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UCLA Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement

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Funding Resources

SOLE, Student Affairs IT, and Campus Life has developed an new online RCO funding system to help student organizations find and apply to funding sources to support their programs. Funding proposals can only be submitted by signatories or group admins. If you need helping changing signatories or creating group admins, please go to https://www.sole.ucla.edu/Organizations.

Access the site at https://sa.ucla.edu/funding/fund/client or via My.UCLA > Student Organizations > Funding Request

The SOLE Office is currently operating remotely. The SOLE staff are working remotely during our regular business hours (9am-5pm PST) and are available via email. You can find the contact information for SOLE Staff on our About Us page.

ASUCLA Student Union Event Funding

The Associated Students, UCLA Student Union Event Fund (SUEF) to cover costs associated with using Ackerman and Kerckhoff facilities/spaces, and Bruin Plaza. It is available for registered campus organizations whose events are initiated, planned, and produced by them. SUEF covers the Basic House Package, additional charges in Ackerman Grand Ballroom, and sound equipment or equipment rentals for Bruin Plaza.

*Covid-19 disclaimer: In response to County and State orders regarding Covid-19 and the suspension of campus activities, all ASUCLA facilities are closed until further notice.

Due date: At least 30 days prior to your event; early applications are highly encouraged.

Website: https://asucla.ucla.edu/event-services/student-groups/student-union-event-fund/

Campus Life Funding (SSP & REF)

UCLA Campus Life is a division of Student Affairs committed to promoting student engagement and development on campus and out in the community. Campus Life provides supplemental funding sources for student activities and programs that benefit the campus community: Recreation Venues Event Fund (REF) and Campus Life Support for Student Programming (SSP). REF can provide funding for labor and custodial expenses associated with the use of Recreation spaces by registered campus organizations. SSP can provide supplemental support for registered campus organizations in areas such as: food, transportation, facilities, supplies, advertising, and honoraria. Registered campus organizations are highly encouraged to seek out additional funding sources before applying to SSP. Additional funding is available for programs that have a focus in: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Transfer (LGBT) student issues and campus inclusion, Cultural and Spiritual expression, and Social Justice Camps (for summer youth programs).

REF Covid-19 disclaimer: *In response to County and State orders regarding Covid-19 and the suspension of campus activities, all UCLA Recreation facilities are closed until further notice.

SSP note: *SSP is only supporting digital engagement grants up to $500 for Fall quarter. Digital engagement funds may not be used to purchase technology equipment nor physical hardware. Tools/software to support communications, access, participant engagement and feedback, use enhancements, marketing/notifications, etc. may be eligible for purchase with this funding source.

Due date: Applications for REF and SSP must be submitted at least 2 weeks before the event.

Website: https://www.campuslife.ucla.edu/funding

Graduate Student Association

The Graduate Student Association (GSA) represents graduate and professional students at UCLA. GSA offers the GSA Discretionary Fund for graduate student campus organizations and can cover: food, equipment, facilities, honoraria, travel expenses, and advertising.

Due date: Applications are due at least three (3) weeks prior to the event date -- earlier submission is encouraged.

Website: http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/discretionary.html

Academic Councils are allocated funding based on the number of graduate students they represent. Please contact your academic council for questions about how funds for each department/program are allocated.

If you would like to see the status of your council's budget. You can see the latest financial report ​and search your council name; then see how much has carried over from previous years, how much has been spent this fiscal year, and how much is still available.

Website: http://gsa.asucla.ucla.edu/councils.html

Program Activities Board (CPC & CAC)

The Program Activities Board (PAB) allocated funds designated for registered campus organization programming, evaluates and regulates this programming in cooperation with the University Administration, and provides a forum for soliciting student views on Board allocations and funding priorities. PAB is composed of: Community Activities Committee (CAC) and Campus Programs Committee (CPC).

CPC provides funds for student initiated, student-organized, cultural and educational programs on campus, as well as events that bring youth and/or community college students on campus for educational support. The CPC offers a Regular fund and mini quarterly fund.

Submit your CPC Mini applications before the weekly deadline on Wednesdays at 4pm for Fall 2020 (Week 3 - Week 8). Hearings will be based on a first-come-first basis starting at 6:00PM on Fridays.

To access information about the CPC Regular and Mini funding go here - https://sa.ucla.edu/funding/fund/client

If Your Program is Between These Dates Proposal Deadline (Submit to SOLE for hearing scheduling) Approximate Date Decision Released
***Oct. 1 - Nov. 19, 2020 Oct. 1 Oct. 16
Nov. 20 – Dec. 18, 2020 Oct. 1 (1 st round) Oct. 22 (2 nd round) Oct. 16 Nov. 13
Jan. 4 - Feb. 12, 2021 Oct. 22 (1 st round) Nov. 12 (2 nd round) Nov. 13 Dec. 4
Feb. 13 – Mar. 25, 2021 Nov. 12 (1 st round) Jan. 7 (2 nd round) Dec. 4 Jan. 29
Mar. 26 - May 6, 2021 Jan. 7 (1 st round) Feb. 11 (2 nd round) Jan. 29 March 5
May 7 – Jun. 18, 2021 Feb. 11 (1 st round) April 8 (2 nd round) March 6 April 30

*** If your program occurs before the decision release date, reimbursement for some expenses may not be available. Consult with the SOLE Fiscal staff prior to incurring out of pocket expenses.

Please note:

  • As indicated above, there are two submission dates per funding period.
  • Please be aware, however, that if you should submit a proposal for the earlier date and are not funded, you do not have the option of resubmitting a proposal for the same program for the second date.
  • Proposals will not be accepted for the second round if all monies (including any available reserves) are exhausted during the first round.
  • Submissions are due at 4pm on the deadline date.

CAC provides funds for ongoing student-initiated, student led community service programs that work with economically and socially disadvantaged communities throughout the academic year. The CAC offers a Regular fund, Mini quarterly fund, Summer funding, and Leadership Development fund.

Please talk to your advisor for further information regarding the following or access the CAC funding applications via RCO Funding :

CAC Mini Fund Deadlines:

Thursday, October 15, 2020 if your program dates fall between October 26, 2020 - November 23, 2020

Thursday, November 5, 2020 if your program dates fall between November 24, 2020 - February 19, 2021

Thursday, January 28, 2021 if your program dates fall between February 20, 2021 - May 14, 2021

Thursday, April 22, 2021 if your program dates fall between May 15, 2021 - June 11, 2021

UCLA Residential Life Programming and Funding Advisory Board

Programming with UCLA Residential Life in On Campus Housing facilities is coordinated through Residential Life program staff and committees. Programming must be open to and intended to welcome and engage residents of the Hill specifically. UCLA Residential Life offers opportunities for co-programming on the Hill, as well as funding for programs on the Hill and on main campus.

*There will be no Funding & Advisory Board this 2020 - 2021 academic year meaning that there will not be a programmatic/funding reviewal system.

Due date: At least 4 weeks prior to your proposed event date

Website: https://reslife.ucla.edu/programming/

Semel Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) Fund

The Semel Healthy Campus Initiative (HCI) seeks to fund high quality, replicable, and sustainable projects that will help to make UCLA a healthier community. The Semel HCI’s current efforts are directed toward six campaigns (pods):

  • EatWell: Nutrition/food
  • MoveWell: Physical activity/exercise
  • MindWell: Mind-brain health (promoting psychological well-being/creative achievement/sleep)
  • BeWell: The creation of a healthy community/build and natural environment
  • BreatheWell: UCLA Tobacco-Free Initiative
  • EngageWell: Social wellbeing

* The Semel HCI has refined its campus-wide goals and strategies to focus on building a healthier, more J ust , and equitable future for UCLA. In this effort we rely on our core values,

  • an integrative understanding of health and well-being,
  • encouraging responsibility,
  • celebrating diversity,
  • striving for health equity,

combined with an understanding that the health and well-being of any individual is intimately bound with the health of the community. Accordingly, the Semel HCI has fine-tuned its focus to support proposals which align with our refined goal: a healthy environment that fosters resilience, social connections, and equity w hich underlies the health of everyone.

The Semel HCI Grants Application Workshop recording is available to view .

Due date: November 1st (suggested) - applications will continue to be accepted after the suggested deadline.

Website: https://healthy.ucla.edu

UCLA SPARK

UCLA Spark is the official crowdfunding platform of the University of California, Los Angeles. It’s a space where members of the UCLA and Bruin community can come together to create, support, and share fundraising campaigns aimed at solving the world’s problems and reimagining its possibilities. This is available to department-sponsored interest groups and SOLE organizations, Rec or Club Sports teams, UCLA Alumni, Faculty, Staff, Development Officers, and certain friends of UCLA.

Due date: At least 30 - 45 days before your intended fundraising start date.

Website: https://spark.ucla.edu/about


Student Risk Education Committee (SREC)

The Student Risk Education Committee (SREC) is the official campus wide effort to recommend, implement and fund risk management best practices that make it safe for UCLA students to volunteer on campus and off campus. The SREC consists of several sub-committees e.g. Driver Safety Training/Vehicle Orientation (DST/VO), Hypertension, CPR/First Aid, etc., and the PLEDGE Fund. The range of risk mitigating resources funded by the SREC PLEDGE Fund consists of Live Scans, Liability Insurance, Crowd Management, CPR/First Aid, TB Tests, ETC. This funding source is available to Registered Campus Organizations that include community service as a part of their mission statement, as well as USAC and CPO affiliated groups.

Due date: At least 21 days prior to your program date(s)

Website: http://www.cpo.ucla.edu/srec/

Undergraduate Student Association Council

The Undergraduate Student Association Council (USAC) is the governing body of the Undergraduate Students Association (USA) whose membership is composed of every UCLA undergraduate student. There are several funding sources available for events such as: general programs, political advocacy, academic success, cultural awareness, sustainability, community service.

Current Available USAC Programming Funds:

  • Academic Success Referendum
  • Contingency Programming Fund
  • Community Service Mini Fund
  • The Green Initiative Fund (regular and mini)
  • Student Wellness Programming Fund
  • USA/BOD ASUCLA Programming Fund

Due date: Varies among funding sources

Website: https://usac.ucla.edu/funding/programming/