USAC

Programming Funding Documents

Academic Affairs Commission

All UCLA undergraduate student organizations, registered with the Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement, with a signed statement of non-discrimination on file with Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement, are entitled to apply for funding. The Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement is located on the first floor of Kerckhoff Hall in Room 105. Each funding source has its own purpose and guidelines. For example, the Academic Affairs Mini-Grant is overseen by the Academic Affairs Commissioner and emphasizes programming which enhances the academic environment at UCLA. Contact usaaac@asucla.ucla.edu for more information.

Academic Success Referendum Fund (ASRF)

Travel Grant Mini Fund (TGMF)

Arts Restoring Community (ARC) Referendum Funding

Following the Arts Restoring Community (ARC) Referendum passed during the 2014 USAC Elections, the Cultural Affairs Commission (CAC) was allocated over $100,000 to provide for arts and cultural groups, up from just $15,000 covered by the CAC mini fund in previous years. Under the previous system, it was reported that student groups applied for up to $50,000 in funding in spite of the $15,000 CAC was able to offer. As such, this expanded budget will greatly improve the scope and extent to which CAC will be able provide for the needs of student groups.

The Arts Restoring Community (ARC) Referendum Funding can be used by any registered, undergraduate student group on campus to fund programs. These programs must be cultural in nature, either promoting cultural diversity and/or awareness. The Cultural Programming fund should be used only as a last resort AFTER you have applied to other funding sources. Allocated funds can ONLY finance honorariums, venues, and supplies for your program.

Please complete the application and electronically submit it to cacarcfund@asucla.ucla.edu with proper documentation.

Bruin Advocacy Grant

The Bruin Advocacy concept is to provide students and organizations with the scope, contacts, experience, and funds to take command over their own issues and bring these issues directly to those with the immediate power to realize change. Our office also provides advocacy training, political strategy development, and contact sharing with program applications through an appointed liaison, to ensure that a group receives not only funding, but also the tools necessary for successful advocacy.

Bruin Advocacy Grant applications should be submitted to the EVP office mailbox (Kerckhoff Hall 300C) by 3:00pm on Fridays no later than five (5) weeks prior to the program. If you have any questions, email usac.evp.bruindefendersdir@gmail.com.

Community Service Mini Fund

Fall Quarter: October 18th, 2019 (For events that fall between 10/28/2018 - 2/03/2020)

Winter Quarter: January 31st, 2020 (For events that fall between 02/04/2020 - 05/04/2020)

Spring Quarter: April 24th, 2020 (For events that fall between 05/05/2020 - 06/12/2020)

Due by 12:00PM

Student Initiated Outreach Committee (SIOC) Mini Fund

In order to enhance the services provided to educationally disadvantaged students in Southern California, the Student Initiated Outreach Committee provides a supplemental funding source for student-initiated, student-run community service projects and UCLA student sponsoring organizations who perform outreach functions. This funding will be available to all projects funded by the Community Activities Committee (CAC), Undergraduate Students Association Council (USAC), and the Student Initiated Outreach Committee (SIOC).

Submit a time-stamped application to the front desk of the Community Programs Office, in Room 105 of the Student Activities Center by 5:00PM of the due date to the box of the SIOC Mini-Fund and SIOC Minifund Chairperson, Andrea Manrique. E-mail a copy of the application by 5:00PM of the due date to siocminifund@cpo.ucla.edu. Late submissions will not be considered.

Contingency Capital Items Fund

The Contingency Capital Fund is an auxiliary source of funding for Capital Items only. Requests may fall under two categories: Computer/Computer-Related Items or Furniture/Non-Computer Equipment. To qualify for the Contingency Capital Fund, you must be an undergraduate student organization currently registered with the Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement (SOLE) department with an office in Kerckhoff Hall. Please contact your SOLE Advisor for more information.

Contingency Programming Fund

The Contingency Programming Fund helps student organizations fund activities and events which are desirable to the general interest of the UCLA Undergraduate Student Body. Funding can be applied toward expenses such as advertising, graphics, supplies, honorarium, facilities, food, transportation, and t-shirts.

To apply, please complete the online application below. Applications are due three weeks prior to the start of the event. There is NO retroactive funding.

Student Wellness Programming Fund

Are you putting on a health-related event on-campus? Then, apply to the Student Wellness Programming Fund by Student Wellness Commission!

How much can we receive? You could receive up to $750 for your event through the Student Wellness Programming Fund! If you are a part of SWC's Student Health Network, you can receive a maximum allocation of $1000 per event!

When is it due? Please submit your application and quotes two Mondays prior to the event.

Where do we submit it? Applicants can submit our online form here. All applications are approved at SWC Leadership meetings on Tuesdays from 5-6pm in Ackerman 3517.

Supplemental Fund for Service (SFS)

Applications are OPEN for the 2019 - 2020 academic year!

SFS Guidelines

SFS information is available on the CSC website.

What is SFS? The Supplemental Fund for Service (SFS) is intended to provide UCLA undergraduate students affiliated with a service project on-campus and UCLA student organizations the opportunity to pursue their service initiatives. This fund provides funding for tickets, fees and food for volunteers, volunteer appreciation and development, national organization dues, supplies, transportation, and conferences.

How do you apply? Apply at this link: Supplemental Fund for Service Application

When is it due?

For conferences: Applications must be submitted at least four (4) weeks before the date of the conference.

For programs: Applications must be submitted at least 14 days before the program date on the application.

For all other funding needs, submitted at least 14 days before funds need to be accessed.

TGIF (The Green Initiative Fund) Grant

All applications and deadlines for TGIF are available on the fund's website. Please direct any questions to TGIF@asucla.ucla.edu.

USA/BOD ASUCLA Programming Fund

Fall Deadline: Tuesday, October 8, 2019 (week 2)

Winter Deadline: Tuesday, November 5, 2019 (week 6)

Spring Deadline: Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (week 7)

Due by 5:00 PM submitted through MyUCLA portal.

If you have any issues, please contact usabudgetreview@gmail.com and CC your SOLE advisor.

How to apply

  1. Log onto your UCLA account on https://my.ucla.edu
  2. Click on the subheader Campus Life > Student Organization > Fund Requests
  3. On Fund Requests: Track Funds > click Search and Apply to Funds
  4. Find Board of Directors (USA/BOD) Programming Fund Application
  5. Apply and fill out all pages: Information Page > Fund Specific Questions > Budget Sheet > Supporting Documents
  6. You should receive an email from usabudgetreview@gmail.com no later than a week after the deadline

All student groups must meet with their Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement Advisor prior to the deadline. If this is not done, your application will not be approved by your Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement Advisor. Please combine ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION with your application; failure to do so may result in receiving no funding. Hearings will begin the week after the deadline and all student groups MUST sign up for a hearing time ONLINE, instructions on how to sign up will be emailed shortly after the deadline. Please note your application is not fully submitted until you receive a confirmation that your Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement Advisor has approved your application. If you have any question, please contact your Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement Advisor or email the USAC Budget Review Director by sending an email to USABudgetReview@gmail.com