant requests. Individual SFB Officers work one-on-one with grant applicants to make sure that they are prepared for the grant review process.
That’s how much money the Funding Board has to allocate to support students and student organization events and initiatives! If you have any questions or need help applying, please contact us.
Direct Club Grant
Direct Club Grant of up to $3,500, which is the total amount an organization can receive as a maximum for the year, are available to student organizations for events or activities they pursue by themselves.
Joint Club Grant
Joint Club Grant of up to $7,500 are available for events and activities when two or more student organizations are organizing the event or activity. Receiving a Joint Club Grant does not affect an organization’s eligibility for Direct Club Grants.
Individual Student Grant
Individual Student Grants have been available for students in the past are available again this year. If you have questions about the Individual Student Grants please contact Megan Buxton as they are more complicated to discuss.