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External Grants


Associated Students, Incorporated, (ASI) is committed to creating an active and engaged campus community at Sacramento State. Our goal of fostering campus life can only be met through the combined efforts of various programs and organizations throughout campus. Each fiscal year ASI allocates funds, which are to be disbursed to those on-campus programs that are dedicated to our common goal of serving the students.

External Grant Application 2019-2020- Due December 7, 2018 by 5:00pm

Please Note: Save the application to your hard drive prior to filling in.  PDFs are most compatible with Internet Explorer or Safari. PDFs not compatible with Google Chrome.  When opening the External Grant Application from a Mac computer, please save before filling out, then re-open the saved document with Adobe Acrobat (Mac’s Preview Application will NOT save data), complete, save, confirm document is not blank, then email. If you have any questions, please call (916) 278-6784.

2019/20 FUNDING

Grant Recipient Granted
Active Minds/ Mental Health Program $10,000
Capital Storytelling Audio Program $5,000
Career Tracks $28,000
CBA Advising Program $2,500
Center for African Peace & Conflict Resolution (CAPCR) $1,500
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) $15,000
Commit to Study $1,500
Community Engagement Center $5,000
Dreamer Resource Center $15,000
Faculty Student Mentor Program $1,500
Festival of New American Music $1,500
Financial Wellness $15,000
First Year Experience: Co Curricular Retention (PEAK) $25,000
First Year Experience: The FYE Space $4,000
First-Year Advising (FYA) $5,000
Full Circle Program/Student Health & Counseling Services $5,000
Fund your Future with Financial Aid $1,000
GE Honors Program $9,000
Guardian Scholars Program $8,000
Guest Artist Series: Master Class, Workshops with Professional Artists $1,000
Hornet Nights $2,000
Hornets Help $3,000
Integrated Physics Pilot Program $810
Kadema Galleries $5,000
Law Enforcement Candidate Scholars’ Program $4,000
Leadership Initiative Student Assistants (SO&L) $9,300
Learning Communities/Student Academic Success (EOP) $10,000
MLK Center $15,000
PAL Program $25,000
Peer and Academic Resource Center (PARC) $20,000
Peer Mentor Program (FYE) $8,000
Project HMONG $1,500
Project Rebound $13,000
Sacramento State Strings Project $7,000
Science Educational Equity Program $2,500
Services to Students with Disabilities $10,000
Summer Bridge Academy (EOP) $5,000
UNIQUE – Cultural Affairs $25,000
Total $325,610

Budget Funding Principles

The ASI, Finance & Budget Committee will take the following principles into consideration when selecting programs to be considered for funding for the next fiscal year. The Committee understands that requests will not necessarily meet all funding principles. These guidelines are designed to assist the individual(s) preparing requests to support the goals of Associated Students, Inc. These principles are of equal value.

  1. The budget request must be responsive to one or more of the following and special consideration will be given to requests that reflect a greater number of these funding principles:

a. Promoting academic achievement, retention, professional development and career placement.

b. Promoting educational and/or social programs, events and activities that enhance campus life and cross-cultural unity.

c. Creating on-campus jobs for students.

d. Supporting established programs which have existed for 3 years or more.

e. Show evidence of collaboration with other campus programs/services.

  1. Innovative pilot projects will be given special consideration (an innovative pilot project is a program which has been in existence no more than two (2) years).

Budgeting Policies

The following are on-going practices that the Committee will be mindful of when making their External Grant recommendations for the overall annual ASI budget.

  1. ASI External Grant support is expected to be used in an efficient and effective manner according to the grant recipient’s stated purpose and Grant funding principles.
  2. Budget allocations will take into consideration the current fiscal constraints of the overall University Budget and the ASI Budget.
  3. Applicants that have received funding the prior year must have turned in their final program report by July 31, 2018 to the ASI Director of Finance and Administration Mark Montalvo at . If the program report was not received, applicants may not be eligible to apply for External Grants for the 2019-2020 funding year.
  4. For grants awarded in the 2019-2020 funding year, if part of the funding requested is to fund student assistant positions, the final report must also include the University Payroll Detail Report and the Financial Data Warehouse report to account for the student wages used during that fiscal year.
  5. ASI External Grant support is not intended to be a long-term sole source of support. Programs that have received two (2) consecutive years of ASI funding will be expected to have significant funding from other sources, providing a realistic plan for long-term program support for self-sufficiency.
  6. Programs that serve more than the student body will be expected to use Associated Students’ funds to provide substantially lower fees to student participants while ensuring that faculty, staff and general public fees are self-supporting.
  7. Programs that are granted ASI funding must provide acknowledgment of the source of funds and the ASI logo on all printed promotional material prepared for the program.
  8. ASI funding will not support stipends, faculty release time or faculty research.
  9. Please note that starting with the fiscal year 2019-20 External Grants, all student assistant positions funded by grant proceeds will no longer be employed by Associated Students, Inc. All student assistants will be employed by the University.
  10. California Government Code Section 11139.8 prohibits the use of “state funds”, which include the ARA and SAD grants, for travel to the states listed on the CA state travel ban list.  ARA and SAD grants will, therefore, not be approved for travel to the following states:  Alabama, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas.  (The complete list of affected states is maintained on the California State Attorney General’s website, ).  

Student Assistant Wages

**University Classifications for External Grant Programs (please see Sacramento State pay guide.)


Minimum wage will be $12.00 per hour


Minimum wage will be $13.00 per hour

Range Descriptions

Level 1: salary range

Work is characterized by:

  • Close Supervision
  • Minimal Experience
  • Brief training period (one month or less)
  • Specific guidelines necessary for most situations
  • Routine work of average difficulty involving clerical and/or manual task.

Typical Duties within This Level May Include:

  • Check and maintain office clerical records
  • perform simple data entry: type forms, labels, etc.
  • Answer telephone and take messages
  • Serve as a test proctor
  • Score objective tests by hand or machine
  • Compile simple statistical information
  • Assist in a stockroom or laboratory
  • Perform maintenance: Personnel
  • Re-shelving books, etc.

Level 2: salary range

Work is characterized by:

  • Independent work with only general supervision
  • Monitoring the work of one or more student assistants
  • Responsible for operation of a laboratory, stockroom, locker, room, etc.
  • Assignment to a variety of tasks of above average difficulty or that requires some advanced experience, training or skill Typical Duties within

Typical Duties within This Level May Include:

  • Provide information to public, answering questions, etc.
  • Repair and maintain equipment
  • Perform bibliographic searches
  • Perform work requiring knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, or database software
  • Grade subjective tests, essays or term papers, which involve substantial knowledge of lower division coursework
  • Assist building trades personnel
  • Tutoring/peer advisor (at the undergraduate level)

Level 3: Salary range

Work is characterized by:

  • Independent work using specialized complex skills at a high level of competence
  • Monitoring the work of several student assistants with varying levels of expertise
  • Assignment to a variety of special or difficult tasks, or substantial responsibility for an entire project or major segment of such programs or projects requiring judgment, maturity, or other special qualifications.
  • Assignment to academically demanding duties and responsibilities in a laboratory, research or instructional support program which requires knowledge and understanding typically gained with a Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field.

Typical Duties within this Level May Include:

  • Accomplishment of independent projects
  • Computer specialist/analyst
  • Building trades assistant
  • Laboratory assistant or research assistant meeting one or more of the above criteria
  • Tutoring/peer advisor (at the graduate level)

Please note that starting with the fiscal year 2019-20 External Grants, all student assistant positions funded by grant proceeds will no longer be employed by Associated Students, Inc. All student assistants will be employed by the University.

For questions please contact: (916) 278-6784.