2016-17 ORGANIZATION FUNDING GUIDE
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FUNDING SOURCENAME OF FUND/GRANTDESCRIPTIONWHAT IS CRITERIAWHO IS ELIGIBLEUSE RESTRICTIONSELIGIBLE AMOUNTTIMELINE/DEADLINEWEBSITEWHO TO CONTACT WITH QUESTIONSHOW DO YOU CLAIM IT?
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ASUC ABSA Funds Annual Budgeting ProcessThe ASUC is responsible for allocating student activity fee money ($27.50 per student per semester) to student organizations. All RSOs are eligible to apply for these funds.Most of the ASUC funds are allocated to student organizations during the annual spring budgeting process. This process is open to both currently sponsored organizations and those wishing to obtain sponsorship. Groups must reapply every year.All organizations registered with the Lead Center[input link to ASUC Guidelines on funding)Depends on: Mid Year Report, previous allocations, years as ASUC sponsored group, unspent allocations, student membership, contribution to community, budget vs. actual expenditures, influence on campus2/23/17, 5pm, Release ABSA
3/1/17, 5-6pm, Workshop 1
3/2/17, 5-6pm, Workshop 2
3/8/17, 5-6pm, Workshop 3
3/17/17, 5pm, ABSA Deadline
3/24/17, 8pm, Initial Decision
3/24/17-4/1/17, 5pm, Appeal Application Period
4/8/17-5/1/17, 8pm, Appeal Hearing Sessions 1-8
http://www.asuc.orgASUC Chief Financial Officer, at finance@asuc.orgASUC/GA Agent Process
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ASUCSenate Contingency Fund ProcessIf an RSO does not request funding during the Annual Budget Process, needs more money than they originally anticipated, or is newly formed, funding is still available throughout the academic year through the Senate Contingency Funding.Same criteria as Annual Budgeting processAll organizations registered with the Lead Center[input link to ASUC Guidelines on funding)(roughly) Based on budget needs, years of sponsorship, demonstrated need, etc.Applications submitted weekly by 5pm Fridays. This process takes approximately two to three weeks to complete.https://callink.berkeley.edu/form/start/109074ASUC Chief Financial Officer, at finance@asuc.orgASUC/GA Agent Process
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Graduate Assembly
GMER - Graduate Meetings, Events, and Resources (GMER) Funds
Graduate Meetings, Events, and Resources (GMER) Funds: Provide support for meetings and the general operations of a graduate student group.See each funding page for specific criteriaGraduate student groups must be registered student organizations (RSO) with the LEAD Center.
At least one, preferably two, group officers must complete the ASUC/GA Agent Certification Quiz.
Graduate student group membership must include a member from a department represented by at least one delegate.
Grant specificUp to $500/semester (one application per semesterRound 1: Deadline: September 21, 2017 Timelines: Oct 9, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017, Decision Posted: Oct 6, 2017 Receipts Due: Dec 15, 2017
Round 2: Deadline: January 18, 2018 Timelines: Feb 5, 2018 - May 11, 2018 Decision Posted: Feb 2, 2018 Receipts Due: May 11, 2018
For applications, deadlines, and complete details, please visit the Graduate Assembly’s website.funding@ga.berkeley.eduASUC/GA Agent Process
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Graduate AssemblyGA GrantsFund events, projects, and activities in the areas of student activism, campus diversity, community service, and educational improvement.See funding pageGraduate student groups must be registered student organizations (RSO) with the LEAD Center.
At least one, preferably two, group officers must complete the ASUC/GA Agent Certification Quiz.
Graduate student group membership must include a member from a department represented by at least one delegate.
Depending on each grantDepending on each grantRound 1: Deadline: September 21, 2017 Timelines: Oct 9, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017, Decision Posted: Oct 6, 2017 Receipts Due: Dec 15, 2017
Round 2: Deadline: January 18, 2018 Timelines: Feb 5, 2018 - May 11, 2018 Decision Posted: Feb 2, 2018 Receipts Due: May 11, 2018
https://ga.berkeley.edu/funding/funding@ga.berkeley.eduASUC/GA Agent Process
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Graduate AssemblyGA PublicationsProvide funding for student journals and student group newsletters.See funding pageGraduate student groups must be registered student organizations (RSO) with the LEAD Center.
At least one, preferably two, group officers must complete the ASUC/GA Agent Certification Quiz.
Graduate student group membership must include a member from a department represented by at least one delegate.
$1,200 per semester, including $250 for OUTSIDE (non-student) professional editing services
Round 1: Deadline: September 21, 2017 Timelines: Oct 9, 2017 - Dec 15, 2017, Decision Posted: Oct 6, 2017 Receipts Due: Dec 15, 2017
Round 2: Deadline: January 18, 2018 Timelines: Feb 5, 2018 - May 11, 2018 Decision Posted: Feb 2, 2018 Receipts Due: May 11, 2018
https://ga.berkeley.edu/funding/funding@ga.berkeley.eduASUC/GA Agent Process
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Graduate AssemblyGA Contingency FundProvide funding for events, projects, or activities that (a) could not be anticipated and applied for in the normally scheduled funding application process; (b) occur outside the regular funding round timelines, i.e. during academic breaks from December to January and May to August; or (c) are not covered under other categories.See funding pageGraduate student groups must be registered student organizations (RSO) with the LEAD Center.
At least one, preferably two, group officers must complete the ASUC/GA Agent Certification Quiz.
Graduate student group membership must include a member from a department represented by at least one delegate.
Up to $1,200/grant (MAX of 1 grant per academic semester)Due within 30 days of event date each month. The following deadlines are for the proceeding month. September 21, 2017, October 19,2017, November 23, 2017, January 18, 2018, February 16 2018, March 15, 2018, April 19, 2018, May 21, 2018https://ga.berkeley.edu/funding-deadlines/funding@ga.berkeley.eduASUC/GA Agent Process
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Graduate AssemblyTravel AwardTravel funding for graduate students presenting at seminars or conference outside of the Bay Area (both nationally and internationally).
See funding pageTravel funding for graduate students presenting at a conference outside of the Bay Area (nationally and internationaly).• Currently registered full-time UCBgraduate student(must provide proof of school registration upon request) o If the conference is held in the summer, the student must have been registered as a full-time graduate student during the previoussemester and plan to return as a grad student in the upcoming fall • Presenting at a conference outside the SFBayArea . • Graduate student who has not been awarded a TravelAward by the Graduate Assembly in the past 2 academic years.$300/presenterFall: Deadline - August 21, 2017, notify recipients - August 28, 2017, travel dates Sep 1, 2017-Jan 31, 2018
Spring: Deadline - Jan 19, 2018, notify recipients - January 25, 2018, travel dates Feb 1, 2018-April 30, 2018
Summer: Deadline - April 19, 2018, notify recipients - April 26, 2018, travel dates May 1, 2018-August 31, 2018
http://ga.berkeley.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/2016-2017-Travel-Award-Eshleman-Hall1.pdfGraduate AssemblyASUC/GA Agent Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantUnderserved Student Equity Fund (USEF)The Underserved Student Equity Fund will serve to make ASUC sponsored events accessible to both students with disabilities, by providing funding for accommodations, as well as transfer students, re-entry students, student parents, undocumented students, former foster youth and independent students, student veterans, and educational opportunity program students, by assisting programs which increase academic opportunities and provide necessary support services.

Students must present the following criteria and exist as one of the following categorizations: disabilities, student parents, transfer students, re-entry students, undocumented students, former foster youth/emancipated/independent students, student veterans, and educational opportunity program students.

See descriptions (must be current students)Students cannot present a situation whereby their grant would not benefit the community writ large. Their application ought to present a valid reason for reimbursement, whereby the aforementioned communities under the section "Criteria" would benefit. Persons of underserved status seeking to further their own opportunities do not qualify under the current provisions of the grant. (Students of underserved status seeking to benefit their communities ARE both applicable and encouraged to apply).

$8,870TBDhttps://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/USEF
usef@asuc.orgReimbursement Process-- PRF turned in to the admin office, check mailed or available for pick up.
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantDisabled Access ADA Accessibility Fund (ADAAF) -- NOTE THAT THIS AWARD WILL BE COMBINED INTO A NEW AWARD CALLED THE "USEF GRANT" in the 2017-2018 YEAR -- MORE INFO TBDThe ADA Accessibility Fund (ADAAF) will serve to make ASUC sponsored events accessi­ble to students with disabilitiess by providing funding for student groups to provide accommodations for their events and activities in order to comply with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA).The ADA Accessibility Fund provides to supply students with disabilities the tools and resources they need to be academically and socially successful. Applicants are encouraged to use funds in ways that would promote academic accommodations or ASUC event accessibility. The purpose of the grant is to increase the accessibility of all students in an effort to make this campus a more disability ­friendly space.
Students with disabilitiesOnly current students 500 per application for undergraduates and $250 per application for graduate students.Opens February 6th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Grants close April 9th, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Scholarships close March 31st, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Applicants must turn in CalLink purchase request forms by April 21st, 2017
https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/adaafFeel free to schedule an appointment via email at aavpgrants@asuc.org with the department heads if you have any question or concern regarding AAVP Grants.Reimbursement Process-- PRF turned in to the admin office, check mailed or available for pick up.
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantAcademic Opportunity Fund (AOF)The Academic Opportunity Fund awards grants for academic travel that enhances student access to valuable educational experiences beyond the classroom. The program provides opportunities for individuals and student groups to represent and further UC Berkeley's academic prestige and dedication to education. While most ASUC funding is restricted to on-campus activities, the Academic Opportunity Fund subsidizes off-campus academic pursuits - professional meetings, research conferences, academic competitions, and independent research.The Committee will give the highest priority to proposals that demonstrate:

Potential for the advancement of research or the promotion of academic success
Full support and guidance of a UC Berkeley faculty mentor (includes optional statement of support)
Past history of academic achievement
Significant contribution to the student body and its academic development
Orientation toward co-curricular, academic, or professional development
Thoughtful planning with careful attention to logistical and financial details
Efforts to seek alternative funding
Registered studentsApplications are accepted on a rolling basis by the ASUC Academic Affairs Office. Since all graduate and professional student fees are directed to the Graduate Assembly, undergraduates will have the highest priority for this fund, though we do encourage all students to apply. Individuals who have not received funding in the past will be given greater consideration. Applicants that have the support and guidance of a UC Berkeley faculty mentor will receive special attention. Awards are contingent upon the availability of current funds and the number of received applications. Each applicant may not apply for more than one grant for the same event. You may only apply for ONE AAVP grant per event and NO funding can be used for purchasing food, beverages, making copies, prizes for individuals, etc... AOF Restrictoins= ONLY CAN BE APPLIED TOWARDS TRAVEL FEES, NO CONFERENCE OR HOTEL FEES
Allocations are generally limited to $500 per event, though this amount may be waived under exceptional circumstances.Opens February 6th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Grants close April 9th, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Scholarships close March 31st, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Applicants must turn in CalLink purchase request forms by April 21st, 2017
https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgacademicopportunityfund/aboutaof@asuc.orghttps://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgacademicopportunityfund
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantDeCal Fund (DCF)The DCF provides monetary support to DeCal courses and independent student-initiated courses at UC Berkeley. The ASUC Office of Academic Affairs administers the DCF in conjunction with the Program for Democratic Education (DeCal). The objective of this fund is to foster the growth of student-run courses and address the un-met academic needs of the student body. Funding is allocated to applicants based on their proposed classroom curriculum and ability to achieve the DCF goals.The committee will give the highest priority to proposals that demonstrate ability to achieve the DCF goals:
Fulfill an academic need of the student body
Improve the quality of instruction and learning
Create sustainable learning environment that is applicable to a wide audience
Exhibit and foster continued devotion and passion by the applicant/instructor
Demonstrate efforts to reduce costs
support to DeCal courses and independent student-initiated courses at UC Berkeley.Highest priority for proposals that: Fulfill an academic need of the student body
Improve the quality of instruction and learning
Create sustainable learning environment that is applicable to a wide audience
Exhibit and foster continued devotion and passion by the applicant/instructor
Demonstrate efforts to reduce costs
Up to $500Opens February 6th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Grants close April 9th, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Scholarships close March 31st, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Applicants must turn in CalLink purchase request forms by April 21st, 2017
https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/dcfdcf@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantArts and Creativity Fund (ACF)The Arts and Creativity Fund provides financial assistance to students and student groups that seek to enhance the exposure of visual, performing, and creative art endeavors on campus. The objective of the program is to foster greater creativity through arts on campus. Funding is allocated to students or groups that organize and widely advertise artistic events.Potential for the advancement of research or the promotion of academic successCurrently registered students You may only apply for ONE AAVP Grant per event and NO funding can be used for PURCHASING FOOD, BEVERAGES, MAKING COPIES, etc.Up to $500Opens February 6th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Grants close April 9th, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Scholarships close March 31st, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Applicants must turn in CalLink purchase request forms by April 21st, 2017
https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgrantsartsandcreativityfund . Go to website, then go to "Forms" tab.acf@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantEducational Equity and Excellence Fund (EEEF) -- NOTE THAT THIS AWARD WILL BE COMBINED INTO A NEW AWARD CALLED THE "USEF GRANT" in the 2017-2018 YEAR - MORE INFO TBDThe Educational Equity and Excellence Fund shall assist programs and organizations which increase academic opportunities and provide support services to transfer students, re-entry students, student parents, undocumented students, former foster youth and independent students, student veterans, and educational opportunity program students.. Funding is allocated based on the impact the activities/events have on the targeted communities.Full support and guidance of a UC Berkeley faculty mentor (includes optional statement of support)Currently registered students You may only apply for ONE AAVP Grant per event and NO funding can be used for PURCHASING FOOD, BEVERAGES, MAKING COPIES, etc.Up to $500Opens February 6th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Grants close April 9th, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Scholarships close March 31st, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Applicants must turn in CalLink purchase request forms by April 21st, 2017
https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/eeef . Go to "About" tab and click on link listed.eeef@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantIntellectual Community Fund (ICF)The Intellectual Community Fund provides monetary support to collaborative events planned by and for Cal students. The objective of ICF is to fund programs that aim to foster a unified campus community that is conducive to free intellectual exchange. Through the distribution of small grants, the Intellectual Community Fund promotes joint campus programs that serve the diverse student population of UC Berkeley. Funding is allocated to student groups that cooperatively plan and advertise academic events serving multiple communities of interest.Past history of academic achievementCurrently registered students You may only apply for ONE AAVP Grant per event and NO funding can be used for PURCHASING FOOD, BEVERAGES, MAKING COPIES, etc.Up to $500Opens February 6th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Grants close April 9th, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Scholarships close March 31st, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Applicants must turn in CalLink purchase request forms by April 21st, 2017
https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgintellectualcommunityfundicf@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantMulticultural Fund (MCF)The Multicultural Fund provides monetary support to events introducing the campus to a culture. The program provides opportunities for student groups to hold unique and innovative events to increase campus awareness of multicultural issues. The objective of this fund is to build tolerance and appreciation for diversity by broadening students' perspectives. Funding is allocated to student groups that organize and widely advertise cultural events.Significant contribution to the student body and its academic developmentCurrently registered students You may only apply for ONE AAVP Grant per event and NO funding can be used for PURCHASING FOOD, BEVERAGES, MAKING COPIES, etc.Up to $500Opens February 6th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Grants close April 9th, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Scholarships close March 31st, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Applicants must turn in CalLink purchase request forms by April 21st, 2017
https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgmulticulturalfundmcf@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantPublic Service Fund (PSF)The Public Service Fund provides monetary support to increase and facilitate public service efforts targeted towards communities outside of the UC Berkeley campus. The objective of this fund is to encourage students to partake in philanthropic or humanitarian based projects. The Public Service Fund strives to develop a sense of community awareness and enrich students’ community service experiences.Funding is allocated based on the impact the activities/events have on the targeted communities.Orientation toward co-curricular, academic, or professional developmentCurrently registered students You may only apply for ONE AAVP Grant per event and NO funding can be used for PURCHASING FOOD, BEVERAGES, MAKING COPIES, etc.$500 per application for undergraduates and $250 per application for graduate students. Opens February 6th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Grants close April 9th, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Scholarships close March 31st, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Applicants must turn in CalLink purchase request forms by April 21st, 2017
https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/aavpgpublicservicefund . Go to website, then go to "Forms" tab.psf@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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ASUC Academic Affairs Vice President GrantGreek Opportunity Fund (GOF)The Greek Opportunity Fund provides monetary support to empower students and chapters that are members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council (PHC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), or MultiCultural Greek Council (MCGC) to engage in meaningful community-based initiatives which focus on community service and philanthropy, scholarship and educational enhancement, leadership development, professional and career development, and/or health and safety, including alcohol education. Funding is allocated to fraternities and sororities that are members of IFC/PHC/NPHC/MGCG that organize philanthropic activities.Thoughtful planning with careful attention to logistical and financial detailsstudents and chapters that are members of the Interfraternity Council (IFC), Panhellenic Council (PHC), National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), or MultiCultural Greek Council (MCGC) You may only apply for ONE AAVP grant per event and NO funding can be used for purchasing food, beverages, flyers without the words "ASUC", etc...

IFC chapters may apply for up to $600 per event, PHC chapters may apply to up to $600 per event, MCGC chapters may apply for up to $900 per event, and NPHC chapters may apply for up to $900 per event. You can only apply for one ASUC grant per event/class.Opens February 6th, 2017 10:00 A.M.
Grants close April 9th, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Scholarships close March 31st, 2017 11:45 P.M.
Applicants must turn in CalLink purchase request forms by April 21st, 2017
https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/asucgreekopportunityfund . Go to website, then go to "Forms" tabgof@asuc.orgReimbursement Process
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Student Opportunity Fund
1. Co-Curricular Opportunities (on-campus student events and publications)
Student Opportunity Funds (co-curricular funds) are granted to provide support for events and activities happening on campus that are planned by student organizations for Cal Students.Demonstrate clarity of goals and thoroughness of planning.
Adhere to University policies, campus regulations, and established procedures
Provide detailed budget to support the event/activity
Include information on attempts for additional and/or alternative funding
Establish measures to prevent exclusion or alienation of any community
Co-curricular events/activities must be sponsored by a registered student organization
Currently registered students Long list of restrictions available on SOF websiteDue to limited funds, the maximum amount for Co-curricular Opportunity is $2,500. The maximum amount for the Educational Opportunity is $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 for groups of students.

Funding requests are accepted on a rolling basis during the academic year but must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event/activity.

https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/sofsof@lists.berkeley.eduInstructions shared directly with the student who has requested the funds.
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Student Opportunity Fund
2. Educational Opportunities (off-campus domestic travel)
Student Opportunity Funds (educational funds) are granted to registered students to support access to educational experiences "beyond the classroom," such as to professional meetings, research conferences, and academic competitions. Demonstrate clarity of goals and thoroughness of planning.
Adhere to University policies, campus regulations, and established procedures
Provide detailed budget to support the event/activity
Include information on attempts for additional and/or alternative funding
Establish measures to prevent exclusion or alienation of any community
Co-curricular events/activities must be sponsored by a registered student organization
Currently registered students Long list of restrictions available on SOF websiteDue to limited funds, the maximum amount for Co-curricular Opportunity is $2,500. The maximum amount for the Educational Opportunity is $2,000 for an individual and $3,000 for groups of students.

Funding requests are accepted on a rolling basis during the academic year but must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the event/activity.

https://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/sofsof@lists.berkeley.eduInstructions shared directly with the student who has requested the funds.
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Ethnic Studies’ 5th Account: Funds are available for student group projects, activities or events that are ethnic-specific and educational to the general campus community. Funded by the Ethnic Studies fee which also supports the academic mission of the Ethnic Studies DepartmentThe Ethnic Studies Fifth Account funding is only applicable to student-initiated events that meet the criteria of departmental sponsorship, significant impact on students, and cultural education.Ethnic Studies Department will only fund events that are all-inclusive of different ethnic communities. We believe in funding events that educate various communities about what the founders and students of Ethnic Studies believe in.
The Fifth Account CANNOT fund events with entrance fees, for-profit endeavors, purchase of alcoholic beverages or illegal substances, travel outside the Bay Area, lodging, off-campus facility rentals, off-campus political activities, benefit concerts, individual or group research/honors projects, organizational retreats and trainings, or any course related events. Student groups charging admission will be automatically denied funding. See application for details on 2015-16 funding limits for specific itemsPending selection of ES5th Account Chairhttps://callink.berkeley.edu/organization/EthnicStudies5thMarissa ReynosoSubmit a final report and original receipts to Ethnic Studies chair. See instructions in application
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ASUC/Public Service Center Community ProjectsStudent Initiated Community ProjectsThis sponsorship provides groups with leadership training, advising, and an ASUC funded grant to finance their service activities.Projects engage with marginalized communities on campus, off campus, or both with an intentional plan of who you serve
Groups have the capacity—about 5 hours a month for 2 leaders—to be invested in the training, reflection, and advising received through the Center

End of semester grant report
Registered Student Groups at UC BerkeleySee websiteGrants awarded to student organizations range from $200-$3,000 depending on the need of the organization and community partners.
Time Commitment: 1 semester - 1 Year Sponsorship 2017-18 APPLICATION DEADLINE: Midnight Sunday, 4/24/17
http://publicservice.berkeley.edu/communityprojects
For questions contact Rajelin Escondo at the Public Service Center at (510) 643-0303 or rajelin@berkeley.edu.
ASUC/GA Agent process
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The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF): TGIF Mini Grant (fall) or TGIF Grant (spring) TGIF offers grants for sustainability projects on UC Berkeley’s campus.Preference is given to:

Projects that demonstrate the greatest reduction in UC Berkeley’s environmental impact for the least cost.
Projects that can repay The Green Initiative Fund.
Projects with high visibility.
Projects with strong student involvement. A minimum of 20% of funds disbursed will be set aside for projects with direct student involvement.
See websiteWill not fund projects that have been funded before, one time events, or projects already mandated by UC Berkeley. Mini grant: $500-$2,000. Grant: minimum $2000. Mini-Grant application due 10/21/16http://tgif.berkeley.edu/
Sharon Daraphonhdeth sdara@berkeley.edu
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Student Technology Fund - Small ProjectsFast Track Fall 2016 (Small Grant)In the spring of 2014, the students of the University of California, Berkeley voted to approve the Student Technology Fee Referendum. This fee, assessed at $51 per semester, for seven years, provides funding to negotiate with commercial software vendors on behalf of students to secure volume licensing of software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud. It also provides funding to support additional student technology services and initiatives. Any student, faculty member, or staff member of the University of California, Berkeley, or any association thereof, is eligible to submit a proposal for consideration by the Student Technology Fee Committee.. Individual students must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, academic department, or other functional unit.
Eligibility: Registered Student Groups at UC Berkeley
Fee funds are prohibited from subsidizing core information technology infrastructure.Under $5,000October 2, 2016http://techfund.berkeley.edu/techfund@berkeley.edu
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Student Technology Fund - Small ProjectsFast Track Spring 2017 (Small Grants)In the spring of 2014, the students of the University of California, Berkeley voted to approve the Student Technology Fee Referendum. This fee, assessed at $51 per semester, for seven years, provides funding to negotiate with commercial software vendors on behalf of students to secure volume licensing of software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud. It also provides funding to support additional student technology services and initiatives. Any student, faculty member, or staff member of the University of California, Berkeley, or any association thereof, is eligible to submit a proposal for consideration by the Student Technology Fee Committee.. Individual students must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, academic department, or other functional unit.Any student, faculty member, or staff member of the University of California, Berkeley, or any association thereof, is eligible to submit a proposal for consideration by the Student Technology Fee Committee.. Individual students must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, academic department, or other functional unit.Fee funds are prohibited from subsidizing core information technology infrastructure.Under $5,000February 17, 2017http://techfund.berkeley.edu/techfund@berkeley.edu
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Student Technology Fund - Large Projects Large ProjectIn the spring of 2014, the students of the University of California, Berkeley voted to approve the Student Technology Fee Referendum. This fee, assessed at $51 per semester, for seven years, provides funding to negotiate with commercial software vendors on behalf of students to secure volume licensing of software such as Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud. It also provides funding to support additional student technology services and initiatives. Any student, faculty member, or staff member of the University of California, Berkeley, or any association thereof, is eligible to submit a proposal for consideration by the Student Technology Fee Committee.. Individual students must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, academic department, or other functional unit.Any student, faculty member, or staff member of the University of California, Berkeley, or any association thereof, is eligible to submit a proposal for consideration by the Student Technology Fee Committee.. Individual students must obtain a fiscal sponsor to administer awarded funds, such as a registered student group, academic department, or other functional unit.Fee funds are prohibited from subsidizing core information technology infrastructure.
Seven-year $51 per semester fee for commercial software licensing and student technology projects.
Financial Breakdown:

$17 Return To Aid
Up to $20 for Commercial Software
$14+ for Student Technology Projects
11/16/2016 - Application process for large projects open; 1/8/2017 - Submission deadline for proposal abstracts; Week of February 6, 2017 - STF Committee invites some applicants to submit full proposals; 3/8/2017 - Submission deadline for full invited proposals; April 17 - May 1, 2017 - Public comment period; 5/1/2017 - Submission of STFC recommendation to the Chancellorhttp://techfund.berkeley.edu/techfund@berkeley.edu
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Wellness FundWellness Fee Prior to the ratification of the Wellness Initiative Fee, the services for health and wellness at UC Berkeley were not able to properly serve the entire student body. In the last 17 years, enrollment has expanded over 20% and these services were unable to scale accordingly.

In 2015, the student body voted to pass the Wellness Initiative Fee, allowing the creation and continuation of wellness programming at UC Berkeley. The Wellness Initiative Fee will provide new fee revenue that will be used exclusively to support wellness services and programming for students, as well as renovations, furnishings, and alterations to existing spaces required to support these new wellness programs.

Wellness, health, and recreation services are in dire need of improvement at UC Berkeley, which lacks new, innovative mind-body services that students want. The Wellness Initiative Fee aims to address the concerning rise of mental health complications on campus and provide new support for minority student groups (ie. students of color, LGBTQIA students, veterans, student parents, international students, students with disabilities, and other student populations face unique wellness challenges that require additional support not currently available to them).
Proposals should align with the goals of the original Wellness Referendum, which can be found here(link is external).All proposals must be submitted by an undergraduate/graduate student, faculty, staff, or campus unit of UC Berkeley. If not primarily submitted by a student, all proposals must have at least one student sign as a cosponsor of the project.Proposals will be reviewed by the Wellness Fee Advisory Committee. wellnessfee@berkeley.edu may be contacted for additional information.
Up to $20 for Commercial Software
October 7th: Proposals due
December 15th: Selection process completed & projects notified of status
Late January: Funding begins
http://wellnessfee.berkeley.edu/wellnessfee@berkeley.edu
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LEAD Center (from New Student Services)Late Night ProgrammingThe goal of the late-night, alcohol-free programming fund is to reinforce a collaborative campus effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related problems during the evenings of Get your BEARings (formerly Welcome Week). This is accomplished through encouraging student initiated, alcohol-free programs, events, and activities targeted specifically at new students to the Cal community. These events are intended to build community by creating opportunities for connections between new and continuing students while offering options for students to participate in nighttime, alcohol-free events (9 pm – 1 am). --Events that involve collaboration between organizations or bring different communities together. (Campus departments must collaborate with a student organization.)
--Events that are open to the campus community (new student focused)
--Events that occur on-campus
--Occur between 9pm and 1am
--Occur during Get Your Bearings weeks (event date flexibility is preferred in order to prevent multiple funded events on the same night)
--No alcohol
--Student Group must develop marketing materials to market event on CalLink and University Student Groups Calendar
–Student Group must post event(s) on the Get Your BEARings calendar through New Student Services
Registered Student Groups at UC Berkeley--Events that are open to the campus community (new student focused)
--Events that occur on-campus
--Occur between 9pm and 1am
--Occur during Get Your Bearings weeks (event date flexibility is preferred in order to prevent multiple funded events on the same night)
--No alcohol
Annual call for proposals shared through email
Complete application with budget
Complete post event packet including tracking event attendance
Jeff Woods: jeff.woods@berkeley.edu | 510-642-5171
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Blum Center for Developing Economies
Big Ideas GrantBig Ideas is an annual contest aimed at providing funding, support, and encouragement to interdisciplinary teams of students who have “big ideas.” Since its founding in 2006, Big Ideas has inspired innovative and high-impact student-led projects aimed at solving problems that matter to this generation. By encouraging novel proposals and then supporting concrete next steps, Big Ideas is helping contest winners make an impact all over the world.http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/categories-eligibility/http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/categories-eligibility/http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/rules/http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/categories-eligibility/
http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/apply-2/
http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/about/
http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/team/http://bigideas.berkeley.edu/rules/
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Chancellor's Advisory Committee on the Student Services Fee (CACSSF)CACSSF Student Services Fee Discretionary FundThe committee regularly advises the Chancellor and senior administration on student services funding and fee issues. The committee supports students through multi-year planning, closer partnerships with administration and a coordinated process on student fees.All campus units that provide co-curricular student services and student groups (via ASUC and Graduate Assembly Executive Officers)These services and programs include, but are not limited to:
operating and capital expenses for services related to the physical and psychological health and well-being of students;
social, recreational, and cultural activities and programs;
services related to campus life and campus community;
technology expenses directly related to the services; and
career support.
no formal limit; total Discretionary Fund is $500,000; see May 2015 report for funded proposals here: http://sa.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/images/pdfs/AnnualCACSSFReport2015.pdfOctober 9, 11:59pm: Proposals are duehttp://sa.berkeley.edu/committee-on-student-services-and-fees/funding-requests
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Off-Campus Fundraising as ASUC Sponsored group (ASUC is a 501c3 Non-Profit)Various donor or grant based outreachYour organization can request the ASUC's EIN number and a tax exempt status letter so that it can raise funds under the ASUC's tax-exempt umbrella. You must meet with your LEAD Center Advisor to discuss plans and get approval to access the lettter. Fundraiser must support the RSO without conflicting with the ASUC's mission and must not put the ASUC's tax exempt status at riskAll ASUC sponsored RSOsDependent on donation sourceDependent on donation circumstanceRolling process - allow about 10 business daysCallink form https://callink.berkeley.edu/form/start/106739LEAD Center Peer Leadership Consultants or LEAD Center Coordinator: lead@berkeley.edu | 510-642-5171
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Berkeley CrowdfundingBerkelely Crowdfunding Using the UC Berkeley's Crowdfunding platform, students, student organizations, faculty, staff members, and/or researchers crowdfund their project or initiative. This includes:
--Providing all of the materials required for their crowdfunding page (the project description, the video, the perks, bios of the team, images, and the budget breakdown).
--The team is responsible for the majority of fundraising. You need to reach out to your networks and encourage donations.
--Creating promotional and marketing materials before, during, and after the campaign.
--Teams work with the Crowdfunding Manager as a resource for best practices and developing materials and outreach strategy.
--Eligible Projects: Are affiliated with UC Berkeley and non-profit in nature; have a sponsoring Berkeley department, program or center, in which donations can be deposited into; consist of project leaders that are willing to create and market promotion materials before, during and after the campaign; and gain approval by submitting an application and project pitch before the next round’s deadline.
--Successful Projects: Tend to be community impact-driven as donors love to give to people and know that they are helping others – so if a project has a great social impact, it is typically more successful; tangible and specific crowdfunding projects do very well when a team can breakdown and explain their project or activity budget in detail (say for equipment, etc.) as donors love to see exactly what their donations will provide; projects and activities involving 5 or more people tend to be more successful as they can connect to more possible donors.
--Not Allowed: Projects and activities that raise money for other non-profits.
Students, student organizations, faculty, staff members, alumni, and researchersStated in the following: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-sT8PHFQLHkY21yMnNaNzRFTFk/viewWhatever goal your organization sets Projects are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
--To crowdfund October 1, to October 31, 2017 - application deadline of August 31, 2017
--To crowdfund February 8 to March 8, 2018 - application deadline January 4, 2018
--To crowdfund April 1 to April 30, 2018 - application deadline February 27, 2018
https://crowdfund.berkeley.edu/Ryan Lawrence, Crowdfunding Manager | ryanjl@berkeley.edu | 510-643-2285.Donations are transferred into a university account or student organization account through the LEAD Center following the crowdfunding period.
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Give To CALGive To CAL Any Amount Jeff Woods: jeff.woods@berkeley.edu | 510-643-2285Donations are received by the University, the University produces a check, sends to the check to the LEAD Center, and the check is deposited into the student organization account by the LEAD Center.
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