After SGA Recognition and certification, your student group is eligible for two kinds of funds (descriptions below):
Regular Monthly Allocations
Emergency Funding (formerly called Group Help)
The Funding Guide, Manual and Financial Affairs, and Discretionary Guidelines can be found by hovering over "Applying for Funds" on the menu at the top of this page.
Student groups should always be exploring alternate ways to fund their programs and events as well, such as resources already available on-campus. Some of these can be found in the 'Finance Manual under On-Campus Resource Index.'
1. Regular Monthly Allocations: These monthly allocations are from the main source of funding for SGA recognized student groups: the current school year's Student Activities Fee pools.
Funding Applications will be due at three times during each semester at the end of the particular month (September, October, November, February, March, and April).
**Be aware that funds are allocated based on the date of the program, NOT based on the date the application was submitted. **SGA funds must be used before a program occurs. SGA funds will NOT be used for reimbursements or payments after a program has already occurred.
2. Emergency Funding (Group Help): The Emergency Funding Process exists to accommodate emergency expenses for an upcoming program that you are already planning. Therefore, if the date of your program is far enough away that you can request the necessary funding during the next regular allocation period, that is what you should do. Applications for Emergency Funding are considered ONLY if submitted more than 10 business days prior to the Date of Program.
All SGA-recognized groups may receive up to $1,500.00 (distributed between 1 or more programs) per semester.
Applications are considered ONLY if the time constraint on receiving the funding is sooner than the upcoming regular Funding Allocation period.
Applications for events or programs that have not already been applied for funding in a regular allocation period are not eligible to receive emergency funding.
In order for a program to receive for GroupHelp funding, your groupmust have already applied and been eligible for funding for that program during a previous regular allocation period during the current fiscal year. So far, the only deadline for groups to have applied for funds in the current fiscal year was in April 2017.
"Eligibility" is defined as compliance with time limits, recognition, and training specifications. Therefore, if your application was rejected in the previously mentioned months for any of the following reasons, you are not eligible to apply for Emergency Funding for that program:
Program date was more than 5 months away from the deadline
Program date was fewer than 30 days (for applications up to $1,500) or 60 days (for applications of more than $1,500) away from the deadline
Submitter of the application was not certified at an updated Budget Training Workshop
The student group was not SGA-recognized
Please be advised that all other guidelines found in the Manual on Financial Affairs & Discretionary Guidelines still apply to Emergency Funding requests. Complete the application as though you are applying during a regular allocation period (based on what you learned in our training) and attach all necessary documentation.