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Advisory Board Grant Program

A Matching Grant Program for Evening, Weekend and Diversity Programming in the McFarland Student Union.  

Who Is Eligible to Receive Funding?

  • Student Organizations
  • Individual student(s) (graduate or undergraduate)
  • Administrative Offices
  • Academic Departments

Types of Programs Eligible

  • Programs that are open to the University community, held in the McFarland Student Union, and support its mission are eligible to receive individual grants.
  • Programs must be student-centered and involve student attendance and/or participation.
  • Programs are not to be profit-driven. Fund-raisers must provide the campus community with opportunities for attendance/participation, and funds generated must be used for the benefit of the entire community.

Grant Awards

  • Groups requesting funds are eligable for up to $250.00 per event, per year.
  • Programming funds will be considered on a matching basis up to 50% .
  • For example: If the total costs of Group ABC's program is $400, then they would be eligible for a $200 grant; If the total cost of their event is $800.00, then ABC group is eligible for the maximum grant of $250.00.
  • All funds allocated must be used in adherence to the University's collection and accounting policies.

Funding Process and Policies

  • Groups requesting a grant must demonstrate a clear need for consideration of funding.
  • Priority will be given to groups sponsoring programs that:
    • Are held on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday evenings
    • Support and promote cultural diversity
  • Grant money must be used directly for the production of the program: honorariums, travel expenses, publicity, production, refreshments, etc.
  • Requesting groups must fill out an application and a complete budget outline and submit it to the Student Union Operations Office (MSU 274). A copy of any pertinent contracts and price quotations must accompany budget outlines.
  • A request for funding must be submitted approximately 4 weeks in advance of the anticipated program.
  • The McFarland Student Union Advisory Board will review grant requests at monthly board meetings.